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Our people

Skilled renewable energy specialists

Epuron has developed a strong team of experienced, professional staff with a variety of backgrounds to provide the diversity and skills needed to advance our projects. We're ready to help. 

If you're interested in joining us, please let us know.

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MARTIN POOLE, Executive Director, Co-founder

Martin has more than 25 years experience in the energy industry in Australia and the UK. Martin has been a director of the Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering at the University of Sydney since 2006. Before joining EPURON, Martin served as Vice President of Market Development for Powerline GES Pty Ltd and consulted to various energy companies in Australia and the UK, including: Energy Australia, IPART, NSW Sustainable Energy Development Authority, and Combined Heat and Power Association in London.

BA, M.Eng (Chem). PhD, U. Syd.

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ANDREW DURRAN, Executive Director, Co-founder

Andrew has more than 20 years experience in the energy industry focussed on renewable energy, including previous roles as an Associate Director of Energy Supply and Business Development at Sustainable Energy Development Authority and various roles in NSW-based utilities Pacific Power and Transgrid. Andrew was an active member of the Federal Mandatory Renewable Energy Target Working Group, National Green Power Accreditation Steering Group, and the NSW Sustainable Energy Research and Advisory Council (SERDAC).

BE (Elec, Hons), MBA (Technology Management).

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ANDREW WILSON, Development Director, Wind

Andrew has more than 20 years experience in the construction and energy industries, and has led the development of a number of Epuron's wind farm projects since 2007. Prior to joining Epuron Andrew had roles in developing and constructing renewable energy projects at AGL and Meridian Energy where he was responsible for the construction of the Wattle Point Wind Farm which was the largest wind farm in Australia at the time. Previous positions include 10 years with construction contractor Downer Engineering delivering multi-discipline projects.

B.Sc (Mech Eng), MBA (U. Waikato)

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DONNA BOLTON, Senior Project Manager

Donna has more than 15 years experience in the Australian and UK renewables industry. Since 2007, Donna has led some of our most challenging projects including the planning and land tenure for the Silverton Wind Farm, the largest approved wind farm proposal in Australia. Prior to joining Epuron, Donna worked for AGL Energy, Southern Hydro and Meridian Energy, progressing a number of projects including the Macarthur Wind Farm in Victoria and various gas projects in Queensland.

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ANTHONY MELOV, Senior Project Manager

Anthony has more than 15 years experience in the implementation of renewable energy projects in Australia and overseas.  He has been directly involved in the origination, development, financing, construction and asset management of projects totalling over 3,000 MW of operating capacity.  Anthony’s experience ranges from Australian utility-scale solar photovoltaic projects to a 1,550 MW wind energy project now operating in California.  Anthony has previously worked with Meridian Energy, Allco Wind Energy, Macquarie and renewable energy companies operating in the USA, UK, Mexico and South Africa.

BCom, LLB (UNSW)

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JESSICA PICTON, Development Manager

Jessica has worked in the renewable energy industry for over nine years and has been involved in over 1,000MW of wind and solar farm developments in Australia and abroad. Jessica’s experience covers project design, development and construction, with a special interest in solar projects.

BE (PV and Solar Energy) (Hons), UNSW

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JULIAN KASBY, Development Manager

Julian joined Epuron as a graduate in 2008 and has been involved in the development of over 1,000 MW of wind energy now under construction or operating in NSW. In 2016 Julian returned to Epuron after 4 years abroad bringing experience from the UK Infrastructure Industry working with engineering firms WorleyParsons and Arup. Julian also volunteers with Pingala, a not-for-profit organisation that develops community owned and operated solar systems for local businesses. 

BE (Electrical) (Hons), UNSW

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DANIEL GILBERT, Solar Asset Manager

Daniel is an engineer and project manager, primarily involved with the technical operation of our solar energy portfolio. Daniel’s activities involve project development, technical analysis of solar and wind energy systems, hardware management and technical support, mapping and database design.

BE (PV and Solar Energy) (Hons), UNSW

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ELYSE WISE, Project Manager

Elyse is an engineer and project manager, primarily involved in the development of Epuron’s small-scale solar energy portfolio. Elyse has a strong background in systems engineering, data analysis and remote sensing for renewable energy projects, having worked previously for Epuron’s sister company Fulcrum3D. Elyse’s activities include technical support, site investigation, project design and stakeholder consultation.

BE (Comp) (Hons), BSc (Physics, Earth Science), UNSW

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VIRGIL ROBINSON, Project Manager

Virgil’s activities for Epuron include project development, technical analysis of wind farms, mapping, wind monitoring mast maintenance and photomontage construction for visual assessment. Virgil has recently finished his studies at the University of Sydney.

BSc (Environmental Studies and Biology), U. Syd.

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NATHAN KELLY, GIS & Technical Support

Nathan started with Epuron in 2017 with a background in statistics and chemical engineering. He has a strong background in data analytics and works across a range of wind and solar projects. Nathan uses various modelling and GIS mapping tools to prepare energy yield assessments and to conduct initial site design for new sites in order to determine their viability.

BE (Chemical Engineering) (Hons), BSc (Financial Mathematics and Statistics), U. Syd.

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DAVID HEINER, GIS & Technical Support

David started with Epuron in 2017 with a background in project management and civil engineering. He is working on a range of different projects, primarily involved in site investigation and development of wind and solar projects. David's activities include project scheduling, managing consultants, reviewing reports, GIS mapping and site analysis.

BE (Civil Eng) (Environmental), U. Syd

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DAVID ROBINSON, Internal Counsel

David has practised in planning, environmental, property and commercial law since 1986. David worked for Gadens, the Environmental Defender’s Office and the Environment Protection Authority before resuming work as a sole practitioner in 2001. David lectures in planning and environmental law at the University of Technology Sydney. He is a director of Renewable Energy Education Projects (REEP) Ltd, a non-profit that provides education, visitor centre and ecotourism services.

BA, LLM (Syd); Cert IV Assessment and Workplace Training

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MICHELLE WILLIS-DAVIS, Office Manager

Michelle works across a number of Epuron’s projects, particularly focussing on landowner liaison, consultation, and new site investigation. In addition, Michelle has 8 years experience in office management and accounts, a role she continues to undertake at Epuron.

B. Health Science