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New Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency

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Date : 21 August 2018

Author: The Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP

THE HON JOSH FRYDENBERG MP
Minister for the Environment and Energy

MEDIA RELEASE

21 August 2018

NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE AUSTRALIAN RENEWABLE ENERGY AGENCY

The Turnbull Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Darren Miller as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

Mr Miller was co-founder and CEO of Mojo Power (an innovative electricity retailer) from 2015 until July 2018, Director of Asset Finance at Sungevity Australia in 2014 and founder and CEO of Sumwise (a technology and services company) from 2007 to 2013.

A Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons), Mr Miller also previously held roles at New Zealand Natural and Ernst & Young.

“Mr Miller has 25 years of professional experience across a range of sectors including in chief executive positions and investment advisory roles,” Minister Frydenberg said.

“His experience in the renewable energy and electricity retail sectors as well as in start-up companies aligns well with ARENA’s development of local renewable energy technology.”

Having overseen 370 projects which have leveraged $2.8 billion dollars of investment, Mr Ivor Frischknecht advised the Government in February this year, he would not be seeking a third term as the CEO of ARENA.

“Mr Frischknecht has helped to make ARENA a success by utilising his expertise in energy, innovation and early stage investment,” Minister Frydenberg said.

“Under his guidance, ARENA has developed a clear set of priority investment areas consistent with the Turnbull Government’s emphasis on affordable and reliable energy.”

“I thank Mr Frischknecht for the significant contribution he has made in helping the Government to deliver a more affordable and reliable energy system and I look forward to working with Mr Miller over the coming years.”

Mr Miller will begin his three year term on 27 August 2018.

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