Our people

Alison Rowe

Chief Executive Officer

Board member since: 2016

Alison was formerly the Global Executive Director Sustainability for Fujitsu, where she created and implemented the global strategy for sustainability. Alison is a well-known public speaker, respected thought leader, and winner of the Business Leader of the Year by Climate Alliance in 2013.

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Gavin Ashley

Principal – Sustainable Energy and Urban Development

Gavin has a background in town planning and sustainability with a wide range of experience working with private and public sector clients. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Social Science (Planning and Environment).

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Lucy Best

Communications and Community Engagement Lead, Positive Charge

Lucy Best is the Communications and Community Engagement Lead at Positive Charge – a social enterprise established by the Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd (MEFL) in 2013. Positive Charge works with local councils in Victoria and New South Wales to help households, community groups and businesses to save energy and money. The mission of Positive Charge is to reduce carbon emissions at scale.

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Clive Bourne

Finance Co-ordinator

Clive is responsible for the financial systems and reporting at MEFL, and coordinates the infrastructure required to fulfill these responsibilities.

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Jason Cox

Program Coordinator

Jason joined MEFL to deliver the Sustainability Street Program, in a two and a half year contract role, and remains over nine years later. In that time, Jason has delivered a variety of great programs and made a difference to a lot of people’s lives.

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Alan Davies

Web Manager

Alan maintains the MEFL website and co-ordinates the production and distribution of the MEFL and Positive Charge e-Bulletins. He also assists other staff with all aspects of MEFL’s electronic communications, including online surveys, forms and the Positive Charge website.

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Helen Eveleigh

Zero Carbon Evolution Program Manager

Helen leads the implementation of the Zero Carbon Evolution strategy, an ambitious community endorsed plan to significantly reduce carbon emissions across Moreland by 2020. She works closely with Moreland City Council and the Moreland community.

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Rhys Freeman

Network Administrator, Electric Vehicle Fleet Manager

Rhys manages the MEFL computer network and phone system. He also maintains the MEFL electric vehicle, the Mitsubishi i MIEV.

Rhys has over 20 years experience in computer network administration, working for schools and a variety of non-profit organisations.

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Michael Iudica

Director of Finance

Michael supervises the reporting of accurate financial information for MEFL management and Board, ensuring that MEFL is financially viable and able to deliver our core activities.

He also assists all business units to achieve their specific financial goals, and ensures that incoming and outgoing payments are correct and timely.

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Rachel Maddocks

Director of Engagement

As the Director of Engagement and part of the MEFL leadership team Rachel is responsible for promoting awareness of MEFL and our services to all client-stakeholders and the broader community. Specifically, MEFL’s overall strategic approach to content marketing including digital strategies, marketing communications, public relations, community engagement activities, brand and events.

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Mel Miller

Project Office Co-ordinator

Mel Miller coordinates the Project Office to assist MEFL’s ability to deliver effective, high quality projects and ensure effective organisational knowledge management.

Mel was a 2016 Centre for Sustainability Leadership Fellow and has worked with the Energy Efficiency Council and the National Centre for Sustainability at Swinburne University, prior to joining MEFL in 2013.

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Jon Morgan

Technical Specialist

Jon is a highly experienced engineer who specialises in the analysis and design of the built environment.  He has worked as a consulting engineer for more than 15 years across a diverse range of local and international projects.

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Manny Pasqualini

Renewables Broker

Manny came to MEFL in 2016 to help develop and deliver a strategy to roll out community and commercial-scale solar across the municipality. He focuses on engaging Moreland’s business community and creating new models that bring strong environmental, social and economic benefits to the local area.

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Elly Pattison

Project Support

Elly provides project support for 4 of the teams within MEFL – Positive Charge, ZCE, Consultancy and Operations.

Elly has a Masters in urban planning and environment and joined MEFL through the student internship program in 2015.

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Sue Richards

Program Director

Sue has worked within the core of MEFL for the past 8 years developing and strengthening the processes and systems.
She has recently moved into the role as Program Director and one of her main goals is to explore a new business model. MEFL is  participating in the Social Traders’ Crunch program to explore and develop a new social enterprise – Energy Foundation Australia. The concept aims to transform the sector through a collaborative model to increase capability, reduce costs and enable local delivery.
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Greg Snelders

Technical Specialist & Project Lead, Positive Charge

Greg is the Technical Specialist & Project Lead at MEFL’s social enterprise, Positive Charge. He commenced work with MEFL at the beginning of 2009. Prior to MEFL Greg spent two years working for an environmental auditing company. During this time he worked on community projects undertaking sustainability auditing of small and medium sized enterprises, corporate office buildings and commercial facilities.

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