Minister for Solar Homes
Hon Lily D'Ambrosio
Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change
Minister for Solar Homes
Ms D'Ambrosio has represented the electorate of Mill Park since 2002. Lily has previously held the positions of Minister for Industry, Minister for Energy and Resources and Minister for Suburban Development.
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 DELWP’s chosen values of
- wellbeing and safety
- service excellence.
CEO, Solar Victoria
Stan is 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.
As CEO of Solar Victoria, Stan is responsible for the Victorian Government’s flagship $1.3 billion Solar Homes Program, as well as new initiatives including the Solar for Business Program, Home Heating and Cooling Upgrades Program and Zero Emissions Vehicle Subsidy Program which will reach 1 million Victorians.
Prior to this, 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, most recently as the 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. In 2010, Stan undertook an independent review of EPA Victoria’s compliance and enforcement activity.
Stan is a lawyer by training and has undertaken post-graduate study (Monash University) and executive education (Harvard Business School, London School of Economics and Cambridge University). He is a member of the University of Melbourne’s Sustainable Society Institute Advisory Board and immediate past Chair of the Infoxchange Group, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration and an Alumnus of the Williamson Community Leadership Program.
Acting Executive Director
As the Acting 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.
Director, Risk assurance and Standards
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.
Director, Sector Development
In this role, Jonathan will lead Solar Victoria’s strategic shaping of the residential solar power industry, our $10m training support to grow local jobs and apprenticeships and attract and facilitate new investment and businesses.
He will lead the Sector Development Division which will engage with industry, training providers, service providers and relevant government bodies to ensure the required investment, training and innovation to deliver the Solar Homes program and leverage the economic development opportunities together with social objectives for Solar Victoria.
Jonathan takes up this role after playing an integral part in the establishment of Solar Victoria, as Chief Operating Officer leading the design and implementation of the Solar Homes Program within Sustainability Victoria since 2018.
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 27 June 2021