CEIG

Our People

CEIG is a membership organisation with a governing board drawn from member companies who are leaders in the clean energy investment sector. Our policy, advocacy and governance team operates across the country bringing deep expertise and experience in public policy, energy market design, advocacy and corporate governance.

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Neoen - Bulgana Green Power Hub

Our Board

Simon Corbell

Board Chair and CEO
Simon has more than two decades of senior experience in public policy. He is widely recognised as a leader in the areas of renewable energy and climate change mitigation and adaptation.​ His advocacy for a strong climate change policy for Canberra saw the ACT achieve national and international recognition as a best-practice jurisdiction.

Mitch King

Non-Executive Director
Mitch is the founder and Managing Director of Lighthouse (established 2007) - an independent sustainable infrastructure fund manager. He is a recognised leader in the Global infrastructure investment market with over 25 years' experience in infrastructure funds management and investment.

David Krsevan

Non-Executive Director
David is Canadian Solar's General Manager (Energy) in Australia. He has also previously worked at Infigen Energy, NAB and KPMG, focusing on risk advisory, energy trading and energy markets.

Stuart Macfarlane

Non-Executive Director
Stuart is the CEO of Akuo Energy (Australia). He has 10 years of international experience in the development, financing and EPC management of large-scale renewable energy infrastructure projects. He also has 17 years of international investment banking experience and has held senior leadership roles at Downer and Deutsche Bank.

Lee Mrnjavac

Non-Executive Director
Lee is the Australian Country Manager for RWE Renewables after more than 6 years at E.ON in Germany and Ericsson. He has deep experience in leading M&A transactions for the sale, acquisition and joint venture origination of renewable energy infrastructure projects.

Ritu Thomas

Non-Executive Director
Ritu is the Legal & Contracts Manager (APAC) at Total Eren, leading the legal function in relation to Total Eren’s large-scale renewable energy transactions in the Asia-Pacific region. Ritu routinely advises on complex legal and commercial issues that arise with respect to greenfield development to offtake arrangements, construction, operations, financing, corporate acquisition or divestment of renewable energy projects. Ritu has also previously worked at Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Baker McKenzie.

Our Team

Simon Corbell

Board Chair and CEO
Simon has more than two decades of senior experience in public policy. He is widely recognised as a leader in the areas of renewable energy and climate change mitigation and adaptation. His advocacy for a strong climate change policy for Canberra saw the ACT achieve national and international recognition as a best-practice jurisdiction.

Marilyne Crestias

Policy Director
Marilyne has over ten years’ experience in government and consulting, focusing primarily on the economics of energy markets, renewable energy auction design, climate change, and management of natural resources. In her past roles, she has led the design of the largest renewable energy auction in Australia and the delivery of legislation to support the Victorian Renewable Energy Target.

Rachel Portelli

Secretariat and Governance Manager
Rachel has significant commercial and not for profit sector senior management and governance experience, including advocating to and engaging effectively with all levels of state, federal government and non-government organisations. Past roles have included inaugural General Manager of the Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards Board and Operations Manager for the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

Robynne Berg

Partnerships Manager
Robynne is a customer strategy and stakeholder engagement specialist with extensive experience consulting to boards and executives in both private and public sectors. She has broad business and commercial experience specialising in industry/professional and research bodies, superannuation, major projects, financial services, and economic development. Robynne is an authority on customer growth strategy with extensive experience working with member-based organisations to drive the strategic agenda for future growth. She has a Masters of Business (marketing) and is a qualified Blue Ocean Strategy® practitioner.

Dan Cass

Senior Advisor
Dan is an energy transition strategist, with 20 years of Australian and international experience in policy and communications. He is energy policy and regulatory lead at the Australia Institute and a research affiliate of the University of Sydney Business School. He has a Graduate Diploma in Energy and Resources Law at Melbourne Law School.

Daniel Zelcer

Senior Policy Officer
Daniel has been working in the renewable energy and sustainability space for over 10 years with a focus on providing energy market research, climate risk analysis and solutions for the transition to net zero emissions. He is the founder and director of Acacia Sustainability and holds a Masters in Energy Systems from the University of Melbourne as well as a Bachelor of Business (Management & Psychology) from Swinburne University.