New SEA Board Announced at 2013 AGM

The Sustainable Energy Association of Australia ( held its Annual General Meeting yesterday and is pleased to announce new members on its board.

SEA welcomes two new board members, Rodney Littlejohn, Managing Director of Tersum Energy ( and Antony Piccinini of FRV Services Australia (

Rod and Antony fill board vacancies arising from the resignations of Alannah MacTiernan, the recently elected Federal Member for Perth, and Harry Porrins, a founding member of SEA.

Kelli Friar of Horizon Power and Sean Webb of UWA were re-elected to the board, and Board member Mike Laughton-Smith of Balance Services Group was elected Chairman. Ray Wills of Duda&Wills continues in his role as Deputy Chair.


We'd like to take the opportunity to thank Sean Webb for his leadership during his time as SEA Chairman, and Harry Porrins for his long-standing tenure as a member and board member of SEA. In recognition of his valuable contribution, Harry was bestowed a life membership to SEA at last night's AGM.

The new SEA board includes:
• Mike Laughton-Smith, Chief Executive, Balance Utility Solutions (Chairman)
• Ray Wills, Director, Duda&Wills (Deputy Chair)
• Carl Barrett, Group Manager, Energy & Environment, BGC (Australia)
• Regina Flugge, Senior Manager Environmental Sustainability, RAC
• Kelli Friar, Manager Strategy Implementation & Integration, Horizon Power
• Rodney Littlejohn, Managing Director, Tersum Energy
• Antony Piccinini, FRV Services Australia
• Sean Webb, Centre Manager, Centre for Microscopy Analysis & Characterisation, the University of Western Australia

Newly elected Chairman, Mike Laughton-Smith, said "I'm looking forward to the role of Chairman of SEA, and extend my sincere thanks to Sean for his significant contribution in that role as my predecessor. I believe the elected board have the right mix of skills and experience to lead the Sustainable Energy Association into the next phase of its growth."

"The Board is a strong reflection of SEA's industry membership, and we are looking forward to working closely with our CEO Kirsten Rose to continue advocating for an accelerated sustainable energy future for Australia," he continued.

"I would also like to thank outgoing board members Alannah MacTiernan and Harry Porrins for their contribution to the Association over the years, we are a stronger organisation for their involvement."

SEA acknowledges its Platinum Corporate members: Jackson McDonald and Nissan Motor Company Australia, as well as its other sponsoring Corporate members: All Energy Australia, BGC, BHP Billiton, Collgar Wind Farm, Curtin University, Duda&Wills (Green Fleet Sponsor), EnerNOC, Horizon Power, Hyperion Energy, Infinite Energy, Landfill Gas & Power, Next Power, Perth Energy (Green Fleet Sponsor), RAC (Green Fleet Sponsor), Rio Tinto, SunWise Electrics, Sustainability House, Swan Energy, The University of Western Australia, Wesfarmers Limited, and Western Power.

SEA would like to thank its members for their unwavering support over the past year, and acknowledge the contributions of our members toward our policy development and advocacy work.

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