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Board of Directors

Enova is proud to have attracted such an accomplished team of directors who bring to Enova a wide range and depth of expertise across a number of areas including the energy industry, social enterprise, finance, marketing, law, governance and strategy.

This Board is charged with the responsibility of setting the strategy and ensuring compliance with corporate governance so that Australia’s first community-owned energy retailer successfully delivers on its promise to shareholders.
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Alison is an experienced company director (17 boards including IBM Aust, LendLease Corp Financial Services, St James Ethics Centre). Previous positions include: State Librarian NSW, Director General State & Regional Development (NSW), Exec. Dir. Ops Serco Asia Pacific, and DVC Monash University. Alison is also a past Australian Business Woman of the Year and Australian Business Leader (Professions). Alison and her family have a long history in the region originally from Grafton, and now in the Byron Shire.
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Tony brings more than 34 years experience in the utilities sector to Enova, having worked as senior executive in business strategy, economic management, operational management and business performance. One of his most recent roles, before leaving Ergon Energy Queensland was to lead the Ergon Energy retail business function through the merger of Energex and Ergon Energy and prepare the retail business to become an integral part of the merged Energy Queensland.

In South Australia he project managed the development of ETSA’s Power’s NEMMCO (market operator) interfaces and led ETSA’s readiness for the commencement of the National Electricity Market. Tony served as Managing Director of Enova from July 2017 to January 2018 and so brings a wealth of hands-on experience to his position on the Board.
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Robert played a pioneering role in development of the socially responsible investment industry in Australia and has extensive finance and managerial experience across a range of businesses including accounting and property investment, community and environmental activities. He is also an Experienced Director having served on the Boards of organisations including: Nature Conservation Trust of NSW (Chairman/Director), Rainforest Rescue (Chairman/Director), and Bush Heritage Australia (Treasurer/Director) and Australian Ethical Investment Ltd (Director).
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Renowned resilience and digital transformation strategist, Mara is President of the Australian Conservation Foundation. She is also a Non-Executive Director of the Boards of Gold Coast Waterways Authority, Australian Ethical Investments, and Enova Energy.

Following studies in economics and political science her career began as a financial analyst with Morgan Stanley, in the USA, specialising in high technology finance. Following the earthquake in Nepal in 1988 she was part of the World Bank reconstruction project in Kathmandu.

Mara moved to Australia in 1991 embracing leadership roles with The Wilderness Society, Greenpeace Australia and Choice. She has also been Senior Equities Analyst, covering internet and ecommerce for Macquarie Bank, Director of the Allen Consulting Group in Sydney specialising in ICT and sustainability, and Director of Business Development at CSIRO. She has also been a member of the Advisory Council of NSW Sustainable Energy Development and Director and Treasurer of Bush Heritage.

Mara is a consultant leading strategy for Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre and for Simba Global, a large commercial textiles business developing a data-driven sustainability strategy.


John, based in the Northern Rivers, is a Consultant in Herbert Smith Freehills’ Sydney office where he was a partner for 20 years. He established the firm’s National Environmental Group in 1989 and led it for many years. John is recognised as a leading environmental law practitioner with extensive experience in all the legal aspects of land-use planning, pollution control and contaminated land, and in the field of climate-change law.

Following his studies at Sydney University, obtaining his Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Master of Arts (Hons) and Bachelor of Laws, he went on to complete a Masters of Comparative Law (Environmental Law) at George Washington University, Washington DC, USA. This was among the first environmental law masters degrees obtained by any Australian practitioner.

His extensive experience includes many years with large corporate transactions and large-scale urban infrastructure projects acting for both governmental and non-governmental clients. It also includes land use planning and environmental aspects, and greenhouse aspects, of large-scale power-plant and mining projects, and with land-decontamination projects acting for non-governmental clients.

John also has extensive experience in relation to strategic climate change issues including ‘carbon costs pass-through’, carbon capture and storage, joint venture structuring, registration and reporting obligations, and ‘carbon credit’ acquisitions.

His professional contributions include having been Secretary of the National Environmental Law Association of Australia; a member of the Executive Committee of the International Bar Association’s Committee on Environmental Law; a member of the Advisory Board of the Commonwealth Environment Protection Authority; and a member of the International Environmental Lawyers Network based in Washington DC.

John is a Life Patron of the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO). He is also a Director of the ACO Pty Ltd, the ACO Instrument Fund Pty Ltd, ACO(UK) Ltd and ACO(US) Inc. Until recently, he was a Director of Landcare CarbonSmart Limited, a Director of Flora and Fauna International (Australia) Pty Ltd and a director of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust Foundation.


Ben is an experienced commercial leader having spent over 20 years in food & beverage both in Australia and in Asia. He brings extensive marketing, strategy and general management experience to the Board.

Ben is currently the Managing Director of Stone & Wood Brewing Co, one of Australia’s leading independent brewers and socially conscious businesses. Based in Byron Bay, Stone & Wood is a business committed to and deeply engaged in the local community.

Before this role and re-locating back to Australia, Ben was based in South East Asia in senior commercial roles with multinational snack foods business Mondelez International.

Ben graduated with a Bachelor of Business (Marketing & Economics) in 1996 from the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. He has also studied at the Australian Institute of Directors.

Ben joined the Enova Board of Directors in February 2019.
Mark Swivel


Company Secretary
Mark Swivel is an experienced lawyer and company Director. He studied at Sydney University and has worked in Australia and the UK in senior roles in both law and finance. He currently has his own legal and consulting business. Admitted to practice in 1995 Mark has mainly worked in financial services law. He was a partner with Langes Lawyers (2003-2006) and a Director of Sydney Credit Union (2008-2011). He has a long standing commitment to micro-finance and is an ambassador for Good Return, a boutique NGO development agency. Mark obtained an AFSL for energy sector company Energy Action in 2010 and joined the Enova team in 2016.
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