Doug is a 35-year veteran of the power generation industry. He has designed and built more than 60 remote power stations across Australasia, initially through his own company, StateWest Power and later through Zenith Pacific, which he co-founded in 2006. StateWest was subsequently acquired by Wesfarmers Energy. Doug is recognised in the industry for his innovative thinking, both in finding effective solutions to difficult power generation problems and for creating the now widely-recognised Build - Own - Operate (BOO) approach to the establishment of remote area power plants.
Hamish has extensive experience in the downstream oil industry gained primarily in building markets in numerous sectors across Asia, Europe and the US. Hamish was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of a private commercial services company, which he sold into a major public services conglomerate in the second half of 2015. Previously he was the Chief Executive Officer of a privately held oil distribution company, which holds exclusive distribution rights to a major international brand and has performed roles as Segment Director and Marketing Director for one of the world’s largest oil companies.
Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary
Mr Tazewell is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and an experienced C-suite executive with considerable finance, management, transaction and corporate experience.
Mr Tazewell has formerly held CFO positions with Matrix Composite & Engineering Ltd and CSBP Limited and was most recently the CEO of DTI Group Limited Ltd. Mr Tazewell spent over ten years with Wesfarmers Limited in a variety of roles and earlier in his career was Director, Corporate Finance at KPMG and a Manager of Equity Capital Markets at Macquarie Bank.
Chief operating officer
Graham is an electrical technician and has 30 years’ experience in designing and constructing power stations having worked in the IPP industry with Doug over many years. Graham is responsible for project design and new project tenders. He is also in charge of managing all technical aspects of the business including operational efficiency initiatives, research and development of new technology solutions across the Zenith Energy projects.
Russel has over 38 years’ experience in safety management roles across the mining, energy, power and drilling industries. Most recently, he was the Contract HSE/HR Manager overseeing Drillwest and Acqua Drill Resources through his own company RP Hazard, Risk and Training Solutions. Previously he held roles with BHP Billiton, Wesfarmers Energy (Kleenheat Gas), Western Power and Boart Longyear. Russel’s expertise includes risk identification and management, development and implementation of Management Systems to Australian Standards and ensuring a compliance focus with safety in design.
Matthew is a senior manager with more than 20 years’ experience working in Australian and international energy and power generation businesses. He has worked previously at BP, Merrill Lynch and AGL and has a detailed understanding of thermal and renewable power generation, energy markets and fuel supply costs. His commercial experience extends to the negotiated PPA, GSA and GTA contracts. Since 2012 Matt’s focus has been on remote energy, particularly relating to the mining, oil and gas and utility sectors.