Energy Matters key staff include some of the leading experts on renewable energy in the industry.
Wilf Johnston – Managing Director
Wilf became the company’s Managing Director in late 2015. Coming from an engineering and commerce background, Wilf has amassed more than 8 years of experience in solar and 15 years in new technology and start-ups.
With previous working experience at one of the world’s largest solar panel manufacturers, Wilf has led teams that have delivered some of the largest and most iconic solar projects in Australia.
Wilf brings to Energy Matters a wealth of experience working in different capacities in the solar industry, culminating in running a full P&L for a solar utility and commercial division. This includes business development, channel management, structured finance, IT and EPC. Wilf aims to drive the transformation of Energy Matters into Australia’s leading distributed energy provider.
Stephen Hill – Head of Sales – Residential and Small Commercial
Stephen had worked in direct sales for more than 20 years before joining Energy Matters. Throughout his career, he has managed call centers and face-to-face sales teams in the UK and Australia. This has seen him work with leading brands across a wide range of industries including finance, insurance, utilities, telecommunications and media.
Stephen has vast experience building sales channels from scratch to hundreds of sales agents across multiple locations. One of Stephen’s biggest achievements was acquiring more than 200,000 customers in 12 months for two tier-one energy retailers in Victoria and NSW.
Stephen’s goal at Energy Matters is to build and develop Australia’s largest and most successful residential and SME renewable energy sales team. While doing this, he wishes to maintain world class customer service.
Nicolas Kesten – Head of Strategic Marketing
As our Head of Strategic Marketing, Nicolas has more than 9 years of marketing experience; specialising in consumer goods, B2B marketing and internet marketing.
Having worked in diverse international marketing channels in countries including Italy, China and Spain; Nicolas has extensive experience managing complex product portfolios, pricing structures, partnership network implementation and online marketing strategies.
Nicolas leads Energy Matters’ marketing team and is responsible for overseeing the development, implementation and delivery of all marketing plans.
He has been an integral part of the business; leading a team of specialists to develop and execute sound strategies that deliver value to consumers, stakeholders and ultimately supports the Australian solar industry in revolutionising the way Australians generates power.
Narelle Kossatz – General Counsel
Narelle joined Energy Matters in 2010 and has been assisting internal stakeholders manage legal risks, while educating the business around risk management and compliance. She also reviews all external marketing materials.
Narelle holds a BSC/LLB (Honours), an Advanced Diploma in OH&S and has 20 years of experience in commercial and consumer law. She has a strong focus on assisting in managing risk while achieving successful commercial outcomes.
Prior to joining Energy Matters, Narelle spent 14 years as a construction and major projects lawyer. She was also a commercial lawyer in large law firms in Melbourne and London.
Alicia Sellitti – Human Resources Manager
Alicia worked in various HR roles in the Financial Services and Information Services industries in both Australia and the UK over a ten year period prior to joining Energy Matters in 2016.
Acting as the Human Resources lead and working closely with the Executive team, Alicia’s blend of strategic and operational HR ensures that people remain at the forefront of the decision making within the organisation.
Alicia brings a wide breadth of Human Resources experience covering the full employee lifestyle spectrum, with a focus on navigating change.
Holding a Masters in Diplomacy from the University of Nottingham, Alicia also completed a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Melbourne.
Nick Brass – C&I – Sales
Nick began his working life as an entrepreneur passionate about providing sustainable solutions to Australians. He has previously worked with Sustainability Victoria and CoolNRG in the US.
One of the founders of Energy Matters, Nick has more than 15 years’ experience in energy/environmental markets and works exclusively with blue chip clients to deliver some of the largest solar projects in Australia.
Nick was the driving force behind one of the largest commercial solar projects in Australia. His other major project involvements include the BUPA solar portfolio at 3.7MW+, Casuarina (NT) at 1.25MW and an upcoming project with Australia Post.
Nick is committed to seeing Australia become a “solar nation” and helping Australians reduce their electricity bills via the deployment of solar and storage technologies.
Dougal Gillman – Head of Distribution & Logistics
Dougal joined Energy Matters in 2011 as a wholesale sales coordinator. He quickly learned the technical aspects of the solar PV industry.
With a history in sales and analytical roles, Dougal rapidly took ownership of wholesale sales activity. He grew the wholesale arm of the business to a 25MW+ sales channel within three years. This was achieved through strategic product placement and a strong focus on long term customer service.
Having extensive experience in relationship management across the finance and government sectors, Dougal owns and maintains supplier relationships for all product lines sold through the business.
Dougal oversees the forecasting and procurement of stock for all business units within Energy Matters. He works closely with a range of staff to ensure customer needs are met with timely delivery of product.
We enjoy and take pride in what we do. As one of the industry leaders, it shows.
Everyone at Energy Matters, from engineers to sales professionals, is passionate about creating access to efficient, affordable, clean energy. With a large network of renewable energy experts, our employees are the key to our success in providing the industry’s best products and service. Our experienced teams possess the know-how to bring a wide range of projects to fruition.