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, better future for all Victorians.
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
Former CEO of Sustainability Victoria, Stan has an extensive and well regarded track record in the delivery of high profile government programs. Stan has extensive experience in executive roles and leading reforms in law, health and safety and environment regulation and sustainability across Sustainability Victoria, EPA and WorkSafe Victoria.
As CEO of Sustainability Victoria from 2012-2019, Stan led a significant agency expansion and grew Sustainability’s footprint and impact in the areas of climate change, renewables, energy efficiency and waste and recycling. In 2017, Stan accepted a secondment to the role of CEO of the Victorian Cladding Taskforce commissioned by the Minister for Planning to respond to non-compliant use of cladding. 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 and executive education.
He is Chair of Infoxchange Australia/New Zealand; Chair, Connecting up; Chair, Tech Soup New Zealand; a Director of Western BACE and a member of the Advisory Boards of BehaviourWorks Australia and the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute. He is 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.
Executive Director, Customer Experience
In this role, Lyn will lead the operation and delivery of the end-to-end customer experience for the Solar Homes program, as well as managing customer data and analytics and the performance of service providers.
Lyn has led the development of the Solar Victoria Platform since early 2019 within DELWP and takes up this role with a deep wealth of knowledge and sector experience in the energy and renewable energy sectors, solar energy solutions and customer service.
She previously worked as the Executive Director of Business Systems for the Solar Homes Program, the General Manager of Solar and Energy Solutions at Origin Energy and the Director of Sales and Service at Telstra.
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.
Director, Corporate Operations
In this role, Fiona will be responsible for leading the corporate governance and performance functions within Solar Victoria and ensuring alignment with DELWP in accordance with the corporate shared service delivery frameworks.
Fiona commenced in this role in early 2019, working closely with the Corporate Services Group to lead the transition of Solar Victoria into DELWP. She has extensive experience in corporate governance, strategic budget analysis and policy coordination roles having recently held the position of Associate Director, Strategic Planning and Investment at Victoria Legal Aid. Prior to this, Fiona held a variety of senior roles across DELWP, including Head of Office for the Deputy Secretary Local Infrastructure and Manager, Budget Strategy where she was responsible for leading the department’s contribution to the annual state budget process.
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.
Interim Director, Communications and Engagement
Greg was previously the executive director of communications and engagement for the Western Distributor Authority’s West Gate Tunnel Project. Prior to that he was head of media and communications with the Royal Australasian Colleges of Surgeons in Melbourne And Physicians in Sydney. He was also the Director of Corporate Communications with the Department of Planning and Community Development, with communications responsibility for five Ministers and seven Ministerial portfolios and business units. Formally the General Manager of Corporate Communications with a leading ASX 150 listed energy and resources company, Greg comes from a strong journalistic background across print and electronic media.
Greg also held senior government communications roles with the Port of Melbourne, Department of Sustainability and Environment and Department of Industry and Trade, while in South Australia he was head of communications at the Departments of Human Services, Premier and Cabinet and Health for more than seven years.
His journalistic background spans over a decade with experience in radio, television and print media and includes formal graduate and post-graduate qualifications in journalism, public relations and marketing communications. He completed his Master’s Degree in Communication Management at the University of SA with an overall distinction and is a full member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia.
Reviewed 15 July 2019