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Strong leadership focused on delivery

ReNu Energy has an experienced and dedicated board and management team striving for a low carbon and sustainable future. Find out about our Executive Team and our Board of Directors. Get to know the passionate people behind our business.

Directors

Our Board is keenly focused on building long-term, sustainable value for our shareholders. Responsible for governance, leadership, strategic direction and upholding our standards of conduct, ReNu Energy’s Directors are widely respected and have deep commercial experience in the energy sector.

Boyd White
BBus(Acc) & MBA

Non-executive Chairman

Boyd is a highly accomplished executive in the local and international energy, infrastructure, and mining sectors with a passion for clean energy.

He has over 30 years of business experience and brings strong strategic, commercial, M&A, financing and entrepreneurial skills to the ReNu Energy Board.

Prior to joining us, he held executive roles internationally with US multinationals Halliburton Company and KBR Inc, and domestically with Tarong Energy, and Territory Generation.

He was a founding partner in ARC Developments International, providing energy advisory services and developing or acquiring renewable energy projects and is currently the Principal of New Energy Capital.

Boyd holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Queensland University of Technology and an MBA from the University of Queensland and is a member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee.

Geoffrey Drucker
BEc, CPA

Executive Director

Geoff is a hugely passionate renewable energy senior executive with over 30 years’ experience.
Starting his career with State Electricity Commission of Victoria, he has been instrumental in driving Australia’s transition to renewable energy with a keen focus on green hydrogen.

He was directly responsible for the development of the Wangaratta Solar Farm before founding Countrywide Hydrogen to supply the growing demand for emission-free hydrogen.

Previous Board and executive experience includes roles with Methodist Ladies’ College, the Variety Club of Australia, Corporate Kudos Pty Ltd and DYDX Pty Ltd.
Mr Drucker holds a Bachelor of Economics and has been admitted as a Certified Practising Accountant.

He is also a member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee.

Susan Oliver AM
BPc, Cert Fin Mngt

Non-executive Director

Susan is an accomplished leader with more than 25 years’ experience at a director and senior executive level.

Ms Oliver has extensive Board and governance experience as Chair and non executive director with listed companies including Transurban Group, Centro Group, Programmed Group, Coffey International and Just Group. She serves on the Investment Committee for IFM Investors and was founding Chair of Scale Investors. She is currently Chair of the Alice Anderson Fund for the Victorian government.

Prior to this, she had a career in technology and futures consulting and held senior roles in the public service in Victoria.

Her Order of Australia was awarded for services to business and women.

Susan holds a Bachelor of Property and Construction from Melbourne University and a Certificate in Financial Management and is a member of the Risk and Audit Committee.

Tim Scholefield
BAppSc, MBA, GAICD, Cert Gov (Risk)

Non-executive Director

Tim is a director and senior executive with over three decades of domestic and international experience in project delivery, operations, financial, governance and risk management.

He is a specialist in the resources and energy value chain including exploration, production and operations, conventional, unconventional and renewable fuel sources, gas storage and offtake, power generation and the link to customers.

Tim is a Director and Principal of Pacific Energy Partners, a consultancy providing advice on renewable energy solutions and opportunities in the Pacific and South East Asia, and Executive Director of Turquoise Leadership Consulting.

He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of South Australia, an MBA from Deakin University, a Certificate in Governance and Risk Management from the Governance Institute of Australia and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Scholefield is Chair of the Risk and Audit Committee.over

Tony Louka
MBA & MAICD

Non-executive Director

Tony is an experienced advisor for energy and resource recovery markets, specialising in clean renewable developments, asset portfolio management and emission reduction projects.

He comes to us with over 24 years of industry experience in Board, executive and management roles in the energy supply chain, clean technology solutions and retail and industrial property sectors.

Tony is the Managing Director of Maxify Consulting, a bespoke ESG and asset management advisory to various ASX corporates and innovative start-ups in the Asia Pacific. He has held previous management and executive roles at Woolworths Group, Ergon Energy and Emerson Network Power, and served as a Board Member of the Energy Users Association of Australia and the Transgrid Advisory Council.

He is also currently Chair of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee and a member of the Risk and Audit Committee.

The Hon Peter Gutwein
Dip Fin Plan, GCert Bus Admin, MAICD

Director, Countrywide Hydrogen Pty Ltd

The Hon Peter Gutwein, former Tasmanian Premier and Treasurer, was appointed to the Board of ReNu Energy’s wholly owned subsidiary, Countrywide Hydrogen, in January 2023.

Peter had a 20-year parliamentary career during which he was a member of the State Cabinet for 8 years as Treasurer, with the last 2 years as State Premier and Minister for Climate Change and Minister for Tourism. Prior to entering the Tasmanian Parliament Peter worked as a senior manager in the financial services sector.

Peter has significant and unique experience as one of the eight state and territory leaders who led their respective jurisdictions during the height of the health and economic crisis presented by COVID-19. During his tenure as Premier, Peter oversaw Tasmania advancing its position in respect of further development of renewable energy, as well as introducing legislation for a net zero emissions target by 2030.

Management

We’re powered by energetic and dedicated people. Our Executive Team manages the day to day operations, committed to putting the needs of our customers, shareholders, stakeholders, and planet at the heart of everything we do.

Greg Watson
LLB, BCom, GDipLP, CA

CEO & Company Secretary

Greg is a finance, tax and legal professional with more than 25 years’ experience in the resources and clean energy sectors, and in professional services.

He commenced his career at KPMG before co-founding Lighthouse Minerals, which partnered with EMR Capital to acquire, redevelop, and bring into commercial production the Capricorn Copper mine. He held the CFO and Company Secretary roles at Capricorn Copper, and has held finance and legal roles at Equinox Minerals, Fortescue Metals, Symbion Health and Barrick Gold.

Greg’s career has led him to work and live in Papua New Guinea and Zambia where his passion for sustainable development was fostered. He is focused on applying his skillsets to contribute to the collaboration and innovation that is required to transform to a low carbon future.

Greg is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce degrees, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. He has been admitted to the Western Australia Supreme Court.

Inge Drucker

Group Communications Director

Inge has extensive business development and company management experience having founded and operated an internationally awarded marketing communications consultancy for more than 20 years. She has been responsible for initiating and delivering major initiatives for corporate and government clients, and led the global online communications for an international network of business development consultants for some years.

Her experience embraces community, stakeholder, marketing and media relations, issues management, and project management in industries including FMCG, energy, entertainment, and across all levels of Federal, State and Local Government. Inge’s business achievements have been recognised with awards and director appointments. Of note were her business development results for new entrants when governments privatised their state government enterprises in power generation, transmission and retailing.

Inge was instrumental in the development of Wangaratta Solar Farm, and subsequently co-founded Countrywide Hydrogen. As a director and part of the management team, her focus is on seamlessly delivering tangible hydrogen projects that build recognition of the company’s brand in Australia and abroad, to achieve emissions reduction targets to address climate change.

Geoffrey Drucker
BEc, CPA

Managing Director, Countrywide Hydrogen Pty Ltd

Geoff’s experience spans renewable energy, business development, and network engagement.

After graduating in Economics and Politics from Monash University, Geoff built his career around creative project development and management. Over the years he has created many tangible opportunities for businesses, governments and industry associations to further their endeavours and been rewarded for such achievements with numerous industry awards.

He was originally engaged by the State Electricity Commission of Victoria to research renewable energy options for Victoria and created an award-winning public education program to socialise “Energy for Tomorrow”.

His first renewable energy development was a 27MW solar farm in northeast Victoria. This led to a focus on renewable hydrogen project origination and development and the founding of Countrywide Hydrogen; the company was acquired by ASX-listed ReNu Energy Limited in early 2022.

As Managing Director, his role embraces project origination and development, procuring offtakes, securing government support at the local, State and Federal levels and socialising the opportunity hydrogen offers to reach emission reduction targets.