The GECA board is elected by GECA’s members. GECA’s membership categories enable representation from key stakeholder groups including licensees, purchasers, environment organisations, independent experts, green building professionals and others.
Board members serve for a three-year term. Among other things, the board sets GECA’s strategic direction and employs and provides support to the CEO.
Prior to that he was a Partner and senior member of the leadership team at PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) in both the UK and Australia. He has extensive strategic skills, having spent several years as a member of PwC Australia’s Leadership Council and, until his retirement from the firm in 2012, led one of PwC’s national Major Business Units. Patrick was also responsible for marketing and business development across a number of practice areas, and has considerable expertise in these aspects. His past experience includes running an environmental business manufacturing solar and wind energy systems. Patrick is a qualified Executive and Leadership development coach, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and of the Fundraising Institute of Australia.
Chair of GECA’s
She works with clients to mitigate risks and create opportunities in response to climate change challenges, including options to drive investments in low emission technologies and abatement options. Lorraine’s technical, policy, executive and governance experience spans over 30 years with a strong strategic focus especially on the energy sector. Lorraine is a Non-Executive Director of Queensland Electricity Transmission Corporation Limited (Powerlink), a Member of the Victorian Government’s Interim Targets Independent Expert Panel and a member of the NSW Climate Change Council. She was formerly the Chief Clean Energy Advisor to the Queensland Government and a Partner at EY. Lorraine has a BSc(Hons), MBA and PhD. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.
Currently the Head of Political Engagement for Oxfam Australia, Emma tackles extreme poverty and inequality around the world by engaging and persuading decision-makers. She works to change minds, systems and lives.
She previously worked at Amnesty International and spent 8 years as a political advisor in the federal parliament and during that time campaigned to protect our environment, price pollution, label our food, get women into our corporate boardrooms and get kids out of detention.
Emma is a founding Board Director of Women in Aid and Development and served 4 years as a Non-Executive Director at one of Australia’s leading wellness and spa companies. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, admitted to practice as a solicitor in NSW and has a Masters of Public Policy & Politics.
Chair of GECA's Finance & Risk
He specialised in providing financial advice and assistance for a number of public listed entities and private companies in the Television & Media, Telecommunications, Consumer Goods and Services, and Construction and Manufacturing sectors. Steve has significant experience managing PwC’s operations in Jakarta, Port Moresby and Sydney and brings a strong financial focus to the Board, with a pragmatic lens. Steve is a member of the Australian institute of Company Directors, and Fellow of both Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Non-Voting Board Observer
Suzie is the National Marketing Manager at global construction company Multiplex. With 18 years’ experience in the construction and property development industry she has both corporate and project marketing experience. Her skills include branding, marketing strategy, advertising, communications and CRM. Suzie completed a Masters of Business in Marketing at University of Technology in 2011.
With a growing interest in sustainability and a passion for continuous learning, Suzie is currently serving as a Non-Voting Board Observer whilst supporting GECA with strategic marketing as part of a UTS volunteer program for Business School Alumni.
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