Dr. Ralph Craven, Chairman (BEPhD, FIEAust, FIPENZ, FAICD)
Dr. Craven is an electricity sector specialist with respected credentials in energy, transmission infrastructure, power generation and electricity retailing. Dr. Craven is the current Chairman of Stanwell Corporation Limited, the largest electricity generation company in Queensland. Dr. Craven is also the Non-Executive Director of Senex Energy.
His former executive roles include Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Ergon Energy Corporation Limited, Chief Executive Officer of Transpower New Zealand Ltd, Executive Director of NRG Asia-Pacific and General Manager Power Marketing and Development with Shell Coal Pty Ltd.
Michael Addison, Managing Director (BSc (Eng), MPhil (Oxon), MAICD, FAIM) Michael is a water engineer with experience in large dam, spillway and water reticulation systems design. He also has considerable international corporate finance experience, having spent many years as an investment banker with three globally recognised investment banks. Subsequent to transitioning into mainstream corporate management in the early nineties, Michael held a number of senior executive positions on the Boards of publicly listed companies on each of the London, Johannesburg and Australian Securities Exchanges.
In these roles he developed deep expertise in the management and running of listed companies and an intimate working knowledge of the regulatory, legal and governance environments in which listed companies operate. Michael is a former Rhodes Scholar, has an Oxford University postgraduate degree in Management Studies, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Simon Kidston, Executive Director (BCom, Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment, MAIDC)
Simon Kidston has an investment banking background with more than 25 years global experience with groups such as Macquarie Bank, HSBC and Helmsec Global Capital. Simon is a co-founder and Executive Director of Genex Power, and has responsibility for project finance and business development. Simon was involved in the funding arrangements for Stage 1 of the Kidston Renewable Energy Hub (50MW Kidston Solar Project), and is now engaged with banks and potential equity partners for Stage 2 (Integrated 250 MW Pumped Storage Hydro and 270MW Solar Project).
He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Griffith University, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ben Guo, Finance Director (BCom, Finance & Accounting (Hons 1st))
Ben has over 10 years management experience in Australia. He held senior operational roles at Carabella Resources and Estrella Resources.
Ben has previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst and Young. Ben is currently a finance PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales. He is also fluent in both Mandarin and English.
James Harding, Executive General Manager (BA Hons (Cantab), MA (Cantab), MBA)
James has 30 years’ experience in the international project business, having been involved with the development, financing and implementation of major capital projects around the world. Prior to joining Genex, James was a Director and Head of Business Development at Abengoa Solar Power Australia, a world leader in commercial solar thermal energy and photovoltaic technology.
He has previously worked in Australia, Europe and Asia, as General Manager Renewables with IPS Australia and MAN Ferrostaal (part of MAN AG), with the German utility RWE as Regional Director for development projects in South-East Asia, and in a variety of business development and management roles with the Kloeckner Group. He started his career in the project and export financing division of Kleinwort Benson, the UK merchant bank.
Arran has over 20 years experience in project delivery of large underground mine development and urban infrastructure projects, in Australia and overseas including Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong. Arran acquired a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from the University of Queensland in 1994 and Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from the Australian Securities Institute in 1998. Over the course of his career, Arran has worked for a number of Australia’s largest construction companies including Lend Lease (formerly Baulderstone Hornibrook), John Holland, CPB Contractors (formerly Leighton Contractors) and Thiess, in a variety of project delivery roles including Project Development, Project Management and Business Development.
Arran was involved in the construction of the Olympic Dam Expansion Project and Newcrest’s Ridgeway Gold Project. He also held key roles on the construction of the Cross City Tunnel ($600 million) and Lane Cove Tunnel ($1 billion) projects in Sydney as well as the Northern Sewerage Project ($600 million) in Melbourne. Prior to joining Genex, Arran played a key role in the negotiation of a $150 million mining services contract for Thiess with Antafagasta Minerals in Chile.
Justin Clyne, Company Secretary (LLM (UNSW), ACIS, AGIA) Justin is a qualified Chartered Company Secretary. Justin Clyne was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and High Court of Australia in 1996 before gaining admission as a Barrister in 1998. He had 15 years of experience in the legal profession acting for a number of the country's largest corporations, initially in the areas of corporate and commercial law before dedicating himself full-time to the provision of corporate advisory and company secretarial services. Justin is a director and/or secretary of a number of public listed and unlisted companies. He has significant experience and knowledge in international law, the Corporations Act, the ASX Listing Rules and corporate regulatory requirements generally.
Alan du Mée, Director (MSc, MBA, FAIM, FAICD, MIIE)
Mr du Mée has deep operational experience in power generation operations and development. He was Chief Executive Officer of Tarong Energy, a major Queensland power company which is now part of Stanwell Corporation Limited. While at Tarong Energy, Mr du Mée was responsible for the development of Tarong North power station in Queensland, the Starfish Hill windfarm in South Australia and the sale of a 50% of the Tarong North power station to a Japanese consortium. He also had responsibility for the 600MW Wivenhoe Pumped Storage Plant, the second largest hydro pumped storage plant in Australia. Alan is a past Chairman of the Australian National Generators Forum and a past Director of BHP Engineering. Mr du Mée is also a director of A Solid Foundation Pty Limited, and has been engaged by Glencore Xstrata to assist it with its clean coal development strategy.
Yongqing Yu, Non-Executive Director Mr. Yongqing Yu is the Vice Chairman of Shenzhen listed Zhefu, one of the largest hydroelectric electrical and mechanical equipment manufacturers in China and Genex’s largest shareholder.
Mr. Yu has been a key member of Zhefu since the company’s inception. He is a senior engineer and has extensive hydro experience. Yongqing has been involved in many significant projects including the Shuangling Hydropower Project in Liaoning Province, the Wanmipo Hydropower Project in Hunan province and the Changzhou Hydropower Project in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China. Mr Yu’s technical expertise and experience in working with large scale international projects significantly strengthens the Genex Board’s already robust level of technical, industry and corporate experience.