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Energy Transition

Solving for Australia’s transition to a decarbonised economy

We are helping accelerate our clients through the energy transition and their related ESG priorities as Australia moves to a net zero economy. Our multidisciplinary and highly-skilled team works to create sustained and meaningful value, driving economic, environmental and social impact.

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Meet our Energy Transition Partners

Varya Davidson
Partner and Energy Transition Leader, ESG Strategy & Transformation

"I’m excited to lead our Energy Transition business, bringing an amazing group of people together to create long term value across ecosystems. I thrive on complex and ambiguous problems, helping clients accelerate net zero outcomes by pragmatically translating ambition to action."

Liza Maimone
Managing Partner, Chief Operating Officer & Energy Transition Executive Sponsor, ESG Strategy, Risk & Reporting

“With 27+ years in risk, governance, sustainability and climate change, I enjoy solving complex challenges and opportunities brought about by the energy transition. As Chief Operating Officer, PwC Australia, I lead PwC's sustainability strategy and am its Net Zero leader.”

Katie Barnett
Partner, Environmental Transactions

“The confluence of compelling science, the need for an extraordinary volume of private investment, bankable risk allocations and emerging technology means my role as a utility-scale renewable energy and M&A expert is replete with stimulating insights and engaging pursuits.”

Danny Bessell
Partner, Environmental Transactions

“With financial, commercial, negotiating and project management skills gained across 50+ transport infrastructure and energy transactions, I am excited to assist clients implement thoughtful solutions in an important, complex and evolving area.”

Katelyn Bonato
Partner, Climate Risk & ESG Reporting

“With a strong background in CFO Advisory coupled with ESG reporting and climate risk, I bridge the gap between CFOs and ESG teams, to unpack complex issues and frameworks and help companies navigate the vast and rapidly changing landscape.”

Kushal Chadha
Partner, Responsible Investment

“I work closely with our private capital and infrastructure fund clients to help embed ESG considerations across their investment decisions from pre-deal due diligence to post-deal ESG-led value creation.”

Jon Chadwick
Partner, ESG Strategy & Transformation

"I am inspired by the speed of change - locally, nationally and globally. Sharing cross-industry experience and understanding business models and markets, I work with clients to take impactful steps through the transition, maximising commercial opportunities and overall impact."

Guy Chandler
Partner, ESG Strategy & Transformation

"With more than 15 years across the energy industry from extractive industries through to retail, I have deep experience in information and energy transition technologies. I am excited to bring holistic solutions to our clients' most challenging energy transition issues."

Alicia Clarke
Partner, Strategy, Risk & Impact Reporting

"With increased stakeholder focus on all aspects of ESG, I work with clients to understand the impact that this is having on their business and the strategies that can be implemented to preserve and create value through sustainable transition and transparent reporting.”

Hettie Farrell
Partner, Regulatory Economics

“I bring a strategic perspective to regulatory economics, and enjoy thinking creatively about commercial opportunities in our rapidly evolving energy system for consumers, operators and investors."

Lachy Haynes
Partner, Environmental Transactions

"I have an interest in the disruptive forces that drive change in market structures. Climate change is opening up exciting opportunities. Leveraging the role of private capital in renewable energy infrastructure projects, I am excited about a low carbon and circular future.”

Nick Li
Partner, Environmental Transactions and Legal Advisory

"I bring strong commerciality and a deep understanding of the energy market to our clients. I am not afraid to dive into the commercials, the technicals, and the number crunching for the best outcome.”

Amy Lomas
Partner, Integrated Infrastructure

“I work across project development, state development policy and economic infrastructure in Western Australia. My clients' companies are looking to develop large-scale energy transition projects and need support to identify and navigate approval pathways to project development.”

Graham MacGregor
Partner, ESG Strategy & Transformation

Fiona McIntyre
Partner, Environmental Transactions

"I provide lead financial and commercial advisory services to clients in the energy, utilities and infrastructure sectors. I am a former senior banking executive with over 16 years’ experience in the energy, utilities and infrastructure sectors with a strong focus on renewables."

Chris McLean
Partner, Environmental Transactions

“I specialise in financing and funding energy transition activities, primarily through M&A and capital raising. I bring alternative perspectives to solving complex problems through technical expertise in finance, tax and law and practical experience as an asset manager and advisor.”

Damian McNair
Partner, Environmental Transactions and Legal Advisory

"I work with developers, infrastructure, superannuation and sovereign wealth funds and private equity on their investments in greenfield energy projects and the acquisition and disposition of operational assets and brownfield expansions.”

Janette O’Neill
Partner, ESG Strategy & Transformation

“I am a sustainability executive skilled at identifying risks and opportunities, reviewing materiality, developing strategy, sustainability narrative, policies and targets. I am particularly interested in integrating ESG in business.”

Clare Pope
Partner, Environmental Transactions and Legal Advisory

“I provide strategic legal advice to green and blue hydrogen projects, carbon capture and underground storage, onshore and offshore infrastructure development and foreign direct investment into Australia which will enable Australia, and the world, to decarbonise."

Florence Riviere
Partner, Environmental Transactions and Legal Advisory

“I am a land, planning and environmental lawyer with expertise in regulatory and legislative reform. A creative thinker focused on finding solutions for complex projects, I work strategically to obtain environmental and planning approvals and assemble land for clients' projects."

Gyanam Sadananda
Partner, ESG Strategy & Transformation

“I have deep experience in supply chain & procurement, advanced manufacturing and systems engineering. I look forward to the opportunities for Australia to leverage our geographical and economic advantages in the pursuit of advancing the circular economy & energy transition.”

Leigh Staines
Partner, ESG Strategy & Transformation

“With deep professional experience working in the energy and resources sector, I thrive on connecting stakeholder groups to solve problems and deliver impactful outcomes. I am excited to solve the energy transition puzzle and establish a new green economy for Australia.”

Jayde Thompson
Partner, International Tax & ESG

Danny Touma
Partner, Environmental Transactions

“With insight into the trends influencing the energy transition and how to position these in a deals context, I work with clients to acquire, divest or raise capital for their assets and ideas. I’m excited to be involved in new industries, economic and social opportunities.”

Join our community of solvers

Energy Transition is looking for more world-class solvers to join our community and make an impact.  PwC offers roles as diverse as our teams, in an inclusive and exciting place to work, as one of Australia’s leading employers. If you’re interested in being part of #TheNewEquation, we’d love to hear from you.

To find out more about careers with Energy Transition, contact Steph Alderton or express your interest here.

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