Lane Crockett, Chairperson

Lane is head of the renewables business at the Impact Investment Group (IIG), a fund manager focussing on shifting capital towards investments that blend financial returns with deep social and environmental impact.  IIG operates two solar funds, each holding a diversified portfolio of utility scale solar plants.

Lane is a champion of the renewable energy industry. Prior to IIG, he was the Executive General Manager for Pacific Hydro. He was responsible for leading the Australian business, having led the growth of the company to become a clean energy utility with a portfolio of more than 300MW of operating wind and hydro power facilities and a growing base of retail electricity customers.

In his career he has over 25 years of international experience in the energy industries in Australia, Asia, the UK and New Zealand. He was worked in energy regulation and risk management. His early career included engineering design and project management in the oil & gas industry.

Lane has a Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical from Canterbury University in New Zealand and a Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law from Deakin University.

Andrew Cox, Vice-Chairperson

Andrew Cox has a long career working in nature conservation in management and governance roles for government and non-government organisations. He is currently CEO of the Invasive Species Council, a member of the national environmental biosecurity advisory group and the national feral cat taskforce and president of 4nature Inc. Andrew has a BSc, Grad Dip (Environmental Studies).

Elizabeth McMeekin, Secretary 

Libby is an experienced fundraising and direct marketing consultant, working with both not-for-profit and commercial organisations. She is currently the Client Relationship Manager of Bluestar Direct, a specialist provider of direct marketing services.  She holds a BA, Certificate in Direct Marketing and Certificate in Fundraising.

Ricky Teh, Treasurer 

Ricky Teh is a Director with EY Melbourne specialising in corporate governance, risk management, statutory and other reporting. Ricky is committed in contributing to the community and the environment in their efforts to building a better working world. He holds a BCom in Accounting and is a member of the CPA Australia and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Chiara Lawry

Chiara Lawry is a management consultant and policy adviser. Chiara works at the Right Lane Consulting where she leads the public sector practice. She has experience in strategy, organisational transformation and business development. Chiara has a deep passion for social impact and has worked with a number of local and international not-for-profit organisations. She holds a BA, LLB (Hons), GDLP, MPA.

Sally Romanes 

By training Sally was a corporate and commercial lawyer, however, she now works on specific projects ranging from the arts to business transactions, in both for-profit and not-for-profit areas. She was a core member of the community group which campaigned successfully to create an arts and cultural precinct at the Abbotsford Convent and was a founder Director of the not-for-profit Abbotsford Convent Foundation from 2004 until 2017. Apart from her previous experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer, Sally has specific experience in fundraising, corporate governance and the operation of enterprises in the primary production sectors. Sally holds an LLB (Hons).

Kate Allsopp

Kate is a manager with Sustainability Victoria.  She has worked across a number of sectors in leadership roles including manufacturing, banking and the not-for-profit sector, including as CEO of the Alternative Technology Association and National Accreditation Manager for the Clean Energy Council. Kate holds a B. Eng in Chemistry (Hons) and a MEnv in Eng.