Meet the Team
Chief Executive Officer
With over 15 years of management experience across three continents, Chris has a passion for developing teams and making things happen. Chris came up with Choice Energy's business model and co-founded our company after identifying a gap in the market to help business use less and also pay less for the power they do use.
Chief Operating Officer
Our COO and co-founder, Alan, is a charismatic leader and family man who cares about people. He has a proven track record for inspiring and developing teams at Salesforce.com, Symantec and DELL, where he was a director before Choice Energy. Ask him about something his 4-year-old son said recently; there’s always a hilarious anecdote from last week!
Lachlan is a highly motivated sales management professional committed to providing the highest quality commercial and industrial energy solutions to the Australian and New Zealand markets. Lachlan has extensive experience in the world of sales, corporate finance, and international business after completing his MBA in the United States. In his spare time Lachlan enjoys keeping fit, traveling to new countries and finding new surf beaches
Field Operations Manager
As the second longest standing employee of Choice Energy, Ben has been instrumental in the growth of Choice Energy. He’s worn many hats inside the business and his current role, Field Operations Manager, allows him to demonstrate his skills around problem solving, business management and team development.
NZ BDM- Energy Solutions
Orginally from South Africa, Martin brings extensive renewable experience with him. He is a highly results driven individual and is always up for a challenge. In his spare time Martin enjoys spending time with his family and keeping fit. He also makes sure to never miss a Manchester United match, much to his wife's dismay.
NZ BDM - Energy Solutions
With two decades business experience across several international markets Rob is a sales professional who has a passion for delivering great results for customers. As a firm believer that business should provide positive social, economic, and environmental outcomes, Rob is excited to be home helping Kiwi businesses take control of their energy supply. A passionate family man, most weekends you will find him outdoors with his partner and daughter enjoying the amazing Kiwi lifestyle.
With a rich array of experience in the digital space, Matt joined Choice Energy as a pricing analyst, however, it soon became apparent he was the ideal fit for the energy efficiency consulting team in the residential space. While at Choice Energy, Matt has been instrumental in applying his digital expertise over business improvement projects. Matt’s dry sense of humour is enjoyed widely across the office.
Josh is a big thinker who helps the largest Australian companies truly optimise their energy spend. His skills across business development, strategic planning, analysis, and stakeholder engagement are highly regarded by the team and Choice Energy’s clients. In his spare time, Josh enjoys beach runs and spending time with his friends and family.
Rosie provides tactical sales support to Choice Energy by developing a continuous pipeline of strategic and qualified opportunities to the team. Originally from the Northern Rivers in New South Wales, Rosie has spent the last few years working and travelling in various parts of Australia. Rosie has a wicked and quirky sense of humour that is appreciated widely by the team.
Senior Energy Consultant
Dave is a passionate salesperson dedicated to helping businesses optimise their operations. With extensive experience across publishing and events for the construction and energy sectors, the move to renewables has been a natural transition. In his spare time, Dave enjoys AFL, cricket, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends.
Senior Energy Consultant
With over 11 years’ experience in energy services and extensive knowledge in the commercial space, David is one of our senior energy consultants. Personally, he is a highly motivated individual who values trust and long-term relationships. In his spare time, David enjoys family time, social and competitive golf. He loves starting his day off with a session in the gym followed by a cold shower.
Senior Energy Consultant
With five and a half years’ experience in the energy industry, Deanne’s strengths are her attention to detail, initiative and perseverance. As Choice Energy’s longest-serving employee, she is passionate about helping her clients save on power costs in a holistic way. In her spare time, Deanne loves staying healthy and fit and spending time by the ocean.
Mark is always willing to go the extra mile for his customers and his attention to detail means they’re in great hands. His background in a diverse range of industries has helped him build a solid business acumen and understanding of business objectives. In his spare time, he enjoys learning about all things aviation.
With more than 10 years' customer service, Melissa is passionate about delivering the best outcomes for her clients. A Kiwi at heart, Melissa moved from New Zealand to Australia 6 years ago and has spent time travelling around the country. She is a fan of NFL and follows the Cincinnati Bengals but still does not understand AFL. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her fiancé in the outdoors, going four-wheel driving and camping.
With a background in value chain analysis, Jack joined the Choice Energy team to use these skills in finding value for clients in their energy solutions. He has an active interest in understanding customers' businesses and helping them drive efficiency. Jack is a keen runner and also spends his time playing and coaching basketball and volleyball.
Energy Solutions Specialist
Chris has experience in the diverse fields of industrial design, technology and sustainability. This experience, coupled with his background in engineering, helps drive his passion to deliver solutions for the improvement of sustainable practices. Although originally a Kiwi, he is a big fan of English football and enjoys producing electronic music in his spare time (perhaps one day we will may get to hear in the office…one day).
Besides being a CEC accredited solar designer with six years experience’ in the energy industry, Paul's strengths are his attention to detail, patience and adaptability. In his spare time he enjoys trivia quizzes and loves learning random facts about the world.
Installation Team Leader
With 15 years’ experience in the electrical industry – and eight years in solar, Paul is a CEC accredited designer and installer. He also holds registration with the REC. He’s hard to miss (because of his height), and has developed quite the tan after spending many hours installing solar on roofs.
Partnerships and Marketing
Head of Strategic Partnerships
Passionate about partnerships, Rebecca enjoys collaborating with business professionals to identify and develop commercial partnerships that deliver mutual benefit to both organisations. Rebecca has extensive experience in the energy sector, both working internationally as a management consultant and locally, across both wholesale and retail business units. As an engineer, Rebecca is an analytical and strategic thinker with strong relationship management skills. As crazy as life is, Rebecca feels she has mastered the work/life/family balance.
Head of Marketing
Bree is a highly motivated marketing and communications professional with a successful background in providing expertise across strategic marketing & communication, PR and event management. Her eight years of experience extends across higher education, government, arts, travel, and now, energy. In her spare time, she loves being in the outdoors, learning new skills and travelling.
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Lee is a full spectrum digital marketing professional, specialising in content and paid advertising. Her background includes extensive experience in a range of both B2B and B2C industries across Australia. Lee is passionate about small and medium sized businesses, and enjoys marketing through education and empowering business owners to make positive change. When she’s not sharing the good news about solar and energy management, Lee loves gardening and hiking with her husband and their pug, Henry.
Operations and Finance
An experienced CPA, Dugald has more than 20 years' experience working as an accountant, many of which were spent in the energy retail and solar industry. Dugald has extensive expertise in financial process design, financial analysis, pricing and treasury management. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his young family, playing golf and following his numerous sporting teams.
Pricing and Support
Felipe is an accomplished analytical thinker and problem solver equipped with more than five years of working within multi-dimensional, multi-divisional and multi-site enterprise brands. Equipped with a Master of Professional Accounting & Financial Management and a Bachelor of Business Administration, he is a stickler for quality and has a passion for continuous improvement. Calm under pressure, no task is too difficult for Felipe.
Originally from an IT background, Maryanne has worked on many diverse projects over the years. Her main passion is the improvement of business processes to elevate efficiency, productivity, customer service, and operational effectiveness. She is an organizer at heart and for that we love her!