About Us

The EUAA is an incorporated, not-for-profit association. Our members determine the direction of the association along with our Electricity, Gas and Sustainability policies while our Chief Executive Officer, supported by a specialist team, is responsible for managing activities, administration, finances and implementing policy. EUAA generates the majority of its revenue from membership fees and events. External funds are occasionally sought for special projects.

Our Mission

The EUAA will provide a timely and professional service to members in four key areas: Policy Development, Advocacy, Information and Networking.

The EUAA will represent its Members’ collective views and respect the divergence of views of individual Members.

Our Vision

To be the trusted and relentless voice within the energy sector, seeking a competitive, reliable and sustainable energy supply for all energy users.

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Policy and Advocacy

To provide a relentless and powerful voice on behalf of members to various energy industry stakeholders – be it in the regulatory, policy or political arena. Advocacy is underpinned by strong and highly qualitative research and data.

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Information

To inform, educate and build the skills and knowledge base of our members and other energy industry stakeholders by offering a series of targeted energy-based forums.

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Networking

To provide a forum for members and other energy industry stakeholders to pursue a better understanding of their issues.

OUR PEOPLE

Andrew Richards

Chief Executive Officer

Over the last 28 years Andrew has held a variety of public relations, sales and marketing and senior management roles in the energy utilities sector.

In August 2016 Andrew joined the Energy Users Association of Australia as its Chief Executive Officer.

Immediately prior to his current role, Andrew had been with Pacific Hydro for 16 years in the role of Executive Manager, External Affairs where he led a team of professionals who managed media and public relations, corporate marketing, community engagement, reputation enhancement, government affairs and policy development.
In addition to this Andrew was company spokesperson for over 12 years and had represented the company at numerous state and federal parliamentary inquiries into energy and climate change policy along with significant engagement with industry, government and media stakeholders both in Australia and internationally.

Andrew has been active with various industry associations having been a director and president of the Australian Wind Energy Association, director and deputy chair of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and was a founding director of the Clean Energy Council having also played a central role in its formation.

Jodie Haigh

Executive Assistant to the CEO

A long standing employee of the EUAA, Jodie has has worked with three CEOs and has developed extensive knowledge and expertise organising countless events including conferences, breakfast briefings and member forums.

Jodie is the backbone of the organisation and her wealth of knowledge, attention to detail and positive and proactive nature provides an invaluable resource to members, CEO, board and staff.

Mark Grenning

Director Policy and Regulation

Mark, recently appointed to his EUAA role, has been a long term Director and past Chairman of the EUAA. He is a member of the AER’s Consumer Challenge Panel and lectures in the Master of Energy Systems course at the University of Melbourne.

Prior to these roles Mark had a 30 year career in Rio Tinto with a focus on energy management. In the last 7 years he was the global subject matter expert advising on energy supply options to Rio Tinto’s operations. He has had extensive experience in representing users interests in a variety of national energy forums, including 12 years on the AEMC Reliability Panel.

Alan Markham

Association Secretary

A qualified Chartered Accountant, Alan’s career has taken him around the world building expertise across a broad range of companies including Ernst & Young and Price Waterhouse Coopers in South Africa, the USA and Australia.

Working with the EUAA for more than 10 years, Alan brings 5 years’ experience within the manufacturing sector in Australia, and extensive experience from working in the energy sector which included managing the corporatisation and then privatisation of the Victorian SEC's energy efficiency arm and advising the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (which merged to become the Clean Energy Council).

Emily Wood

Communications Manager

An experienced and enthusiastic communications professional Emily has a background in all facets of communication from media relations, issues management, crisis management, internal communications, community relations and marketing. Emily joined the EUAA in 2016 and while new to membership organisations, Emily brings with her over a decade of experience in the energy sector, after working with both generators and retailers.

In her role at the EUAA Emily is responsible for media relations, conference marketing, branding and other external facing communications.

Kyllie McMullen

Member Account Manager

Kyllie comes to the EUAA from the Banking and Finance sector, with the past 13 years at ANZ Banking Corporation

In her most recent role as Contract Manager Kyllie managed several large vendor contracts which supplied goods across the entire Retail Branch Network.
Kyllie has many years’ experience in Business Development, Account and Relationship management roles with extensive stakeholder management as well as New product and procedure development both in the private and banking sector.

OUR BOARD

Chairperson - Mr Brian Morris

Vice President - Energy & Sustainability Services, Schneider-Electric

Brian is Chair of the EUAA and leads Schneider Electric’s Energy and Sustainability Services business in Australia which provides a range of solutions to assist clients to dramatically improve business results through superior sustainability performance and energy efficiency.

Brian was a founder and Director of Creative Energy Solutions from 2003 to 2010, the first specialist energy advisor to be awarded an Australian Financial Services License. In October 2010, the company was acquired by the UK based M&C Energy Group.

Brian started working in the electricity industry in 1986 and held positions at the State Electricity Commission of Victoria and Loy Yang Power.

Brian possesses strong financial & business management skills coupled with extensive experiences in the energy trading, business, and technical fields.

Graham Bryant

National Environment Manager, Simplot Australia.

Graham holds qualifications in Production Engineering, food technology and environmental management. Initially joining Masterfoods of Australia as a Project Engineer in 1982, he worked across a number of Operations roles during his 12 1⁄2 years tenure and was the inaugural operations manager at their Wyong site when constructed in 1992.

Graham joined Simplot in January 1995 where he has held a number of roles and is currently National Environment Manager.

Graham is a member of Simplot’s Sustainability Leadership Team, is co-chair of Simplot’s Carbon Task Force Team and is a board member of the EUAA.

Tony Louka

Manager Energy & Services, Woolworths Ltd

Tony has over 15 years experience in the energy sector and is currently a board member of the EUAA, representing Woolworths Limited as Manager - Energy & Services for the Woolworths Limited group of companies across Aus & NZ.

Tony has held roles with Ergon Energy & Emerson Network Power in a Business Development & Technical Solutions capacity. His graduate studies began at the University of Western Sydney and he is currently completing a post graduate Masters of Business at Macquarie University.

He has a Diploma in Electrical connect/disconnect that has enhanced his understanding of power quality & reliability matters as well as an AFMA accreditation for Electricity Derivatives. Tony currently sits on the boards of a number of independent private companies and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Peter Dobney

GM Resources & Energy, Orora Group

Peter is GM Resources and Energy for Orora Limited (formerly Amcor Australasia).

In addition to managing energy supply contracts (gas and electricity), he is also responsible for Carbon Tax Compliance and its Resource Efficiency Program, managing energy, water and waste reduction for Orora and reporting on energy use and greenhouse gas emissions to State and Federal Governments.

Peter is a qualified Mechanical Engineer with experience in the design and construction of power plants and building services. He also has significant experience in energy efficiency and was a Director of Enersonics between 1987 and 1997.

Peter has been a board member of the EUAA since its inception in 2000, and was Chair from 2000 to 2005 and 2008 to 2009.

Mark Grenning

Consultant

Mark has been a long term Director and past Chairman of the EUAA. He is a member of the AER’s Consumer Challenge Panel and lectures in the Master of Energy Systems course at the University of Melbourne.

Prior to these roles Mark had a 30 year career in Rio Tinto with a focus on energy management. In the last 7 years he was the global subject matter expert advising on energy supply options to Rio Tinto’s operations. He has had extensive experience in representing users interests in a variety of national energy forums, including 12 years on the AEMC Reliability Panel.

Steven Mouzakis

National Energy and Sustainability Manager, Brickworks Building Products

Damian Pyle

Procurement Services Manager, Australian Paper

Damian has been working in Engineering and Operational roles in the Pulp and Paper industry for over 20 years. Initially graduating with honors from an Engineering Degree at Monash University, Damien has developed significant key skills in strategy and critical thinking. Damian’s current role as Procurement Services Manager at Australian Paper is to procure the energy needs for Australian Paper.

Tim Lawrence

Utilities Manager, Incitec Pivot

Tim is the Energy and Utilities Manager at Incitec Pivot and leads a team which manages the development and implementation of secure and cost effective energy and utilities supply to IPL’s Australian manufacturing, distribution and administrative facilities. These categories include wholesale and retail gas, retail electricity, carbon based certi cates and water.

Gabriele Sartori

Consultant

With over 25 years’ experience in resources, IT and energy sectors, Gabriele is a former senior Adviser to ARENA, the federal Australian Renewable Energy Agency and is currently working as a consultant.

She advises senior executives in industry and government on strategy related matters, drawing on a depth of experience including from her previous role as ARENA’s liaison person for the mining industry, electricity generation and network matters. Identifying new opportunities for renewable energy and energy efficiency and demand side management projects are focus areas of Gabriele’s work.

Gabriele sat on various industry and government committees, chaired a number of industry association working groups, is board member of the Energy Users Association Australia and President of the German Australian Business Association.

She lectures 'energy efficiency and changes in energy markets' under the Master Program for Sustainable Energy of the University of Queensland.

Gabriele holds an MBA and a Postgraduate degree in Public Relations. 

Dr Penelope Crossley

Academic

Dr Penelope Crossley is a senior lecturer at the University of Sydney where she specialises in the complex legal issues associated with the energy and resources sectors. In particular, her research focuses on the fields of comparative renewable energy and energy storage law, electricity market governance, and the intersection between tort law and the energy and resources sector. Penelope is the Senior Industry Advisor to the Australian Energy Storage Alliance on regulatory and policy issues and a member of the interdisciplinary Energy Storage Research Network (EStoReN) at the University of Sydney. Her PhD on ‘Reconceptualising Renewable Energy Law: A Comparative Study of the National Laws Designed to Accelerate the Deployment of Renewable Energy,’ was awarded in 2015.

Prior to entering academia, Penelope practised as a Solicitor in London and Beijing for a Magic Circle law firm specialising in Global Energy and Infrastructure Law. She has also worked in-house for a major energy company advising their alternative energy division on issues related to emissions trading, renewable energy, emerging consumer markets and technologies.

Upcoming Events

EUAA National Conference 2018, Etihad Stadium, Melbourne 2 - 3 May 2018

admin | July 31, 2017

The Energy Users' Association of Australia's Premier National Conference will be held in Melbourne at Etihad Stadium on May 2-3, 2018. Running over two days and…

South Australian Energy Forum – The Pullman Adelaide (formerly Crowne Plaza) 24 October 2017

admin | July 31, 2017

Focusing on innovation and revolution in our energy markets, the full-day South Australian Energy Forum on Tuesday October 24 at the Pullman Adelaide (formerly Crowne…

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