Our Board

Responsibilities

The highest decision-making body within MEFL is the Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for ensuring good corporate governance and taking a strategic view to guide MEFL’s activities.

Selection process

Board members are nominated in different ways:

  • Moreland City Council has responsibility for nominating a Councillor and a Council officer to the Board.
  • The members of MEFL elect another member.
  • The CEO is a member of the Board.
  • The additional four positions are filled by the Board based on a skills and qualities-based selection process.

Constitution

MEFL is a company limited by guarantee, which means that the Company Constitution provides the rules under which the organisation must operate.

Download the Constitution (PDF, 1000kB)

Current board members

Travis Neal

Chair

Travis has extensive experience in the energy and sustainability sectors. He is currently the CFO at Senivon and has previously served as an executive at Pacific Hydro and CFO at Sustainability Victoria. He has a commitment to and passion for MEFL’s work, having previously served on its Board and as a current sub-committee member.

Alison Rowe

Chief Executive Officer

Alison’s experience in the sustainability field spans over 15 years, including global responsibility for strategy development, designing and delivering transformation programs, commercialising new services, product development, consulting, marketing and advocacy. Alison has experience across a range of industries.

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Andrew Hewett

Board Member

Board member since: 2010

Andrew Hewett is a Brunswick resident and joined the MEFL Board in late 2010. He worked at Oxfam Australia for nearly 22 years, including over 11 years as Executive Director (CEO).

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Cr Ali Irfanli

Moreland Council nominee

Ali Irfanli is a Fawkner resident and joins the MEFL board as the Moreland Council nominee. Ali is a consultant to small to medium businesses on digital transformation and has a been working in technology for a decade. Ali is excited to use his role within the local community to advocate for sustainable living and energy efficiency.

Cameron Herbert

Board Director

Board member since: 2019

Cameron is Senior Legal Counsel at Jemena Limited

 

Imogen Jubb

Community Director

Board member since: 2018

Imogen is the National Manager of Zero Carbon Communities – a Beyond Zero Emissions initiative that helps local communities reduce local emissions.

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Dugald Murray

Board member

Board member since: 2016

Dugald is Executive Director – Policy & Public Affairs at the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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Nikki Potter

Board member

Board member since: 2018

Nikki is an accomplished senior executive and board member with over 30 years of leadership experience in a variety of mid-market companies in diverse industries. She has led organisations through start-up, accelerated growth and major turnarounds.

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James Scott

Board member

Board member since: 2011

James is the Executive Director Strategic Operations at Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (EMPHN). Prior to joining EMPHN, James was the Director Corporate Services at Moreland City Council during which time he joined the MEFL Board and facilitated closer co-operation between MEFL and Council. It also aligned with his personal passion for the work that MEFL does.

Sarah Paparo

Company Secretary

Company Secretary since: 2018

Sarah heads up the policy and regulation practice at Marchment Hill Consulting (MHC). Prior to joining MHC Sarah worked with the Low Carbon Contracts Company, one of the UK government’s central implementation agencies for energy market reform and emerging technology development.

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