Skilled renewable energy specialists
Epuron has a strong team of experienced, professional staff with a variety of backgrounds and specialist skills needed to advance our projects. We're ready to help.
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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. He has been a director of the Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering at the University of Sydney since 2006. Prior to 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.
ANDREW DURRAN, Executive Director, Co-founder
Andrew has more than 25 years experience in the renewable energy industry and has co-directed Epuron since its inception in 2003. This includes international development experience following the sale of the business to Hamburg-based Conergy AG until the subsequent MBO in 2011. 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, Development Director
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, Solar & Energy Storage
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.
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.
JULIAN KASBY, Project Manager
Julian first joined Epuron 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 four years abroad bringing experience from the UK Infrastructure Industry and after 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.
GRANT ALDERSON, Project Manager
Grant has 15 years experience in major project planning and development including renewable energy, industrial and urban development. He is a qualified town planner with engineering and project management training. Grant has experience working for electricity generators, developers, consultants and government agencies on projects across Australia.
BA (Sustainable Development) (Hons), Murdoch.
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.
DANIEL GILBERT, Solar Asset Manager
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.
CONNIE LIANG, Grid Connections Manager
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.
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.
REBECCA RIGGS, Project Officer
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.
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
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.
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.