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Executive Leadership Team

Richard Amato
Richard Amato
General Manager

Richard has more than 20 years' experience in the construction, wine, manufacturing and energy industries, both in public and private sectors. He is currently responsible for managing and growing Enerven's electrical infrastructure, construction and maintenance division, and for developing new business in the emerging Energy Solutions market. Richard is a Fellow Certified Practicing Accountant and holds a degree in Accounting and a Master of Business administration. He is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and recently completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.

Simon Blom
Simon Blom
Head of Energy Infrastructure

Simon has 25 years' experience within energy industries and is currently Head of Energy Infrastructure. He is presently responsible for managing a number of business units delivering a portfolio of telecommunications contracts including one of Australia's most significant national telecommunication projects, transmission line and substation projects, electrical distribution projects and electrical maintenance contracts. Simon is completing his Master of Business Administration and has recently completed the Advanced management Program at Harvard University.

Mark McAra
Mark McAra
Head of Commercial

Mark has more than 25 years experience in business management, finance and corporate services in the private and public sectors. Prior to joining Enerven, Mark held senior commercial and finance roles in a significant State Government business enterprise and has a background in management consulting. As Head of Commercial, Mark's portfolio includes responsibility for Finance, Commercial, Human Relations, Legal, Contracts & Procurement, Safety Quality & Environment and Administration.

Leon Cocchiaro
Leon Cocchiaro
Head of Strategic Business Development & Growth

Leon has over 14 years of experience across a variety of senior roles. He has successfully managed lump-sum turnkey bids for renewable and thermal energy projects, coordinated green and brown field development opportunities, and has lead and coordinated Mergers and Acquisitions for green and brownfield development projects across the Australian and EU region. Prior to joining Enerven, Leon held the position of Corporate Development Manager at ElectraNet.
As the Head of Strategic Business Development and Growth for Enerven, Leon is accountable for developing, securing and maximising new revenue generation opportunities, whilst maximising market share and ensuring business viability.
Leon holds degrees in Mechatronic Engineering, with honours, and completed his MBA through RMIT University.

Craig Julian
Craig Julian
Head of Energy Solutions

Craig has over 20 years of experience across a variety of senior roles in the energy and mining sectors. Prior to joining Enerven, Craig held the position of General Manager Microgrids at Horizon Power in Western Australia.
As Head of Energy Solutions, Craig is accountable for the development, growth and management of the Energy Solutions business line; identifying and capturing opportunities with new technologies: including renewables and generation.
Craig holds two Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and in Mining and Metallurgy: He completed both degrees with Honours, and has also achieved Chartered Engineer Status, RPEQ and PMP qualifications.

Sara Case
Sara Case
Human Resources Business Partner

Sara has over 14 years’ experience in Human Resource Management and has worked for SA Power Networks for the past thirteen years. With a passion for people and culture and strong business acumen, Sara is a goal orientated and capable human resource professional with experience in the delivery of strategic and operational solutions. Working with the senior management team, Sara is responsible for driving the strategic and operational HR objectives across the Enerven business. Sara’s role is to ensure that HR activities are linked to business plans and organisational objectives by leading activities for the Enerven business including: workforce planning, recruitment activities, leadership development, change & communication, performance management, and process and systems improvement.

Alison Bussey
Alison Bussey
Safety, Systems and Environment Manager

With over 10 years of experience in health, safety, environment and training management, Alison brings a depth of knowledge to any project that is difficult to surpass. As an experienced Safety, Quality & Environment (SQE) manager, Alison offers unique expertise to support project and contract leaders; and ensure SQE excellence across all operations. She is adept in developing SQE strategy, including integration of work groups, development of core risk programs, and technology and resource planning. Alison also provides leadership, performance management, mentoring, and growth opportunities to the SQE team. She also regularly liaises with external industry bodies relating to workplace health, safety and environment, to ensure her employer is both compliant, and abreast of any key developments within the sector.