Skilled renewable energy specialists
Epuron's highly skilled team is made up of individuals with commercial and technical expertise in the unique development requirements and management of renewable energy assets.
DANIEL KIM, Executive Director
Daniel is Chief Executive Officer of Epuron's parent company Ark Energy Corporation Pty Ltd. He has over 20 years’ experience advising on a broad range of industries including renewable energy, natural resources and infrastructure. Previously Daniel was the Queensland Government’s Trade & Investment Commissioner for Korea and had a long career at KPMG in Transactions & Restructuring. Daniel is on the Global Steering Committee of the Hyzon Zero Carbon Alliance, is a member of the Australian Hydrogen Council and has been a director of the Australia-Korea Business Council since 2014.
Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce, UQ.
KATHY DANAHER, Executive Director
Kathy is Vice Chairwoman of Epuron's parent company Ark Energy Corporation Pty Ltd. She has over 30 years’ financial and business management experience in resource and energy markets including oil, base metals and renewable energy development. She has served as a company director across multiple industries including metal refining, road and marine logistics, as well as for the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) reliability panel. She is also a director of Townsville Enterprise, a not-for-profit organisation that facilitates regional economic development in North Queensland.
Bachelor of Science, Bachelor in Marine Biology (Hons), Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA Australia).
MARTIN POOLE, Advisor
Martin co-founded Epuron with Andrew Durran and served as Executive Director from 2003 to 2022. He has more than 25 years experience in the energy industry in Australia and the UK. He has been a director of the Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering at the University of Sydney since 2006; 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.
ANDREW DURRAN, Advisor
Andrew co-founded Epuron with Martin Poole and served as Executive Director from 2003 to 2022. Andrew has more than 25 years experience in the renewable energy industry including international development experience. Prior to Epuron Andrew directed the Energy Supply and Business Development at the NSW Sustainable Energy Development Authority and held various roles in NSW-based utilities Pacific Power and Transgrid. Andrew was a 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).
PAUL STANGROOM, Head of Development
Paul has more than 15 years experience in the renewable energy space, both in development and consultancy. He has managed wind resource assessment, technical advisory and grid connection teams in Europe and Australia for a wide range of wind farm projects, and working closely with lenders and investors. In Australia he has managed a portfolio of 400MW of wind farm developments now in operation, working closely with landowners, communities and other stakeholders to achieve successful project outcomes.
MEng (Mechanical Engineering), University of Manchester, UK; PhD (Renewable Energy), University of Nottingham, UK.
DONNA BOLTON, General Manager Development, Tasmania
Donna has more than 20 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 projects in Victoria and Queensland. Donna has been managing Epuron's projects in Tasmania since 2019.
ANTHONY RUSSO, General Manager Development, Queensland
Anthony has more than 25 years experience gained through a range of environmental, social and governance related roles in the resources sector, consulting and government. Prior to joining Epuron Anthony managed land access and approvals for BHP Minerals Australia's assets. This followed a decade with Rio Tinto where he served as manager for environment and communities, and manager for approvals, tenements and land. Raised in north Queensland, during his earlier career Anthony was also involved in a number of the state's significant projects including Windy Hill Wind Farm.
BEng (Environmental), James Cook University.
ANDREW WILSON, General Manager Development, NSW
Andrew has more than 20 years experience in the construction and energy industries, and has led 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 construction of the Wattle Point Wind Farm, at the time the largest wind farm in Australia. Previous experience also includes 10 years delivering multi-discipline projects with construction contractor Downer Engineering.
B.Sc (Mech Eng), MBA, U. Waikato.
HSIN CHERN LIM, General Manager, Strategy & Operations
Hsin Chern Lim has more than 15 years experience in the renewables and utilities sector. Prior to joining Epuron Hsin Chern was involved in leadership and engineering for various renewable energy frontiers including building industry leading utility scale energy storage systems, large scale PV farms, and complex energy systems such as microgrids and hybrid systems.
B.Sc (Electrical Engineering), CPEng RPEQ NER.
DANIEL GILBERT, Manager, Strategy & Operations
Daniel is an engineer and project manager, primarily involved with the technical operation of Epuron's solar energy portfolio. Daniel’s expertise includes 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.
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.
JESSICA PICTON, Project 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.
SANDRA WEINHOLD, Project Manager
Sandra joined Epuron in 2018. Prior to that she worked in wind farm development in Germany. At Epuron Sandra is mainly involved in project development of wind farm sites in Tasmania. Her areas of expertise include site investigation and design, wind resource and energy yield analysis, GIS mapping, visual assessment, wind monitoring and stakeholder engagement and consultation.
MSc (Industrial Engineering and Management), TU Berlin.
REBECCA RIGGS, Project Manager
Rebecca joined Epuron in 2021 and provides technical and stakeholder relations support across a number of projects. Prior to joining Epuron she worked on scientific research vessels completing climatic and oceanographic research, in Australia and Germany.
BSc (Geology/Geophysics) (Hons) U. Syd.
LIAM PARNELL, Project Officer
Liam joined Epuron in 2021 as a graduate engineer with experience in commercial solar projects. He is involved with both wind and solar projects, including technical support and stakeholder engagement.
BEng. (Photovoltaics and Solar Energy) (Hons), UNSW; BCom. (Finance), UNSW.
CONNIE LIANG, Grid Planning Specialist
Connie has more than 10 years experience in the power industry. Prior to joining Epuron Connie worked for TransGrid where she held roles in transmission network planning, the assessment of renewable generator connections and the development of transmission network infrastructure projects.
BE (Electrical) (Hons), UNSW; Dip (Project Management), Institute of Management.
PAUL CROOK, Wind Engineer
Paul joined Epuron in 2020. His expertise includes data cleaning, reporting and analysis, and managing wind measurement campaigns. He also has experience in wind farm operations and energy market analysis.
BE (Mechanical) (Hons), U. Syd.
MICHELLE WILLIS-DAVIS, Finance & Admin Manager, Company Secretary
Michelle has 15 years experience in office management and accounts, and in addition to those roles, also provides support to a number of Epuron’s projects in landowner liaison, consultation and new site investigation.
B. Health Science
MELISSA PISANI, Communications & Community Engagement Manager
Melissa has 20 years experience in professional communications for large and multinational companies. Her experience prior to joining Epuron included ten years as a consultant with global agency Edelman, followed by corporate and government sector in-house roles and independent consulting. Melissa manages Epuron's corporate communications and supports project teams for their stakeholder and community engagement.
BA Comms, CSU; Grad Cert Environmental Management, UNSW.
DAVID ROBINSON, Internal Counsel
David has practised in planning, environmental, property and commercial law since 1986. He has worked for Gadens, the Environmental Defender’s Office, the Environment Protection Authority, and as a sole practitioner since 2001. David also lectures in planning and environmental law at the University of Technology Sydney.
BA, LLM, U. Syd; Cert IV Assessment and Workplace Training.