“Australian investors in clean energy projects have demonstrated a strong appetite – over $20 billion committed over the past three years – but now face increased risks that include policy uncertainty and a regulatory and energy market that is no longer fit-for-purpose,” Clean Energy Council chief executive Kane Thornton said.
“With so much at stake as we transition Australia’s energy mix and decarbonise our economy, I’m pleased to have Geoff’s leadership of the Clean Energy Investment Roundtable to address these challenges and give investors the certainty they need to drive the clean energy transition.
“Geoff’s appointment and willingness to take on this important role demonstrates the critical importance of the investor voice in the complex and rapid policy and regulatory developments impacting the clean energy sector. He brings a wealth of experience and passion for the sector.”
The Clean Energy Investment Roundtable was formed in 2020 as a forum for leading investors to share their insights and unique knowledge to address the significant challenges facing investors in large-scale renewable energy.
It represents the interests of over 50 leading debt and equity investors, including leading Australian and international banks and institutional investors.