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 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.
We are committed to working with the Government, Environmental bodies, and the community to successfully deliver safe, sustainable and high-quality energy from waste solutions on the Eastern Seaboard of Australia.
Meet the Jerrara Power team
Geoffrey has been the Chairman of John Swire & Son (Australia) Pty Ltd since 2015. Swire operates mining services and bulk logistics operations in Australia. He has also been the Chairman of Steamships Trading Co. Ltd since 2015.
Geoffrey joined the Swire Group in 1979 and has worked in various divisions in Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Papua New Guinea and Australia. His roles have included Executive Director for Swire Pacific Trading & Industries Division (held Swire Pacific Ltd board responsibility for the Swire Sita JV waste management business in greater China), Managing Director for China Navigation Ltd (private shipping arm of the Swire group), Executive Director Swire Pacific Marine division (offshore oil and gas supply vessels), Managing Director Swire Beverages Ltd (Coca-Cola bottling partner in greater China and USA) and Managing Director Steamships. practices.
Chris is the Managing Director of Jerrara Power Pty Ltd.
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.
Frédéric is the president of EFW Consult, a specialised consulting company providing energy from waste expert services. Since 1993, he has been involved in the development and management of energy from waste facilities, first with Stein Industrie then SUEZ.
He has led the development of waste projects in the United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Poland and from 2013 to 2017 was the vice president of SUEZ’s Waste Technical and Performance division and Energy from Waste Technical Centre.
While at SUEZ, he created a team of experts covering all energy from waste technologies including combustion, furnaces, boilers, flue gas cleaning, energy generation, steam turbines, water management and control systems.
Since 2018, he has provided consultancy services to improve energy from waste performance, waste management policies and strategies, evaluation of technologies, specific projects, and prepared a white paper on energy from waste technologies for the International Solid Waste Association to assist decision makers in countries opening up to energy from waste.
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.
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.
Steve has over 20 years' experience in senior management roles within the Australian waste management industry, more recently at Transpacific Cleanaway where he was General Manager of the Industrial Services division.
In this role, Steve identified and implemented best practice global technology to the mining, petrochemical and manufacturing industries throughout Australia and South East Asia.
Steve also has significant experience in working with State and Local Governments to facilitate long term environmental and socially acceptable waste management practices.
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.