Your Enova Team

Located at our locally based offices in Byron Bay, your Enova Energy Company is led by Tony Pfeiffer. Tony is supported by a team of people with diverse energy experience, each of whom share a passion to change the way we harness use energy in the future. Many of our team started out as Enova shareholders.

Along with Enova’s board, this dedicated team is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that Australia’s First community-owned energy retailer successfully delivers on its promise to Enova’s shareholders.

When you call us, you’ll speak to one of our highly trained Energy Consultants. Energy can be a complex area, but our team can help to guide you through your choices, to help you find the most suitable energy plan for your circumstances. Everybody’s different, and we know there’s no ‘one-size fits all solution,’ so we have developed a range of energy plan options for residential premises and small business, so call us as we’ll talk you through them.

The Enova team also includes our Volunteer Energy Coaches ready to help you with a free energy audit. More on our coaches here > 

 

Management and Team

Felicity Stening
CEO

Felicity has over 25 years’ experience in the energy and environment fields, with a track record delivering innovation and high-performing projects to Australian businesses, energy utilities and government agencies.

Her expertise is in electricity markets, emerging energy technology, innovation, energy efficiency, renewables and carbon markets in Australia.

Former roles have included Operations Manager for Enova Community Energy, Commercial Manager at Jemena Gas networks, Head of Retail for Pooled Energy, Senior product Manager for Australian Power and Gas, National Business development Manager for Low Energy Supply Services and Program Manager with NSW Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA).

Felicity has held 2 Board positions and is a mentor for EnergyLab.

Phillip Le Marinel
Chief Financial Officer

Phill is a CPA qualified accountant with 20 years’ experience in senior accounting roles. Phill ran a local business consulting practice working with start-ups and small-medium businesses before moving to Sydney in 2008 to work as a CFO in the hospitality sector. Returning to Byron Shire in 2018 with his family, Phill has joined the Enova team with a passion for community and the environment.

A volunteer with the Mullumbimby Rural Fire Brigade, Phill is also a qualified scuba diving instructor, and can often be seen flying hang gliders over the Cape Byron lighthouse.

Virpi Barrett
Trading Manager

Virpi is an experienced manager with more than 10 years’ experience working in management and coordination roles with energy consultancy and trading companies in Finland, Germany and Australia. Virpi’s role with Enova is to manage the retailing interface with the wholesale market, and ensure that Enova meets the compliance requirements in this industry.

Sandi Middleton
Manager –Enova Community Ltd

Sandi has over 18 years of expertise in sustainability, leadership development, community engagement, strategic foresight, program design and delivery, professional coaching and organisational capacity building. She has a strong background in energy efficiency and behaviour change and is a dynamic and skilled operator across all sectors of community, ngo, government and business. 

Her recent positions include QLD Regional Leader of the National Energy Efficiency Network, NSW Regional Manager of the Centre for Sustainability Leadership, Byron Shire Council Sustainability Officer and Director of Sandi Middleton Consulting. Sandi is a Board Director for The Next Economy and With Nature organisations.

In her current role at Enova Community, she manages staff, consultants and a team of volunteers to deliver energy efficiency and renewable energy education and projects that benefit the whole of the community.

Murray Eivers Head of Retail Sales & Marketing

 Murray has recently joined Enova Energy and brings more than 20 years of consumer sales and marketing leadership experience (primarily senior roles in the energy industry, including with some of the country’s largest energy retailers – Energy Australia and Country Energy).

Murray brings experience in strategic planning, people management and commercial experience, having managed large-scale teams and sales revenues across a number of markets and segments.

Thom Evans
Engine Room Manager

Originally from London, Thom has happily resided in Goonengerry for the past 15 years with his wife and two children. Thom has been running his own business as a freelance bookkeeper and admin guru. He, and his wife and children are very committed to protecting the environment and encouraging the uptake of renewable energy sources so Thom is excited to be making a difference as part of the Enova team.    

Scott Barrett
Technical Manager

Scott has experience working as an engineer in energy technologies such as; sun farm design, concentrated solar thermal energy, oil and gas and high efficiency fuel cells. Scott is very passionate about getting more renewable energy generation onto our grid and helping people take control of their power through the smart use of energy. Scott is the man we call upon to answer unusual and complex questions because if he doesn’t know the answer, he is always happy to research until he finds one. When Scott is not working he likes keeping fit and has an interest in sports psychology.

Kim Donnelly
Energy Consultant

You might get the chance to speak to Kim on the phone. Kim’s a Mullumbimby local. She and her family moved from Sydney 14 years ago. Kim worked as a training officer for NIB Health Funds at its Sydney Training Facility for 10 years before becoming a Finance Advisor with Summerland Credit Union, where she worked in the Ocean Shores branch for more than 13 years. Kim is excited to be sharing Enova’s vision about a sustainable future.

Ernst Dams 

Energy Consultant

Ernst explains that he came to Australia as a Dutch backpacker in 1988, packed with a tropical agriculture engineer’s degree, an adventurous spirit and a whole lot of enthusiasm for love and  life. He moved to the Byron Shire in 1993 and now has two daughters. His career took him from real estate sales, to Gestalt Therapy counselling and group facilitation, and in more recent years to solar power consultancy and sales. He’s found his way onto the team at Enova Energy and he is also a shareholder. He says he feels very privileged to be a part of our unique and promising local community-owned enterprise.

Nigel Dornan
Energy Consultant

Originally from Sydney via Belfast, Nigel lives in Mullumbimby with his family and friends. Nigel has worked as a professional photographer, wilderness guide, advertising sales person and researcher. He has a Masters in Environmental Management and a penchant for white slacks and red cricket balls. But when he’s not on the cricket pitch, Nigel is working on the Enova team, guiding shareholders and supporters with their energy choices.

Ian Smith
IT Consultant

We coaxed Ian Smith from retirement (aka golfing) in Ocean Shores, to lead the implementation of our IT and Telecommunications systems and infrastructure. Ian has had more than 40 years extensive IT and Telecommunications experience working with numerous companies including well-known brands NRMA and American Express.  Ian was also a director of the Australian Telecommunications Users Group (ATUG) during the deregulation phase of the Telecommunications Industry in Australia and remained in this position for many years, until his retirement.

Matthew Baxter
Sales and Service Manager
Matthew brings to Enova a broad background through experience in customer-focused roles across multinationals and startup companies in Australia and Latin America, in various industries including finance, tourism, and health economics. Recently Matthew has made the switch to the energy industry, driven by his passion for renewable energy. Matthew loves giving Enova customers a great customer experience. Just don’t get him started on electric vehicles unless you’ve got a few hours to spare.

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