Donna has 20 years’ experience working for government, the not-for-profit sector and research organisations. She specialises in leading teams and developing innovative strategies to enact change, from large international programs to local community initiatives. Donna has extensive networks in the sustainability sector, is a director of Embark and on the steering committee of the Coalition for Community Energy. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Melbourne University.
Don came to the ATA in 2006 with a background in financial reporting, process improvement and system design. He is CPA-qualified with many years’ experience in managing compliance and regulatory reporting. Don is responsible for the ATA’s regulatory compliance and keeps its operations in working order. He has a passion for sustainability and sought employment in the not-for-profit sector looking to combine that interest with his accounting background.
Stella is responsible for supporting the COO by contributing to the effective financial management of the organisation. She is a CPA with qualifications in commerce, information systems and psychology, and has extensive prior experience in financial systems implementation, accounting and analytical roles. Stella enjoys working for an organisation that makes such a positive and important contribution to the world.
Policy and Research Manager
Damien is responsible for ATA’s policy analysis and advocacy work, engaging with government at all levels, industry and the consumer sector. He works in the areas of energy efficiency and demand management, renewable energy and carbon markets, water conservation and efficient transport. Damien also oversees the management of the ATA’s portfolio of research and consulting projects with our project partners and external clients. Damien holds qualifications in urban and regional planning and environmental management, and has worked for government in Australia and overseas, as well as for the private sector.
Katy Daily is ATA’s Marketing Manager. She has almost 20 years experience working for environmental not-for-profit organisations, six of which have been with the ATA. Her responsibilities include managing the marketing and communications for the ATA and ReNew/Sanctuary magazines and managing the events team. Before coming to the ATA Katy was Political Director at an organisation in Portland, OR.
Managing Editor, ReNew magazine
Robyn Deed has been managing editor of ReNew: Technology for a Sustainable Future since May 2012. Prior to that she worked as a primary editor at educational publisher Cengage Learning, with a focus on both print and online publishing, and as editor of Victorian Writer magazine. With both a Masters in Information Technology and a Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing, she is passionate about making complex material clear, accessible and entertaining, without losing technical detail or accuracy. She enjoys working with the ATA’s tech-savvy contributors to produce stories that are both inspiring and practical.
Technical Editor, ReNew magazine
Lance is Technical Editor of ReNew: Technology for a Sustainable Future, and Sanctuary: modern green homes, Australia’s leading magazines on renewable energy and sustainable living. He has worked for the ATA for more than 20 years and been involved in publications, IT and the ATA’s original website, and has a strong interest in all things related to sustainable technology.
Managing Editor, Sanctuary magazine
Kulja is a journalist and broadcaster who is a passionate advocate for independent media and consumer issues. A former editor of ReNew, she has for years presented a weekly current affairs program on community radio station 3RRR extensively covering social enterprises, city planning and infrastructure issues. She also spent almost a decade at the ABC in Melbourne and Darwin.
Damon moved from Adelaide to Melbourne in 2016 to become ATA Advertising Manager. He is also studying part-time at the University of Melbourne for his Masters of Information Technology (Spatial). Damon has extensive prior experience in publishing, including leadership roles for DPS Publishing, producing printed and online aged care guides. He has qualifications in urban planning and IT.
Media and Online Content Manager
Sasha is responsible for the ATA’s website content, as well as promotion of the ATA through social and traditional media. A former reporter with The Age and Leader Newspapers, his campaigning journalism once helped to save a park in Melbourne’s north from being bulldozed for a freeway. He has found a natural home for his interest in creating a better world at the ATA.
Communications Project Manager
Anna has been part of the communications team at the ATA for more than five years, where she has been a key member of the production team for the organisation’s two quarterly sustainability magazines. More recently as Communications Project Manager she has been responsible for various projects, in particular the organisation of more than a dozen Speed Date a Sustainability Expert events around the country. She has a particular passion for sustainable architecture and clever house design, and is looking forward to building her own green home one day.
Senior Energy Analyst
Dean is responsible for advocacy and policy development in national and state energy markets on issues relating to micro-generation, renewable energy, energy efficiency, smart networks and demand-side participation. He has expertise in consumer protection regulation, energy tariffs, stakeholder management and navigating the policy process. Qualified as a social worker, Dean worked in a number of community development roles followed by a decade in energy policy advocacy for the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) before joining the ATA in mid-2016.
Andrew is skilled at explaining energy-related issues and helping people reduce their bills. He has given expert advice on sustainability in magazines and on radio, including doing talkback on the ABC. Andrew designed and developed the ATA’s free Sunulator program, used in several ATA research and consulting projects. Prior to joining the ATA in 2013, he worked at the Australian Energy Market Operator where he developed the organisation’s first forecast of rooftop solar generation for the National Electricity Market. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering.
Keiran is an energy analyst with the ATA who has worked on numerous projects assessing the benefits of solar installations for residents, businesses and local governments. Prior to joining the ATA, Keiran lived in London for four years and worked at the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets and the UK Energy Market Regulator, where he was involved in the development and administration of a number of renewable energy and energy efficiency schemes. Before moving to London, Keiran was a political staffer in South Australia, a position which inspired his passion for policies that support renewable energy, sustainability and the environment.
Chris moved to Australia in 2012 from the USA where he worked as a fundraiser specialising in capital campaigns and stewardship. Chris has a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and a Master of Arts in Sustainable Business and Communities. Chris is responsible for a range of activities including philanthropy, corporate partnerships and innovative approaches with impact investing. He is excited to be leading a fundraising program that supports practical solutions, advocacy and sustainability research for end users.
Jodi moved to Melbourne from Perth where she worked as a building designer and office manager for Solar Dwellings. She is the co-founder of SCOOP Foundation Australia a not for profit that supports schools in India and Cambodia where she has volunteered. Her current responsibilities include organising and running events such as Sustainable House Day and Speed Date a Sustainability Expert.
International Projects Manager
Harry has a background in environmental management and renewable energy. He manages the ATA’s projects in East Timor and Indigenous communities in Australia. Prior to the ATA, Harry worked with both small and large renewable energy organisations in Australia, the Pacific and sub-Saharan Africa, including establishing a social enterprise that has reached millions of people with solar-powered lighting.
Jodie oversees the administration of ATA memberships and subscriptions and has been working at the ATA since 2005. She has a wide-ranging employment background, having worked in choc-top construction at a cinema, in nursing and theatre. She is committed to living a sustainable lifestyle and is constantly inspired by the ATA ‘army’.
Sophie has been part of the ATA’s administration team since 2008. She has prior experience delivering government environmental programs and sustainability information to the public. With studies in community development, she loves engaging with ATA members and volunteers. She is committed to sustainability in her own life and sharing ideas and connections throughout the ATA community and wider public.
Olivia has been part of the ATA team on and off since 1999. Formerly Advertising Manager for ReNew and Sanctuary, she also coordinated ATA one-day workshops and the ATA’s presence at events including sending the mobile trailer the ‘Solar Shuttle’ out to schools. She loves engaging with ATA members and volunteers and supporting people to implement sustainable changes in their homes.
Doug is responsible for assisting our branches across the country. He has a history of involvement with grassroots environmental groups, is involved in the Transition Town movement and has a passion for building electric vehicles. He has qualifications in science, technology, education and renewable energy.