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

Andrew has over 30 years of energy industry and infrastructure development experience having held a variety of senior management roles in the areas of sales and marketing, public and stakeholder relations, media and communications, strategic planning, policy development, stakeholder engagement and political advocacy.

For the last 3 years he has been Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Users Association of Australia (EUAA). The EUAA is the peak national body representing Australian commercial and industrial electricity and gas users. EUAA membership covers a broad cross-section of the Australian economy including significant retail, manufacturing, mining, materials and food processing industries.

Under his leadership the EUAA has positioned itself as a highly respected thought leader and advisor to energy industry players, regulators and governments and is recognised by these stakeholders as a strong advocate for energy users.

With significant experience in energy policy, political advocacy and stakeholder engagement Andrew continues to play a key role in a range of forums including the AEMO Expert Panel, the Federal Government Energy Industry Roundtable, the AER Value of Customer Reliability Consultative Committee and the recently formed National Hydrogen Strategy Taskforce Stakeholder Advisory Panel.

Andrew is also deeply involved in ongoing engagement on behalf of energy users with the ACCC, AEMC, ESB, COAG Energy Council, AER and via numerous industry related customer reference groups.

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

Division Director, Macquarie Capital

Brian recently joined Macquarie Capital’s Australian Infrastructure team based in Melbourne. Brian comes to Macquarie with over 30 years’ experience within the energy sector and has extensive energy market origination and energy trading experience, including renewable Power Purchase Agreements (PPA).
Brian has a deep understanding of energy financial markets and has worked with a number of large energy users on financial and physical grid connected and behind the meter energy management solutions.
Prior to joining Macquarie, Brian worked at Schneider Electric for 7 years where he lead the Energy and Sustainability Services business in Australia, a diverse and profitable team of 75 staff focused on improving the sustainability and energy productivity of commercial and industrial sector clients.
Brian was a founder and Director of Creative Energy Solutions from 2003 – 2010, the first specialist energy advisor to be awarded an Australian Financial Services License.

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.

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

Consultant

Steven is an energy professional having spent the last 20 years working for Australia's largest Utilities and Energy Consumers. He has held senior roles in Wholesale & Trading, Energy Procurement & Sales, Energy Productivity and Waste to Energy. He is currently working as an Adviser assisting large energy users procure their energy needs and improving energy productivity, brokering gas deals and working with the waste industry substituting traditional fuels with organics and other waste streams. Prior to this he managed Energy, Carbon & Environment for Brickworks Building Products.

Steven commenced his career in the manufacturing industry as a Process Engineer progressing into line management roles. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree (Mech) from UTS and a Master of Business & Technology (MBT) from the AGSM.

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.

Bridgette Carter

Manager Energy Sourcing & Utilisation BlueScope

Bridgette Carter is the Manager Energy Sourcing and Utilisation for BlueScope Steel. She manages the team responsible for procuring BlueScope’s Australian energy and utility needs, overseeing contracts worth in excess of $170 million per annum across more than 50 operational sites. Bridgette has spent over 20 years in the manufacturing sector with significant experience in energy procurement, energy and carbon accounting, energy efficiency, energy regulation compliance and energy policy. She holds a degree in Engineering as well as a Masters in Professional Accounting.

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.

Chris Foley

National Energy Manager, Wesfarmers Department Stores

Chris leads the management of energy costs, demand, carbon and waste/recycling strategy across Wesfarmers Department Stores Division which incorporates 800 Kmart, Kmart Tyre & Auto and Target stores here and in New Zealand. He also sits on Wesfarmers Strategic Procurement Council for energy and represents the interests of the wider Wesfarmers group of companies on the EUAA including Bunnings, Coles, OfficeWorks and a number of leading industrial businesses.

His energy and environmental impact management experience spans more than 20 years across large and small businesses and government in leadership roles with utilities, electrical engineering and environmental engineering consultancies and service providers.

Chris’ qualifications include MBA, MB(Mktg), BBus(HRM).

Miles Prosser

Executive Director Australian Aluminium Council

Miles has twenty years experience in industry policy issues. He has previously worked for the pulp & paper and forest industries on a range of issues relating to resource allocation, sustainability and climate change. Miles has experience in the development and implementation of policy from the perspective of Government, resource suppliers, major processing companies and industry associations. The priorities of the Australian Aluminium Council include an effective response to climate change, the renewable energy target and the reputation of the aluminium industry and its products.

Lisa Zembrodt

Director, Operations - Energy Markets, Schneider Electric

As Director of the Markets and Strategy teams of Schneider Electric’s Energy and Sustainability Services division in Australia, Lisa is passionate about leading clients in the journey from passive to active energy management. Through supply-side energy management services including Risk Management, Energy Sourcing/Procurement, Research & Forecasting/Analytics, and bespoke Solutions Consulting, Lisa and her teams drive value for clients by reducing spend, protecting budgets, and improving investment decisions.

Lisa came to Schneider Electric from Ernst & Young in 2006 to forecast global gas and oil markets. She then led global Fortune 500 client accounts in building and implementing corporate energy hedging strategies as a Risk Manager. Her expertise was pivotal in the risk management and investment decisions of both industrial users and energy producers. After then leading Schneider Electric’s Global Research & Analytics team, Lisa joined the Pacific Zone ESS operations to lead the Markets and Strategy teams. Lisa is passionate about energy markets and coaching & developing her teams to think innovatively to create value for Schneider's clients.

Upcoming Events

2019 Breakfast Briefing Series 1 June 2019

Emily Wood | May 15, 2019

Exclusively for EUAA members, our Breakfast Briefing series will be running again throughout 2019. If you have an issue you want to know more about,…

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