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.

Alison Crook AO

Chair

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.
Tony Pfeiffer, Managing Director, Enova Energy

Tony Pfeiffer

Managing Director

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 was appointed Managing Director of Enova on July 1 2017.
Robert Rosen

Robert Rosen

Director

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).
Mara Bun

Mara Bun

Director

Renowned resilience strategist, Mara Bun is a Non-Executive Director of the Boards of Green Cross Australia, Australian Ethical Investments, and now 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.
Mark Joiner

Mark Joiner

Director

Mark brings tremendous depth of financial understanding to the Enova Board. He has had an outstanding international career in all the major markets. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the UK, and his positions have included global  head  of  Corporate Development, Boston Consulting Group, Global Chief Financial Officer, Citigroup’s wealth management  division; and Executive Director Finance, NAB.

 

Mark is a financial expert with a difference. He also has outstanding environmental credentials. While at NAB Mark became passionate about and deeply engaged in issues of sustainability. He led the bank to become carbon neutral and championed its efforts to support the development of natural capital accounting concepts. It was one of the first major Australian companies to sign The Natural Capital Declaration ahead of the Rio Summit. Those values and concepts are still prominent in the activities of its agricultural banking division.

 

Mark is a regular speaker on sustainability related issues, including as a trainer of other business executives at the Prince of Wales’s Business & Sustainability Program each year, conducted in cooperation with Cambridge University. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Monash University Sustainability Institute, was a founding member and active supporter of Fauna and Flora International where he is a member of the Conservation Circle. He was a finalist in the Banksia Awards in 2013. Mark has rural property in the Byron Bay area and is currently working to improve the contribution it makes to sustainability at the local level.
John Taberner

Director

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.
Mark Swivel 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 (2003-6) and a director of Sydney Credit Union (2008-11). 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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