Greg Bourne has been announced as acting chair of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) Board, while Dr Brian Spalding and Drew Clarke have also been welcomed to the board.
Mr Bourne brings to the board an extensive background in renewable energy development and project commercialisation, including as a former director of Carnegie Wave Energy and as Chief Executive of the World Wildlife Fund Australia.
Dr Spalding is a current Australian Energy Market Commissioner with more than 30 years’ experience in power system operations, and provides continuity from the board of the Australian Centre for Renewable Energy.
ARENA is a component of the Federal Government’s Clean Energy Future package, consolidating $3.2 billion in funding for renewable energy innovation.Article continues below…
Federal Energy and Resources Minister Martin Ferguson said “The board will play a pivotal role in unlocking the potential of innovative Australian renewable energy technology.”