Founder and Managing Director
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John is the founder and Managing Director of Australian CleanTech and has advised
numerous organizations on their options with respect to securing or making cleantech
investments. He facilitates the Adelaide and Sydney Cleantech Networks that
provide fora for cleantech collaboration, publishes the Australian Cleantech
Index and the Australian Cleantech Review, is on the board of cleantech companies
involved in solar farms, wind farms, biosensors and plastics recycling (the
latter being based in Fujian Province, China).
John is also an Adjunct Lecturer in Leadership and Entrepreneurship on the
MBA at the University of Adelaide and is a member of the South Australian Premier’s
Climate Change Council.
He recently compiled and edited a collection of essays titled Opportunities
Beyond Carbon (Melbourne University Press), which seeks to refocus the climate
debate away from all the potential bad consequences and towards the many opportunities
with which we are now faced.
John previously worked for Origin Energy on growth, strategy and M&A projects
in addition to being the founding secretary of the company’s Operational
Risk Committee. He specialized in reviewing and filtering clean energy and water
industry opportunities. Prior to joining the Australian energy industry, John
held teaching, oil and gas and consulting engineering roles in the UK, Canada
and the Middle East.
He has engineering degrees from the University of Oxford and Trinity College,
Dublin and an MBA from the University of Adelaide. He has completed the AICD’s
Company Directors Course and is a chartered engineer with the Institute of Engineers