Global renewable energy developer DP Energy has appointed Catherine Way Business Development Manager, DP Energy Australia.
Catherine has played a formative role in the development of the renewable energy industry in South Australia within industry, government and the not for profit sectors. She worked within the mining sector for resource giant BHP Billiton in a project development role with responsibility for energy and greenhouse gas management for the Olympic Dam Expansion project.
Prior to joining DP Energy in September 2016, she championed the renewable energy industry on behalf of the South Australian Government through RenewablesSA. Her work with industry, policy development and legislative reform has supported an uptake of nearly 50 per cent of electricity from renewable sources in the state.
With Masters degrees in both Environmental Management and Business Administration, and qualifications in leadership, Catherine works for outcomes that reflect a strong balance between the economic imperative and environmental and social sustainability.
DP Energy’s CEO, Simon De Pietro commented:
“Catherine’s appointment represents further evidence of our commitment to establish a long term presence in each of the key, global jurisdictions in which we operate. Simply put – it makes good business sense. We deliver renewable energy projects which are sustainable and environmentally benign; Catherine’s skill set will enhance our ability to accelerate our plans to do that in Australia. We are delighted to welcome her to the DP Energy global team.”
Catherine Way stated:
“I’m excited to be returning to the private sector after nearly seven years working with the South Australian Government’s innovation and support agency for the renewable energy industry, RenewablesSA. For me this opportunity cements my life long career goal of working towards a more sustainable and low carbon future.
“I feel fortunate indeed to be working with DP Energy, a company that epitomises the most sought after attributes of contemporary businesses. They are innovative, agile and forward looking and, being an international company, bring with them a global perspective on best practice in the fields of environmental stewardship, community engagement and commercial reality.”