The vision of Jerrara Power is to provide a sustainable waste management solution by generating clean, renewable energy from waste diverted from landfill.
Who are we
Jerrara Power Pty Ltd is the operating company for the energy from waste proposal and is 100% owned by Jerrara Holdings Pty Ltd. Jerrara Holdings is a privately held Australian company, majority owned by large-scale Australian Family Offices which have both (i) long-term investment horizons and (ii) a mandate to invest in socially responsible infrastructure projects.
To thermally process up to 330,000 tonnes of unrecyclable waste per year to avoid CO2 emissions and to generate an average of 28 megawatts of electricity - enough to power 43,000 homes.
Meet the Jerrara Power team
Chris is the Managing Director of Jerrara Power Pty Ltd and is leading the Jerrara Power Energy from Waste Project.
Chris was the Managing Director and CEO of Cleanaway Australia from 2003 to 2007. He was then Chair of Waste Services NSW from 2009 until its sale to SUEZ in 2011.
Chris currently is a non-executive director of Tellus Holdings Ltd and John Swire and Sons, Australia.
In his early career, Chris spent 25 years with Brambles Industries heading their industrial and mining services businesses in Australia and Europe and was a director of Brambles Europe and Brambles Australia.
Jay is an Executive Director of Jerrara Power and is responsible for all aspects associated with development financing and project funding.
He is a senior resources finance executive with more than 20 years’ experience in the investment banking industry where his background includes finance, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions and capital market transactions.
Prior to establishing his own advisory business, Jay held senior roles at J.P. Morgan and RBC Capital Markets, most recently serving in the role of Managing Director.
During his career, he has held responsibilities across a broad range of industries with a significant focus on the natural resources, infrastructure, renewables, utilities and industrial sectors.
He also has significant expertise in capital raising and funding large scale resource and infrastructure projects.
Emmanuel has been appointed the Executive Director for Jerrara Power to lead its Energy from Waste project.
He is a civil engineer and for the first 13 years of his career participated to the delivery of large industrial turn-key projects such as oil refineries and paper mills in various countries.
In 1994, Emmanuel joined SITA, one of the world’s leading specialist for waste and resource management as Technical Director for Landfills. In 1997, he moved to Hong Kong where he managed various waste operations until October 2001 when he was appointed Executive Director Post Collection of SITA Australia (later renamed SUEZ).
Emmanuel has been responsible for the successful development of many complex facilities in Australia including leading the participation of SUEZ in the development of the East Rockingham Energy from Waste plant in Western Australia which reached financial close in December 2019.
Since leaving SUEZ in February 2020, Emmanuel has been advising and supporting the waste industry on strategy, project management and delivery, through EVI Advisory.
Debbie is the Chief Financial Officer for Jerrara Power and a successful senior finance professional and CPA Fellow. Debbie specialises in commercial management with experience working in large, complex, global organisations in the industrials services market.
Debbie’s previous experience includes more than 15 years as National Commercial Manager of Cleanaway and director of two Cleanaway joint venture entities.
Debbie also worked in NSW Government where she was the General Manager responsible for management of NSW Roads and Maritime Services’ $2.4 billion property portfolio.
Debbie’s expertise includes strong technical financial knowledge, contract life cycle management, new business establishment, joint venture alliances, public private partnership, mergers and acquisitions and company secretarial. She is a strategic thinker with sound business acumen.
Ken is a successful Chief Executive, Senior Executive, Board Director, Chair and Adviser. He currently provides independent advice to a range of public and private sector clients. Ken is a former CEO of NSW Roads and Maritime, the NSW Land and Housing Corporation, Government Property NSW and WSN Environmental Solutions.
Experienced in a range of infrastructure, utilities and services industries, including transport, roads, waste, recycling and renewables, Ken has had full bottom line responsibility for businesses with revenue up to $10 billion per annum, assets up to $90 billion, up to 6,000 employees and leadership roles in multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects.
Ken has served as a board member and chair on national policy bodies, statutory authorities, industry bodies and community organisations and combines strong commercial skills with strong relationships at all levels of government.
Ken will advise Jerrara Power on government relations, waste policy, infrastructure, transport and roads.
Andrew is a chemical engineer and has a Master of Applied Science in Environment (UNSW). Andrew has held a range of senior positions in the waste industry over the past 20 years, particularly in waste operations.
His technical expertise in waste management and resource recovery includes transfer stations, landfill disposal, alternative waste treatment options (mechanical biological treatment), composting, waste to energy and collection and recycling systems.
More recently Andrew led the SUEZ NSW landfill business alongside of responsibilities for recycling and processing operations. Andrew has had significant project management roles in leading the development approvals and Environmental Impact Statements for projects, as well as the commissioning and subsequent operations.
Andrew now consults to a broad range of companies, mostly in the waste sector. Andrew is project managing for Jerrara Power the Environmental Impact Statement process with the NSW Department of Planning, Infrastructure and Environment.
For more than 30 years, Jim held a number of senior executive roles in public listed and private equity companies across the transport and logistics sectors, specifically shipping, specialised road transport and rail. He has extensive experience in maximising the performance of large capital asset bases operating in 24/7 environments in a safe manner.
While at Brambles, Jim led the replacement ship building program for the Bramble Bass Strait service with purpose-built vessels and oversaw the design and build process of the new vessels in Korea. Prior to that, he led the national logistics businesses in road, rail and sea for Brambles.
Today, Jim offers support to mining and logistics companies through his consulting company. Jim will advise Jerrara Power on logistics, transport equipment, road safety systems and handling.
Alysia has more than 15 years’ experience as a communication and community engagement specialist across the private, local government and not for profit sectors as a senior consultant and strategic advisor.
She has extensive experience working on large infrastructure projects in rural and regional communities, applying her outstanding communication skills to facilitate dialogue, problem solve and negotiate positive outcomes between stakeholders and project teams. She has held various roles in media, communication and community engagement across local government.
A former journalist and sub-editor, Alysia has a degree in Communication and is a qualified member of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2). In 2020, she completed her Masters in Organisational Communication undertaking research on the manifestations of consultation fatigue in communities.
She will be leading communication and stakeholder engagement for the Jerrara Power project.