The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has appointed six new directors to its board for a two-year term, as well as a new chairperson.

The new ARENA directors include: Martijn Wilder AM, Susan Jeanes, Meg McDonald, Dr Katherine Woodthorpe, Maria Atkinson AM and Jonathan Jutsen.

Mr Wilder has also been appointed as the new ARENA Chair.

ARENA’s board is a skills based decision making body, responsible for recommending the agency’s annual general funding strategy to the minister, setting detailed investment priorities, overseeing the running of the organisation and approving project funding.

ARENA CEO, Ivor Frischknech, welcomed the appointment of the new board directors, saying that he and the rest of the agency’s team are looking forward to working with them.

In welcoming the incoming ARENA directors, Mr Frischknecht also thanked those directors whose terms ended in 2016.

“ARENA is indebted to all former directors for their dedication, knowledge, and guidance during the agency’s formative years,” Mr Frischknecht said.

“We are excited about continuing to play a pivotal role in fostering the development and deployment of renewable energy, and will build on our portfolio of over 200 projects by continuing to assess high-value project proposals in our existing funding pipeline.”

Jessica Dickers is an experienced journalist, editor and content creator who is currently the Editor of Utility’s sister publication, Infrastructure. With a strong writing background, Jessica has experience in journalism, editing, print production, content marketing, event program creation, PR and editorial management. Her favourite part of her role as editor is collaborating with the sector to put together the best industry-leading content for the audience.

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