Our Leadership

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James Harman

Chief Executive Officer

James was appointed CEO of EDL in October 2016. He is keenly focused on safety, growth, and diversification into new markets as EDL strives to be the leading global producer of sustainable distributed energy. A highly experienced global executive, for nearly two decades before joining EDL, James held senior executive positions with top tier mining companies in Europe and Australia.

Most recently he was Group Head of Business Development at Anglo American in London where he was responsible for leading global growth and strategic relationships, with a particular focus on China and Japan. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a Master’s degree in Laws.

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Susan Marrinan

Chief Financial Officer

Susan joined EDL as Chief Financial Officer in October 2017. She is responsible for a range of Corporate Services functions including Company Secretariat and Legal, Finance, Human Resources and Supply and Procurement.

An experienced senior Finance Executive for approximately 25 years, Susan has held a number of finance and corporate development roles with Rio Tinto, Atlantic Richfield, Shell and Anglo American. Most recently she was a senior executive with Anglo American in London. She is a Chartered Accountant and has Bachelor’s degrees in Commerce and Arts.

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Shane McLaughlin

Chief Operating Officer

Shane joined EDL in March 2007 and was appointed COO in February 2017. He is responsible for safety, project delivery, and profit and loss management across the global EDL operations. An experienced project manager and operations leader for 37 years, Shane has worked in electricity distribution, transmission, power generation, retail, construction and operations throughout Australia, UK and the USA.

Before joining EDL, he was Group Manager of Commercial Development at ENERGEX where he was responsible for leading project delivery, development and operations of the national generation business. He has a Master’s degree in Business Administration and an Associate Diploma of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

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Mark Jonker

Head of Growth, Commercial

Mark joined EDL in June 2002 and was appointed Head of Growth, Commercial in April 2016. He is co-leading the global growth team, focusing on originating, developing and acquiring new distributed energy solutions across EDL’s global business. A business development executive for over 18 years, Mark has held a range of finance, project delivery and business development roles within EDL.

Mark is committed to developing safe, clean and sustainable energy solutions for EDL’s customers across the remote energy, renewable electricity, renewable gas and fugitive methane sector. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Applied Finance.

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Jason Dickfos

Head of Growth, Technical

Jason joined EDL in February 2005 and was appointed Head of Growth, Technical in April 2016. He is co-leading the global growth team, focusing on originating, developing and acquiring new distributed energy solutions across EDL’s global business.

Prior to his current role with EDL, he was the LNG Plant Project Manager for the West Kimberley Power Project and part of the Business Development team. Before joining EDL, Jason had over 10 years experience in the oil and gas industry working in both Project Delivery and Operations roles at remote oil refineries, oilfields and gas processing facilities in Australia, Papua New Guinea and the USA. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business - Technology Management.

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Keith Barker

Executive General Manager – Technology

Keith joined EDL in July 2011 as Executive General Manager Technology. He is focused on the identification, evaluation and introduction of new and innovative technology. A very experienced executive and director with 40 years experience in the energy sector, Keith has held a number of roles in mine engineering, investment banking and corporate services.

Before joining EDL, he was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Northern Energy Corporation where he was responsible for its IPO, and raising funds for exploration to identify and develop new coal deposits. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with Honours and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

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Scott Turner

Head of Energy Markets

Scott was appointed Head of Energy Markets in June 2018. He is focused on managing EDL’s energy markets positions across the globe. An experienced executive with nearly 20 years experience in the energy sector before joining EDL, Scott held executive positions at CS Energy and Alinta Energy in coal, wind, solar and gas generation, retail, trading, regulatory, investment and distribution.

Most recently he was Interim Executive Manager Commercial at Infigen Energy where he was responsible for leading the Business Development team and Regulatory positioning. He is a CPA and has a Bachelor’s degree in Business (Accounting).

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Lisa France

Head of Corporate Affairs

Lisa was appointed Head of Corporate Affairs in June 2018. She leads global regulatory affairs and communications. An experienced executive with over 25 years in the environment and energy sector, Lisa has global experience in consulting and project management and is a former elected Member of Parliament and Assistant Minister in Queensland.

Most recently Lisa was Regional Energy Director – Australia and Asia with global engineering firm Hatch, focused on the development of energy projects in Australia and Asia. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science.

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Jim Grant

Chief Executive Officer North America

Jim was appointed Chief Executive Officer for North America in July 2018. He is focused on safe, efficient and productive operations, and exceeding the needs of customers.

An experienced engineering and construction executive with over 20 years experience before joining EDL, Jim held senior roles in the US and Canadian landfill gas to energy sector. Most recently he was Director of Operations for Granger Energy Services. He is a Professional Engineer and has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s degree in Geo-Environmental Engineering.

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Glen Marshall

Company Secretary

Glen joined EDL in June 2003 and is the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary. He provides strategic legal advice to support EDL’s current operations, as well as significant growth projects and acquisitions.

A highly experienced legal practitioner with over 23 years of experience, before joining EDL Glen held roles with leading legal firms in Australia and overseas, working in a broad range of corporate, commercial and projects in various sectors. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Laws and Business (Accounting) and a Master’s degree in Laws.

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Greg Breadsell

General Manager Clean Energy Australia

Greg was appointed General Manager of Clean Energy Australia for EDL in March 2017. He is focused on the safe and efficient operation of EDL’s Clean Energy business and exceeding the needs of customers.

An experienced energy executive with over 25 years’ experience, before joining EDL in 2004 Greg held leadership positions in engineering and operations with Comalco, Siemens AG and Santos oil and gas and worked in Europe, the United States and Australia. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology.

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Geoff Hobley

General Manager Remote Energy

Geoff was appointed General Manager Remote Energy for EDL in February 2017. He is focused on the safe, reliable operation of EDL’s remote energy portfolio and working in partnership with customers to meet their energy needs.

An experienced operations executive for over 15 years, Geoff joined EDL in 2012. Most recently he was General Manager Retail at Alinta Energy where he was responsible for the overall performance of the wholesale and retail gas and electricity business in Western Australia. He has a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

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David Truelove

General Manager UK/Europe

David was appointed General Manager for UK/Europe in January 2017. He is focused on the safe, productive and efficient operations of EDL’s assets in Europe, and exceeding the needs of customers.

An experienced chartered management accountant for more than 18 years before joining EDL in 2014, David held positions within the small-scale, embedded power generation sector. Most recently, David worked with FCC Environment. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has a Bachelor’s degree in Business.