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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.

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.

Kelly Campbell
Kelly Campbell
HR Business Partner Lead

Kelly is an accomplished leader and human resource professional with over 15 years’ experience in both the private and public sectors, with a proven track record in successfully motivating and influencing others to deliver business focused outcomes.

Kelly identifies, drives and implements strategic change initiatives that improves the business and customer experience, by identifying links between market behaviour, financial results, and staff engagement.  An astute leader, Kelly projects beyond immediate vision to future potential of the business and employees. Kelly is a results driven leader. She uses data and reports to assess, analyse and measure organisational performance.  She is known for identifying continuous improvement opportunities through identifying and correcting inefficient processes and practices.  A recurring theme of her work has been the effective management of corporate and project knowledge, information and analysis to help inform strategic decisions

An astute leader, Kelly actively works with people to promote others to continuously improve themselves and the business. 

Kelly uses her commercial acumen to influence others to achieve results and shift both practices and behaviours.  She actively works with people to build strategic networks to achieve a culture of customer centricity and success.

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.

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. 

Zoe Smith
Zoe Smith
Executive Assistant to Richard Amato

Executive Assistant to Richard Amato, Zoe is a highly established professional Executive/Personal Assistant with over twenty years of business administration experience and supporting senior executives in the execution of highly confidential and commercially sensitive matters.

With close to 26 years’ experience, Zoe is focused upon continuous improvement and takes pride in producing work to a high standard.

An excellent team player who is well organised, with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. She is responsible for administrative support for Richard in the day to day management of Enerven. Working in both the United Kingdom and Australia, Zoe has a Diploma of Management, Certificate IV in Frontline Management and Completed the Professional Executive Assistant course through The Australian Institute of Management.