ABOUT THE EVENT
Join us ONLINE for the ATMOsphere Australia 2020 virtual conference on 28th July. Get ready to enjoy one day with leading experts from around the world.
Now more than ever it’s the time to make a cooler and more sustainable future together!
Throughout the day our fellow though leaders, partners, end users, contractors, manufacturers, experts and industry visionaries will discuss how together we can address challenges and build a cooler and more sustainable future.
Tuesday, 28 July, 2020
Vince Audino has over 16 years’ experience in Senior Management & Sales positions within the New Zealand Commercial Refrigeration marketplace, representing world renowned brands Arneg and EPTA.
Over the past 8 years Vince has overseen the emergence of FONKO as a successful Commercial HVAC and Refrigeration Company with branches in Auckland and Wellington, looking after National Supermarket brands New World, Pak’n Save, Countdown and Fresh Choice for both Mechanical HVAC and Environmentally Friendly Trans-Critical CO2 Refrigeration Systems
Managing Director, AJ Baker
Mike Baker is a University qualified Mechanical Engineer with a wealth of experience in the refrigeration and power industries. Mike held a position at Western Power for 14 years prior to joining AJ Baker & Sons in 2004 Mike oversees the national branch network and directly manages the two West Australian Branches.
Michael is the CEO of the Minus40 Group of companies, which includes the exciting new IoT startup company, Metis Monitoring, providing cutting edge remote monitoring and predictive fault detection technology to the refrigeration and air-conditioning industries. The Minus40 Group also includes the established refrigeration consulting firm Minus40 Engineers, well known for their services in the refrigeration and air-conditioning sector. Michael is a frequent public speaker and educator in these and related areas and recently conducted a series of Refrigeration Masterclasses in Victoria. Minus40 has helped many companies across Australia reduce their energy bills by improving the energy efficiency of their existing heating and cooling systems, and advises companies on the best technical and commercial options for new installations.
Founder & Climate Solutions Advocate, Drawdown Australia
Gene Blackley is an advocate for regenerating a socially equitable and environmentally sustainable world. As a climate leader promoting Project Drawdown in Australia, he inspires audiences with hope, courage and belief that humanity can overcome it’s greatest ever challenge by accelerating a framework of existing climate solutions that can achieve net zero emissions worldwide well before 2050.
Gene promotes an inspiring vision for Australian to thrive in our future negative-emissions world, by embracing the extraordinary opportunities for Australia to be an economic superpower with a renewable-powered circular economy.
Sustainability Consultant, Northrop Consulting Engineers
Chris Buntine is an experienced sustainability consultant and Sustainability Manager with Northrop Consulting Engineers. In response to the climate emergency he seeks opportunities through his work in the built environment to make one planet living desirable and regeneration business as usual. Chris brings people together within projects and industry groups to drive transformation, foster innovation and create shared value. He has been a leading collaborator and facilitator of the Melbourne Living Building Collaborative and Engineers Declare.
Marc Chasserot is a specialist in natural refrigeration with over 15 years of experience in the HVAC&R sector, starting as the Marketing Manager for the Norsk Hydro business unit specialised in CO2 transcritical refrigeration and heating. He worked closely with several Japanese manufacturers selling the market innovative “CO2 Ecocute heatpumps”.
In 2006 Marc founded the industry leading website for CO2 cooling and heating experts worldwide, called www.R744.com. This was followed by three additional industry resources for hydrocarbons, water and ammonia (namely: www.hydrocarbons21.com, www.R718.com and www.ammonia21.com).
Marc is co-founder and CEO of shecco, an independent market development company specialised in bringing Natural Refrigerants ‘faster to market’, working with numerous companies worldwide. Marc has chaired and organised several international workshops bringing together leading policy and industry experts to discuss ‘how to bring natural refrigerants’ faster to market, known as ‘ATMOsphere’. He is also an active member of ASHRAE.
Founder & Managing Director, EcoChill and Cold Energy Technology Group
Trade qualified Matthew held numerous senior roles before founding Technicool refrigeration and the New Zealand agency for Arneg SPA – Arneg New Zealand. After seeing the opportunity to lead development in natural refrigerant technology Matthew established EcoChill, which for over 20 years has delivered highly efficient and sustainable systems to become trusted advisors to companies such as Fonterra, Turners & Growers and Foodstuffs.
EcoChill’s commitment to natural refrigerant solutions has seen them lead the development of Hydrocarbon systems in New Zealand and deliver many technology installation firsts, including NZ’s first transcritical CO2 system, first waterloop system, first CO2 parallel compression installation and New Zealand’s largest cooling Hydrocarbon system solution.
Matthew oversaw the merger of RACCA & HVAC Contractors to form the industry body Climate Controls Companies Association of New Zealand in 2011 and has advised on regulatory and compliance considerations for national change programs such as the HFC phase down and the current industry licensing regime. He is committed to developing quality and professionalism within the industry and supporting New Zealand to deliver clean, sustainable cooling.
Sales Engineer, Patton NZ
As one of only seven New Zealand women with the HVAC&R qualification, Megan Dinsdale-Jones has over 12 years in the industry. After completing her apprenticeship, she began working in supermarket refrigeration for a reputable company, and then furthered her experience with another large supermarket supplier, working with transcritical CO2 refrigeration, commissioning supermarket racks and gaining valuable hands on experience with controls and different systems. This included carrying out usual service-tech duties, as well as fully commissioning transcritical CO2 plants, cabinets and controllers, including RDM, Emerson and Carel. In 2020, Megan moved on to become a sales engineer with Patton Refrigeration in Auckland. Megan also has recently decided to add to her work load by studying towards a Bachelor of Business via Massey University New Zealand.
Chief Operating Officer & Head of APAC, shecco
Jan holds a Doctor of Engineering degree in System Design from Hosei University in Tokyo and a Master’s degree from the Czech Technical University in Prague. During his studies, and research undertaken in the USA, Europe and Japan, Jan has centered his academic focus on environmental technologies and marketing strategies. Having lived in Japan for over 13 years, Jan communicates fluently in Japanese and has a rich experience cooperating with Japanese industry. Jan is currently based in Tokyo, responsible for business/market development activities and monitoring Asian markets on behalf of shecco Japan. He is also the global COO for shecco Group.
Founder Coordinator Engineers Declare
Jane is an engineer and business ecologist who’s on a mission to help people become more fulfilled while changing the way we live, work and consume. She is radically optimistic that the tidal wave of change create through individuals will regenerate our communities and the planet. She believes in the opportunity the corporate world has to lead, accelerate and ultimately benefit from a shift to a sustainable future where we are all contributing to healing the planet. With her strength in sense making Jane meets clients and collaborators where they are at, coaches them to take ownership of where they are, on their journey toward making greater contribution, and stands alongside asking difficult questions and providing external perspective as they progress. As a contributing author to the UNDRR Global Assessment Report she is collating leading practice in how to identify and generate awareness of the intersection of systemic risks and most importantly case studies of how to take effective action.
Manager | Business Development & Transactions, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
Peter is currently Manager in the Business Development & Transactions team at ARENA with a specific focus on supporting industry to reduce emissions.
Throughout his career spanning over 30 years, Peter has supported business to identify the opportunities in the transition to a low carbon economy. He has worked in consulting and corporate positions across the manufacturing, transport and energy sectors.
General Manager – Commercial Sales & South Africa, Seeley International
Having worked in the HVAC industry for over 25 years, Michael has held senior management positions with operational, engineering and sales responsibilities with a number of major companies in the mechanical and industrial HVAC market.
Within the industry Michael has worked in government and private enterprise across a broad range of industry sectors including building maintenance and system design through to air conditioning manufacturing.
Skilled in the sales, marketing and engineering of energy efficient HVAC solutions he has a strong focus on peak cooling demand reduction and energy efficiency.
Michael is employed by Seeley International as General Manager of Commercial Sales, Australia’s largest air conditioning manufacturer and a global leader in the development of ingenious,
energy efficient heating and cooling products.
Senior Engineer, Arneg Oceania
Naimul Islam is senior engineer of Arneg Oceania Pty Ltd. He has 34 years of comprehensive technical, R & D and management experience in diversified engineering fields specializing in commercial refrigeration manufacturing, renewable energy, energy auditing, power plant, regulatory compliance etc. who thrives in challenging and changing environments. Naimul Islam has completed his Bachelor of engineering in Electrical and Master of engineering in Energy Technology. His accreditation further extends to energy assessor (NABERS) by Department of Environment, Climate Change & Water, Australia. He is an international energy & refrigeration system consultant for United Nation Development Program (UNDP) and World Bank. He has participated several international conferences as speaker. Some of his innovative projects have been broadcasted in multi-media such as daily Newspaper, TV News etc. He is an active member of IEAust, IEEE & AIRAH.
Managing Director, Highlands GeoExchange
Richard is a leading specialist in geothermal heating and cooling systems. His business, Highlands GeoExchange, offers environmentally sustainable heating, cooling and hot water solutions for residential and commercial applications in the Southern Highlands and Southern NSW region. Richard is passionate about the promotion of energy efficiency and sustainability in the HVAC industry. With savings of up to 70% on a home’s energy bills, geothermal heating and cooling is quickly becoming a popular alternative to conventional HVAC systems in Australia and Richard is at the forefront of the industry. He’s been involved in the plumbing and construction industry since 1986 and brings a wealth of practical experience to residential and commercial HVAC installations.
Senior Project Manager (Cities & Policy), ClimateWorks
Michael manages projects with a focus on reducing carbon emissions from cities, encompassing buildings, infrastructure, transport and energy sectors. Michael has strong stakeholder engagement and communication skills with a proven track record in translating research into sustainability advice for business and government. He managed the technical analysis, stakeholder facilitation, content delivery and publication of Built to Perform, a landmark initiative led by ClimateWorks and the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council to strengthen minimum energy standards for new buildings. Prior to joining ClimateWorks, Michael worked as a sustainability consultant at global integrated services firm AECOM.
Michael Li holds Bachelor’s degrees in engineering and science from the University of Melbourne and a Master’s degree in sustainable development from the University of Cambridge. In 2014 Michael was recognised by collaborative sustainability community 2degrees as one of the global “Top 25 Under 25s” transforming the world of sustainable business, and he was named Young Energy Efficiency Professional 2018 at the National Energy Efficiency Awards.
Frick Sabroe Product SpecialistIndustrial Refrigeration, Johnson Controls Industrial
Graeme Marr has now been working for Johnson Controls Australia for 15 years and currently holds the position of Frick / Sabroe Product Specialist for Industrial Refrigeration Australia and New Zealand.
Mr. Marr gained valuable experience in various roles within the IR industry working in the Middle East in the Fishing Industry then in the UK as a Senior Commissioning Engineer and later as a Refrigeration Manager for a Dairy Company before joining Johnson Control in Australia.
Prior to joining the Industrial Refrigeration team, Mr. Marr spent the previous 9 years in the Building Automation team. Mr. Marr has extensive knowledge of both Frick and Sabroe industrial refrigeration packages and integrating these products into the plant Automation system.
Sustainable Energy Finance Specialist, BASE – Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy
Thomas is a sustainable energy finance specialist with experience in South America and the Caribbean, Asia and Africa. Thomas holds a MSc. in Mechanical Engineering and an executive certificate in Sustainable Finance, and has experience designing, developing and implementing public and private finance mechanisms for sustainable energy projects. Currently Thomas is leading the global Cooling as a Service Initiative aiming to develop and scale up the use of servitisation business models for the refrigeration and air-conditioning sector, transferring physical energy assets into services.
Technical Sales Engineer Industrial Refrigeration, Johnson Controls Industrial
Rob Paul has now been working for Johnson Controls Australia for 13 months and currently holds the position of Technical Sales Engineer for Industrial Refrigeration. Prior to joining Johnson Controls, Mr. Paul spent the previous 13 years employed by Process Group/SUEZ Oil & Gas Systems in the role of Senior Process / Proposal Engineer. This entailed process design, equipment sizing, cost estimation and proposal compilation for clients in the Oil and Gas Industry.
Senior Industry Fellow, RMIT University
Alan Pears AM has worked on clean energy and climate policy for four decades. His activities span all sectors of the economy, and include policy and program development, education and site level projects. He is a Senior Industry Fellow at RMIT University and a fellow at Melbourne University’s Climate and Energy College. Over the past few years he has worked with the Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity on industrial innovation, with a focus on process heat and high temperature heat pumps.
Senior Manager Sales Asia Pacific, Embraco
With large experience in a multicultural environment in Asia-Pacific, Esequias holds ability to manage the development and implementation of global products and processes. Background in R&D, Quality, Sales and Finance areas. Graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Universidade Estadual de Santa Catarina (UDESC), he has also an International MBA from Peking University & Vlerick Business School – Leuvent-Belgium and Master in Global Finance from Peking University and Fordham University of NY-USA. Currently he is Sales Senior Manager for Asia-Pacific at Nidec Global Appliance, where he is responsible for the Embraco portfolio for the region.
Professor, University of Birmingham
Co-inventor of Liquid Air Energy Storage and joint lead on the original Doing Cold Smarter Policy Commission, Toby leads much of the new system-level approaches around the role “clean cold” has to play in emerging market transformation. He is also a consultant to the World Bank and Sustainable Energy for All (Cooling for All) and sits on the Technical Advisory Panel for the Global Cooling Prize.
Managing Director & Owner, CyberChill
Craig is a qualified Refrigeration Engineer who has grown up in the refrigeration manufacturing industry. Working alongside his father in the early 80’s, he’s done everything from fitting compressors on the production line to managing foreign sales and manufacturing subsidiaries. He has operated extensively in Africa, Asia, UK, Europe, Middle East & Australasia supplying refrigeration solutions to some of the most prestigious kitchens around the world.
CyberChill Precision Refrigeration is an independent manufacturer of commercial refrigeration for the foodservice industry. The company offers customers an extensive and adaptable product range, built to the highest quality, at the best possible price and backed by unrivalled customer service. CyberChill Precision Refrigeration are designed & engineered in England but built for Australian conditions.
Business Development Manager AU/NZ, shecco
Caroline actively promotes innovative natural refrigerant solutions in the heating, cooling and refrigeration sectors. Caroline has over 20 years’ experience in sales, marketing and strategic management and has worked for global leaders in the safety, gas emission control, energy supplier and refrigerants businesses in France and Asia Pacific. Her previous role involved the launch of carbon dioxyde as a refrigerant in Australia and
New Zealand. Caroline holds a Phd in Chemistry, a master in Engineering Measurement Systems and a MBA Business and Marketing.
Chief Executive Officer, Green Building Council of Australia
Davina Rooney has led the Green Building Council of Australia since June 2019.
Davina is a property professional with a broad range of sustainability experience, from environmental projects, not-for profit boards and overseas community development work, spending 8 months working in the Indian Himalayas on the construction of a school which won multiple international awards.
Career highlights include a decade at Stockland which was a global leader in sustainability and therefore understands how the GBCA’s global leadership translates into real-world outcomes. Stockland was recognised in 2016 and 2018 simultaneously holding the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Global Property leader, GRESB Global leader (Retail/Office) and recognised on the CDP Leaders A-list.
Davina has been recognised by industry awards including NAWIC NSW Sustainability 2016, PCA 2014 Future Leaders Award and Sydney University Engineering Young Alumni Award.
Country Leader, Integrated Technologies – Digital Solutions, Johnson Controls
Ura has been working in the Technical Services Industry servicing clients in the commercial and industrial sectors since 2000. She’s worked for global technology manufacturers like McQuay in Dubai, Trane (Dalkia) and Johnson Controls in Australia. She also has worked in the sustainability sector to gain a more holistic understanding of building management and energy efficiency.
Ura currently is the Country Leader, Integrated Technologies, Digital Solutions at Johnson Controls. She’s responsible for leading a team to facilitate the digital transformation of Johnson Controls’ existing and future client asset base across Australia and New Zealand.
Ura has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in management from Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM). She’s also a board director of the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH).“
Group Energy & Resource Manager, Woolworths Group
Michael joined Australia’s leading food retailer in 2013 and is responsible for managing the energy and resource recovery teams within Woolworths portfolio of +2,500 sites. This includes the full cycle of energy contracting, energy optimisation, waste and cardboard recycling and a multitude of sustainability related initiatives within the Group. The ecosystem within Woolworths sees him working with internal engineering and technical field teams towards reducing the company’s carbon emissions as part of their sustainability commitments which include transitioning towards natural refrigerants across their fleet of stores.
With over 20 years experience in most facets of the energy industry, Michael has broad experience gained through multiple roles in sales, customer service, business improvement and technical disciplines for two of Australia’s largest energy retailers.