OUR PEOPLE

EUAN Cameron

Non-executive chairman

Euan is the CEO and a founding shareholder of the Wind Prospect Group. Following a diverse career in the UK Civil Service, shipbuilding and oil and gas, he first became involved in renewable energy in 1992, financing and bringing on stream the second commercial wind farm in the UK. Euan went on to grow the Group into a multinational operation, its first overseas investment being in Australia in 2000. Over the last 25 years, the Group developed 86 projects (3.4GW) and constructed 148 (2.8GW). The Group’s focus is now the Australian market and Euan brings his 27 years of experience in renewables to the Board.

BSc, PhD (Geochemistry)

dr chris morris

director

Chris is a non-executive director of the Wind Prospect group of companies with a focus on commercial matters. With 40 years plus technical & commercial experience in the electricity supply industry in various senior roles (CEGB & PowerGen). Prior to joining Wind Prospect in 2003 he was General Manager of PowerGen Renewables group (now E.ON Climate & Renewables UK), establishing the UK's first off-shore wind farms. He was the founding chairman of the World Energy Council's Renewable Energy Committee, and a member of the UK Government's Renewables Advisory Board, chairing the planning committee.

BSc (Special Honours), PhD (Organic Semiconductors), MRSC, CChem

ben purcell

General manager, development

With a diverse background working in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sector for over 20 years, Ben leads the project development team.  His experience spans across site finding, project planning and development, environmental impact assessment, stakeholder management and community engagement, system design, contract negotiation, investor relations, policy development and training.  Before joining Wind Prospect he developed a state wide energy efficiency policy for the South Australian government and worked with the Centre for Appropriate Technology, an NGO involved with improving the supply of energy to small, remote Aboriginal communities.

 

MSc (Renewable Energy), BAppSc (Energy Studies), BSc (Hons) (Psychology), GradDipPM

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louise mccormack

financial controller

Louise is the Financial Controller for Wind Prospect and is responsible for the delivery of our ancillary services such as accounting, reporting, human resources, information technology and insurance management.  Louise has been working in accounting for over 20 years, having completed a Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Accounting and Management) at Monash University and attained her Chartered Accounting qualification shortly thereafter.  She has worked across a wide range of industries and brings a wealth of knowledge to Wind Prospect. 

 

BBus Comm (Accounting and Management), CA

richard barker

senior development manager

During his 15 years of wind development in the UK with Wind Prospect, Richard has managed the development of five onshore wind sites totalling 94MW, taking the projects through the whole development process from site feasibility to financial close.  Within the wider UK development team, Richard has been involved with the development of more than 20 onshore wind projects totalling over 400 MW in the UK, all of which are fully operational and delivering low carbon electricity.  Over the past two years, Richard has bought his extensive experience to Australia, working on projects across the country in various stages of development.

 

MSc (Dist) (Renewable Energy Systems and Technology)

rory mcmanus

development manager

As a member of the Wind and Solar farm development team Rory works on many aspects of project development including environmental impact assessment and stakeholder management. Having worked as a project manager in the sustainable energy sector in the UK for many years before moving to Australia, Rory has extensive project management and stakeholder engagement experience.

 

BSc (Environmental Science and Policy), Cert Prince2 Project Management

annika harbig

senior development engineer

As a Senior Development Engineer, Annika is responsible for actively managing the technical aspects of project development including wind resource assessment, project design, noise propagation prediction and visual impact modelling.  Annika has over 10 years experience within the renewable energy industry with a focus on utility scale wind farm and solar farm development including international consultancy experience preparing wind resource assessments for clients in Europe, Southeast Asia and South Africa.

 

BEng (Hons), BTech (Aerospace)

domenic peake

development engineer

Having a background in Mechanical Engineering and a work history including wind energy construction, manufacturing engineering and energy efficiency auditing, Domenic has a range of technical skills at his disposal. As a Development Engineer, Domenic has a technical role in the Wind Prospect team focused on project design, wind resource analysis and GIS support.  

 

MEng (Sustainable Energy), BEng (Mechanical)

MARCOS VENEGAS

development engineer

Marcos is a passionate and motivated Wind Engineer, specialising in the design, modelling, and management of wind energy projects. Marcos spent three years working on offshore wind projects in the Netherlands, with experience ranging from foundation design to installation. Now a Development Engineer with Wind Prospect, Marcos brings his mathematical and aerodynamics background to the design and optimisation of onshore wind farms.

 

MSc (Wind Energy), MSc (Aerospace), BSc (Aerospace)

sandra anderson

office manager

Sandra is the Office Manager for Wind Prospect and is responsible for providing administrative support to the development staff and the Financial Controller.  Her role involves maintaining OHS Standards, mail outs,  supplier reviews, confidentiality agreements, invoicing, organization of conferences and general maintenance of the office. Sandra brings a wide range of experience as she has previously worked in various industries including engineering, building, property maintenance, aviation and medical.

Jay Knight

Senior Development Manager

Jay brings a wide range of technical and management experience to Wind Prospect. As a qualified geologist he started his career in mining and mineral exploration in South Australia before moving to Tasmania in the early 2000s. Working for the Tasmanian government owned energy provider, Jay was drawn towards environmental impact assessment work for wind, solar, hydropower and transmission line projects. Since moving to Victoria in 2008, Jay has managed the approvals process for a number of major energy and transport projects, including the Environment Effects Statement (EES) for the Mordialloc Freeway

 

Grad Dip (Spatial Information Science) (Hons), BSc (Hons) (Geology)

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Patrick Deveney

Development Officer

As a member of the Wind farm development team Patrick is involved right across the development of our projects including site finding, environmental impact assessments, stakeholder management and planning approvals. Prior to joining the team, Pat worked as a consultant in environmental management/planning and in the infrastructure sustainability space. He has worked on environmental impact assessments and planning approvals for several of Victoria’s wind farms currently under development.

 

MEnv (Environmental Science), BA

Michael Sale

development manager

Michael joined the Wind Prospect team as a Development Manager responsible for the day-to-day management of renewable energy projects.  Michael brings more than 12 years’ experience delivering environmental assessments and regulatory approvals as a consultant for developments in the energy, mining, and infrastructure sectors across Australia and internationally. His areas of expertise encompass environmental impact assessment and management, project management and ecology.

 

PhD (ecology), BSc (Hons) (zoology and environmental science)

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