Meet the team

International Head of CDM Projects
Senior Executive Supply Distribution & Logistics
CDM Expert - Consultant
Anil Bhatta
Alec Robinson
Chris Tierney

As a founding member, Chris is responsible for leading business services across Cool nrg as well as a standing attendee at Cool nrg board meetings. Prior to joining Easy Being Green and Cool nrg, Chris spent 25 years with BP. Highlights of his time with BP included Board membership and a central managerial role in the set-up and early operation of the BP/Caltex Lubricants Manufacturing joint venture in Australasia.

Joining Cool nrg in 2008, Alec has been involved in five of Cool nrg’s major projects spanning the UK, Australia and Mexico. Key responsibilities have been in strategic product choice, negotiating our commercial arrangements with both major global corporations and local partners, as well as designing and managing the implementation of the operational aspects of projects.

After working with Cool nrg Anil established his consulting company and continues to work as part of the Cool nrg team on particular projects.  He has significant experience in transfer of clean energy technologies in developing countries and has led the development of many CDM projects including PoAs.

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Nic is a CEO, social entrepreneur, marketing campaign specialist and founder of Easy Being Green and Cool nrg, both of which have disrupted the energy efficiency industry. 

After emigrating from the UK to Australia in 1998, he led the Brotherhood of St Laurence, a leader in the fight against poverty. His work earned him an Australian Centenary Medal.


Nic is a frequent speaker on prestigious international platforms, one of the first 30 Schwab social entrepreneurs and author of the book The End Of Charity.

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Exective Chairman
Monique Conheady

A marketer and social entrepreneur, Monique founded Flexicar. She sold Flexicar to Hertz car rental and then lead Hertz' ANZ marketing team. She has been named a Victorian Telstra Businesswoman of the Year. 

As the founder of a transport disrupter she is now the Victorian Taxi Services Commissioner, and also a board member of the Victorian Environmental Protection Agency and Responsible Gambling Foundation. She also Chairs the Moreland Energy Foundation, which is acknowledged as a leader in community-based energy initiatives.

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Emma Jenkin

Cool nrg Commodity trader, investment banker and worked on Coolnrg campaigns. While working for UBS,

Emma raised over $2bn of IPO capital and managed a $1bn commodity book that included complex derivatives. Emma has worked in environmental markets assessing carbon prices, raising funds for carbon projects and creating carbon credits. 

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Cool nrg Solar expert, founder of Energy Matters and worked on Coolnrg campaigns Nick is now facilitating

some of the country’s largest commercial and industrial solar plants. 


Cool nrg Digital expert with over 16 years experience driving industry-leading customer experiences and

strategies Ally has transformed the digital sales, service and engagement channels for large B2C brands like Medibank, as well as leading product innovation teams at successful start- ups. 

Ally Akbarzadeh 
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Andrew Laing

An Executive Director of Easy Being Green from early 2004 until April 2007, he assisted in the formation of Cool nrg.

Andrew now advises drawing from his experience in financial control, major joint venture projects and cultural change.

Matthew Slatter

Matthew Slatter provides business advice to the Cool nrg team from his base in London.

His experience in the financial services sector spans 25 years, markets on three continents and a range of specialisms including investment banking, commercial banking, retail banking, life insurance and funds management.