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Our vision is to integrate the new energy economy of renewable resources, battery storage and internet enabled devices into electricity markets around the world. GreenSync is a high growth Australian technology company that specialises in distributed energy for the global electricity market.

Management Team

Dr. Phil Blythe

As the Founder and CEO, Phil is forging new paths to energy management in Australia, defined by cloud analytics, grid edge technologies and network optimisation. Phil also continues to play a key role in the governance of GreenSync as a member of the board. Phil has over 15 years experience commercialising new technology in Australia and the UK and has held CTO positions with technology and financial services startups in numerous industries. He is an active contributor to discussions about the future of global energy markets, and has held academic posts at the Max Planck Institute in Berlin and the University of Sydney where he obtained his PhD.

Simon Russell

Simon is responsible for transforming the company’s innovative ideas into operational software. As Chief Technology Officer he has nurtured the development of our technology platform from its inception. Simon and his team of talented software developers are helping GreenSync pioneer a new era in energy management incorporating cloud computing and analytics. He has over 15 years experience in developing software products and solutions, both in Australia and the UK. His experience spans many industries and technologies including e-commerce, back office, mobile solutions and electric vehicles. Simon has a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Canberra.

Kate O’Carroll

Kate is accountable for the implementation of hardware and software cleantech solutions, from project kickoff through to operations, for all client projects. Kate brings considerable knowledge to the role as an experienced manager, dealing with business and project finance, market strategy and ensuring resourcing, and governance. Prior to GreenSync, Kate delivered major projects in the transmission and distribution sector for a Fortune 500 company, where she managed the design component of augmentation works across a project portfolio of $22 million. Kate is a Director of the Not for Profit organisation ‘Women in Energy’, hosting regular ‘Women in Power’ events focusing on industry topics and networking; Kate’s main motivation within the organisation is member engagement. Kate holds a MEng Architecture and Environmental Design (Hons.) from the University of Nottingham, UK.

Matt Coleman

Matt’s role as GM Network Solutions requires him to have a foot in many camps to ensure the seamless operation of our technology solutions. He is responsible for running our Energy Operations Centre, where real time data from customer sites is beamed in around the clock, and manages the technical complexities of demand response events. With industry experience in electricity distribution networks, CitiPower / Powercor, Matt is instrumental in driving new product development. Matt has an economics degree from the University of Otago and a Masters Degree from the Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship.

Bruce Thompson

Bruce is a recognised leader in the sustainable energy sector bringing together unique skills and experience to build practical responses to climate change. In the past Bruce has initiated partnership projects such as the Moreland Solar City Project and EcoSmart Electricians, a national training program for electricians. He was awarded the Brian Robinson Foundation Fellowship in 2007 for young environmental leadership and travelled to Europe to research community based decentralised energy and low-income energy efficiency programs. His professional experience is complimented by non-executive director roles in the not-for-profit sector and the completion of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course.

Matthew Townrow

Matthew contributes over 10 years of commercial experience to the team with particular strengths in corporate strategy, business development and sales. GreenSync is fortunate to have as its GM Retail and Consumer Solutions, a passionate energy professional who is committed to delivering reliable, fit for purpose non-network energy solutions that deliver maximum benefits to customers. Having previously overseen Demand Management activities for a utility, Matthew has valuable experience navigating both the supply and demand sides of Australia’s energy market. He has a business degree in economics and marketing from Swinburne University.

Alexandra Lewis

Alexandra leads the suite of shared corporate services including HR, Finance, Contract Management, Operations, Legal, Marketing and Communications. In addition to managing our operations in Australia, Alexandra oversees the establishment of our international operations activities. Alexandra draws on over 10 years of corporate experience including positions with Macquarie Capital and Lend Lease, and holds a commerce degree from Swinburne University.

Directors and Advisors

Neil Gibbs

Neil Gibbs (Executive Chairman), Founder and Chairman of Marchment Hill, previously Global Energy Practice Leader – PA Consulting, CGEY, AT Kearney. With CxO level relationships in utilities around Australia, Neil helps focus and drive strategy and regional sales.

E. David Anstee

David fulfils the role of Company Secretary. David has a background in finance and entrepreneurship, beginning with Merrill Lynch, and senior executive roles with startups in the UK and Germany. He has held sessional posts lecturing postgraduate students in entrepreneurship at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, holds a distinction MBA from London Business School and a Bachelors degree from the University of Melbourne.

Andrew Stobart

Andrew Stobart, previously Managing Director Pacific Dunlop Cables Division, has extensive experience with Network Utilities across the Asia Pacific region.

Dr. Mark Bonnar

Mark is a passionate venture capital investor, active board member and experienced business builder with extensive global networks. Mark holds a BSc in applied physics and a PhD in materials science from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.