about us

Energy Renaissance was founded in 2015 by a unique and experienced team of individuals and partners out of a passion to change the face of manufacturing and renewables in Australia to power a sustainable future.

We design, build and sell lithium-ion batteries that are safe, affordable, optimised for hot climates and deliver a positive environmental and social impact. Our first facility in Tomago, NSW (‘Renaissance One’) manufactures, sells and supports high-performance lithium ion batteries with several distinct advantages;

  • Optimum safety
  • Unlimited scalability
  • Manufactured in Australia for shorter delivery times and faster service and support
  • Uniquely optimised for improved performance in warm climates
  • Low cost and high performance

Our team

Board & Executive

Su McCluskey

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Awarded Regional Australian Woman of Influence, Su is an experienced senior executive and non-executive director with extensive expertise in economic and regional policy development, best practice regulation and governance.

Mark Chilcote

MANAGING DIRECTOR/ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 Over 25 years’ experience in the successful execution of major lump sum risk projects with a focus on the power industry, most recently leading the Engineering & Construction business for UGL Limited.

Bruce Godfrey

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR / CHAIR

Bruce’s career has been built in business, innovation investment and technology development fields. He has focused on the advancement and commercialisation of new energy technologies.

Gavin Jones

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Gavin offers a rare combination of depth and enthusiasm, he has a wealth of knowledge and technical expertise in financial, business and accounting solutions and specialises in finding practical solutions.

Michael Morley

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

An accomplished senior executive with a wide range of operational and strategic experience in Mining & Metals, Industrial Manufacturing and Business Development.

Dr Howard Lovatt

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Howard has a passion and record for solving big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future and an active advocate for collaboration. He is a Principle Senior Research Consultant at CSIRO

Brian Craighead

DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE

A change agent with an international career, Brian’s skills focus on building and leading teams. Driving and managing growth. Developing and executing evidence-based strategy. Embracing innovative and emerging disruptive technology.

Lauren Yabsley

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

With 20+ years experience in rapidly changing and complex business environments, Lauren brings a collaborative approach and commercial nous to driving performance outcomes across Finance and the broader business.

Christian Collison

OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE

Extensive experience in commercial electrical construction, photovoltaic and battery storage trades and a deep understanding of the energy industry, with a desire to be using technology & innovation for a more sustainable future for energy consumption in Australia and around the world. 

Julie Frikken

BRAND & MARKETING EXECUTIVE

A digital creative pioneer and an advocate for a better way to power our planet, Julie has been responsible for creative direction and content strategy for Australia’s first in-store digital media trials, world first outdoor media events and Australia’s largest and fastest growing online social movements.

Danielle Crossan

HUMAN RESOURCES EXECUTIVE

An influencer who thrives on tough challenges, Danielle brings specialist skills in organisational development, industrial and employee relations, training, mentoring, project mobilisation, talent acquisition and diversity & inclusion.

Our Team

Jim Hao

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

A results driven, self-motivated and resourceful financial controller with extensive experience to provide key financial data, support and reporting to assist in key business decisions

Jessica Zhang

PROCUREMENT & CONTRACT ADMIN

A contracts management professional with over 13 years experience in large infrastructure projects and telecommunication with a focus on project delivery, process improvement, stakeholder management.

Hugh Paterson

TALENT SPECIALIST

A competent Talent Acquisition professional, with significant experienced and an innovative approach. Hugh has proven ability in sourcing quality candidates in competitive markets for Tier One Australian organisations.

Nathan Berryman

ELECTRICIAN

Nathan has an uncompromising approach to safety and skillset in electrical and mechanical fault finding, testing and technical schematics in the mining, industrial, commercial and maintenance industries.

Kristal Bartlett

ELECTRICIAN

Meticulous about quality and highly motivated Kristal brings a broad range of technical and industrial equipment and machinery skills with process and production experience across mining, transport and engineering industries.

David Sleightholme

SALES MANAGER

A results orientated sales manager with international experience.  David brings a high degree of technical acumen and strong customer focus to our team.

 

Sara Craighead

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

The captain of our office environment, Sara is passionate about delivering our brand from customers to couriers and provides administrative support across all levels of the business.

Rebecca McInnes

PLANNER

Rebecca thrives on organisation and efficiency, a keen environmentalist playing an active role in shaping our future. She drives overall planning and scheduling across the facility project.

Sasha Varman

UNDERGRADUATE ENGINEER

Sasha is passionate about automation, programming, and data science and brings fresh thinking and a shared vision for affordable and clean energy to our growing team.