Meet The Board
Zane D’Mello runs Transition Management, an organisational development, management and community projects consultancy. He has provided services to a wide array of Non-Government, Government and private organisations across WA since 2009. He has a keen interest in startups and entrepreneurship.
Prior to this he worked in and managed various non-profit organisations for a period of 15 years.
His education qualification is Doctor of Business Administration (Information Systems).
One of his current roles is Building Manager at Geraldton Lotteries House (GLH) is very rewarding. GLH is responsible for housing 9 non-profit organisations that are keen to reduce their carbon footprint, thus GLH were one of the first local organisations to install Geraldton Community Energy’s solar panels.
He has previously been a board member of Western Australian Council of Social Service, Federation of Community Legal Centres, Mid West Sports Federation, Mid West and Gascoyne Regional Human Services Managers Group and Geraldton Grammar School.
Zane is a keen cyclist and adventurer and has lived in Geraldton since 1972.
Having grown up in the Hills of Perth I moved to Geraldton in 2004. Having initially followed my Father into a career in Agriculture I spent 10 years with the Dept. of Ag and then varying other roles before taking on a State Manager role with a GPS company that provided autosteer and guidance solutions to agriculture. After this role, I was given an opportunity to move into the financial sector and took on an Executive Relationship Manager position with the Commonwealth bank. After about a year was offered the opportunity to become the Regional Manager in Geraldton for the CBA and remained with the bank for around 4 years.
Since leaving the banking sector in 2012 I have been the CEO at the Panaceum Group which is a large multidiscipline medical practice in Geraldton and now also Karratha.
Over the last 10 years I have been privileged to be President of the Midwest Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the Pilbara Chronic Conditions Group, Chair of Goldhealth Trustees, as well as now being involved as Chair for Geraldton Community Energy
I am looking forward to growing GCE and it becoming a key supplier of energy in the Midwest which in turn will see savings in energy costs for our community as well as leading the push towards cleaner energy and climate change.
My name is Todd West and I am CEO of Glass Co WA, a local Midwest Glass and Aluminium business that travels throughout the North West of WA. I have recently completed a 6 year period on the board of Mid West Development Commission (3 years as Chairman). During that time I have been working hard with key stakeholders in the Energy market to help steer the Midwest into the future of renewable energy. I am extremely passionate about the prospects the region has in this space with it’s amazing list of renewable natural assets. Being on the board of GCE in this stage is an exciting prospect as we move towards are more sustainable future.
Executive Director Behind the Meter Energy & GENiUX Energy & Director/Principal – Peak Consultants. Mark has 45-year of experience in Electrical Power Generation & Distribution engineering. Design & project management with a demonstrated history of working in Engineering, Energy, Sustainability, Renewable Energy. Procurement & Project Implementation, including the design of PV, energy storage and stand-alone power systems. Has been the key driving force in developing Behind the Meter Energy to be one of the leading commercial solar and energy solutions suppliers in the Mid-West
Passionate about developing local sustainable/renewable energy opportunities for local people in the Mid-West.
Sian Crudeli is a senior accountant at AMD Chartered Accountants with over 10 years of experience in commerce and public practice. She graduated from UWA with a Bachelor of Commerce and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. She is also a director of Geraldton Electrical Services Pty Ltd and the treasurer of the Geraldton Hockey Association (Inc).
Sian’s concern for climate change led her to become a board member of Geraldton Community Energy as she sees it as an opportunity for the local community to become a leader in the sustainable generation of cheaper, more reliable energy. Sian is also passionate about giving back to the local community and investing locally to create more opportunities that aligns with the community model of GCE.
Business Development Manager
Paul Pollard is the Business Development Manager for Geraldton Community Energy and the Sales Manager for the GCE’s Electricity retailer, Clear Energy. With over 11 years in the Midwest and Gascoyne regions, he has a passion for sustainable development and connecting people. Paul volunteers as the President of the Midwest Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Vice-Chair of Progress Midwest, both associations are designed to develop and engage local business and industry to fulfil the needs of the community. As a part-time mortgage broker and former business banker, he understands the challenges regional locations have when it comes to resources and basic services metropolitan areas take for granted.