Deloitte bolsters renewable energy, clean-tech and innovative technologies capability with new partner
8 June 2018: Deloitte financial advisory has appointed renewable energy and clean technology specialist John O’Brien as a renewable energies partner within the firm’s energy, resources & industrials group.
John has over 20 years’ experience in the Australian energy sector advising governments in Australia, Korea and China, industrial leaders in the water, oil and gas and energy sectors on clean energy and technology innovators bringing the next generation of clean technology solutions to market.
Before basing himself in Adelaide, John’s career included oil and gas and engineering roles in Scotland, London and Syria. In Australia he joined what would become Origin Energy where he worked in national strategic development, M&A and corporate investment positions.
In 2007, John founded and established Australian CleanTech, a strategic and corporate advisory firm with a primary focus on energy and environmental sector technologies, projects and programs.
Deloitte energy, resources & industrials national lead, Michael Rath said: “John is a respected leader in his field, helping organisations and governments manage the risks and seize the opportunities from the disruption as we transition to a low carbon economy. We’re delighted to welcome him to the team and to significantly strengthen our capability in this renewable energy, sustainability and clean technology space advising clients as they navigate the pace and scale of change throughout all areas of their business.”
David McCarthy, Deloitte managing partner financial advisory, said: “The combination of a changing regulatory environment, investor focus and emerging technologies is presenting both enormous challenges and opportunities for any company that provides or uses energy. Deloitte works with its clients to help them navigate these difficult waters and John’s addition to the team will allow us to further deliver on this commitment.”
John O’Brien added: “I am thrilled to be joining Deloitte as it will enable the scale up of my work to create more value for more clients and ultimately smooth and accelerate Australia’s transition to a prosperous, low carbon economy.”
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