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Building a positive organisational culture with strong leadership, diversity, collaboration, innovation and investment in our people.

Solar Victoria Leadership Team

Solar Victoria has a well credentialed senior leadership team, with significant experience across the energy, sustainability and communications sectors.

Our leadership team has a clear vision for delivery of the program, with the goal of saving Victorian households thousands of dollars and helping to provide a cleaner, renewable future.

Solar Victoria’s leaders strive to build a positive organisational culture built on strong leadership, diversity, collaboration, innovation and investment in our people.

Solar Victoria aligns with to DEECA's chosen values of

  • teamwork
  • wellbeing and safety
  • ownership
  • service excellence.

Stan Krpan PSM FAICD

CEO, Solar Victoria

An experienced CEO with a well-regarded track record successfully delivering high-profile government programs and leading reforms in a number of sectors including renewable energy, sustainability, health and safety, environmental regulation and the law.

Prior to his current role, Stan was the CEO of Sustainability Victoria for eight years, where he led a significant expansion and grew the agency’s footprint and impact in the areas of climate change, renewables, energy-efficiency, and waste and recycling.

Stan has undertaken high-profile reform roles for the Victorian Government, as Co-Chair of the Building Victoria’s Recovery Taskforce, commissioned by the Treasurer and Minister for Planning to advise on Victoria’s post-coronavirus recovery in the building, construction and development sectors, planning reform and fast tracking of planning decisions. He was the inaugural CEO of the Victorian Cladding Taskforce, advising Government on the extent and response to combustible cladding in the construction sector. In 2010, Stan undertook an independent review of EPA Victoria’s compliance and enforcement activity.

Stan was recently recognised with a Public Service Medal in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours for his outstanding leadership in the areas of environmental and social policy, and his work in policy and program delivery.

A lawyer by training, Stan has undertaken post-graduate study (Monash University) and executive education (Harvard Business School, London School of Economics and Cambridge University).

Stan is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration, the immediate past Chair of the Infoxchange Group, and an Alumnus of the Williamson Community Leadership Program.

Kate Barnes

Executive Director, Customer Experience Division

As the Executive Director of the Customer Experience Division, Kate leads a multi-disciplinary team spanning across strategic insights and improvements, service management and delivery, and customer experience through our customer contact centre.

The team provides accessible services to helping customers participate in and receive the benefits from Solar Victoria's programs and initiatives. This includes a core focus on putting the customer first, enabling simple digital experiences, providing timely access to information, pursuing a culture of first contact resolution and low customer effort, and placing an emphasis on using customer insights and data to drive a better experience for customers.

Kate is a passionate leader, focussed on driving organisations to deliver strategies which deliver optimal experiences and outcomes for their consumers, clients and customers.

With a rich and diverse background leading divisions and people across government and not-for-profit aged care and health/hospital sectors, and her thorough qualifications in Customer Experience strategic leadership and organisational change, Kate applies a relentless focus on building empowered, high performing, customer-focused teams and ensuring effective delivery of products and services meet the needs of the community.

Paul Corkill

Executive Director, Policy, Programs and Industry Development

In this role, Paul will lead Solar Victoria's extensive risk-based audit program and work with key stakeholders, including regulators, industry bodies, Government and businesses, to develop and implement risk and assurance mechanisms for the Solar Homes Program.

Paul will drive best practice approaches in safety and quality for the installation of renewable solar technologies to ensure the program delivers products and services that meet the quality and electrical, health and safety standards set by Government and industry.

Paul joins Solar Victoria with a strong record in policy reform, regulatory compliance and risk management across various sectors including as General Manager Operations at Transport Certification Victoria, Manager Waterway User Safety at Transport Safety Victoria and as the Director of Reform Policy in the Victoria Taxi Industry Inquiry.

Marianne Doyle

Director, Communications

Marianne leads a multi-disciplinary communications team with responsibility for program marketing, digital communications, internal and corporate communications, brand and visual identity, media and public relations.

She is responsible for a multifaceted communications program, utilising customer touchpoints to expand the reach of Solar Victoria’s programs and ensure the widest possible access to the program for all Victorians. A key focus is identifying and developing opportunities to positively influence the community, industry and government agenda on the strengths and achievements of programs.

Marianne leads the development and ongoing management of comprehensive media, marketing and content strategies for Solar Victoria as a purpose-driven organisation focussed on delivery.

She has previously worked across various State and Federal Government agencies and has held digital, communications and education roles within Sustainability Victoria, Office of the eSafety Commissioner, Australian Communications and Media Authority and Transport Safety Victoria (Maritime).

Reviewed 01 May 2023

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