Morris Zhou is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of MAONENG Group. He previously established the Australian subsidiary of Zhenfa New Energy Science & Technology Co., Ltd, a solar PV development and EPC company originating from China as the Managing Director for Australian since 2010 to 2016.
Having over 10 years of experience in international business, and fluent in both English and Chinese, he is responsible for the group’s overarching growth strategy and bridging the need between Chinese capital and International opportunities.
His enduring success is the demonstration of his ability to channel and assemble resources from around the globe to deploy pinpoint strategies that target the hearts of each market segment.
Qiao is co-founder and Vice President of MAONENG Group. He previously co-founded the Australian subsidiary of Zhenfa New Energy, a solar PV development and EPC Company originating from China, as the General Manager for operations from 2010 to 2016.
Having had extensive experience in construction, risk and negotiations, he is responsible for the overarching investment strategy, execution and delivery of renewable energy assets for the group.
Qiao holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Masters in Sustainable Processing and Masters of Business Administration from Macquarie Graduate School of Management.
Before co-founding Maoneng, Milton was previously a director of the Australian subsidiary of Zhenfa New Energy Science & Technology Co., Ltd, strategically planning and executing the exponential growth from 2010 to 2016.
Throughout the years, Milton has been successfully involved in the ever-evolving global Solar PV sector by bridging China and Australia, with his dedication and not-wavering through countless boom and bust cycles. This was all whilst transforming numerous solar business start-ups, by bringing them from zero to success.
Milton Zhou holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce - Marketing, and is currently undertaking his MBA at MGSM.
Patrick’s solar career began in 2010, when he started as a sales representative at a solar retailer. When this solar retailer merged with Zhenfa in 2012, he worked there for 4 years in various roles; sales consultant, business development manager, regional manager.
Throughout his 4 year career in Zhenfa, Patrick was able to accomplish top sales every year.
He also helped the company setup its logistics, business plans & sales strategies. Patrick holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting from university of Macquarie.
Kevin joined MAONENG in 2016 and is responsible for overseeing the group’s overarching investment strategy, conducting financial valuation and arranging project finance.
He previously worked as part of the Infrastructure. Utilities and Renewables team at Macquarie Capital having advised on infrastructure transactions totally over S40 billion in enterprise value.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Commerce/Law degree from the University of New South Wales, majoring in Finance. His work is driven by his belief that we need to accelerate the world’s transition towards a sustainable energy future.
Michael joined Maoneng in 2017 with previous experience as a systems engineering manager at Knorr-Bremse Australia, with more than 8 years of experience in systems design, project & resource management, testing and commissioning, operations, FMECA, O&M and RAMS.
Michael also brings with him years of experience navigating and leading teams through changing business environment. He is responsible for the day-to-day operation of Mugga Lane Solar Park, project execution of Sunraysia Solar Farm and Maoneng’s development pipeline projects, including resource management of external contractors and advisers.
Frankie has had substantial experience in finance operation, system implementation and internal audit. Frankie set up the finance operation for Mugga Lane Solar Park and Sunraysia Solar Farm.
He graduated from Essex University UK with a BA(Hons) degree in Accounting, Finance and Economics, obtained a Master of Applied Finance from UWS and holds professional qualifications of FCCA, FCPA, HKICPA, ACIS and FLMI.
Antonia joined MAONENG in 2018 and is responsible for overseeing the group’s commercial and legal operations, including developing and implementing the group’s commercial strategy, contractual management and compliance management.
She previously worked in the Global Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance team at top tier global law firm Linklaters LLP in London advising major global energy companies in both M&A and Project Finance. Whilst at Linklaters, she went on secondment to Allens in Australia where she worked in both the M&A and the Energy and Infrastructure Projects team.
Antonia holds a Bachelor of Arts from Kings College London and is a qualified Solicitor in England and Wales.
With over 10 years’ experience across many industries, Steve is a strategic and delivery focused executive.
His responsibility covers Maoneng’s group wide Information Technology strategy formulation, systems architecture and security, technology selection, target operating model design and program execution.
He holds professional qualifications in IT management, strategy and project management.
Alex has 14 years experience conceptualising and executing end-to-end digital marketing strategies for top-level start-ups in Paris, San Francisco and Sydney.
His responsibilities covers the development and execution of Maoneng’s group marketing and PR strategies and campaigns. Alex holds two degrees in Marketing and Business from CREA Genève in Switzerland.
Paul is an electrical engineer with significant experience in energy management, metering, remote monitoring systems, telecommunications networks, SCADA, facility management, asset management and contractor management.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical), Diploma of Advanced Studies (Electrical Engineering of Wind Energy Systems), Graduate Diploma of Management and Master of Environmental Management.
Peter has substantial project management experience in the industries of manufacturing, retail, hospitality, education, construction, technology, logistics and publishing.
He has managed small businesses to large multi-million dollar companies with over 50 direct reports. He graduated from Macquarie University with a double degree in commerce and applied finance.
Coming from a chartered background, Aaron has had experience in taxation, external financial audit and substantial commercial experience in the industry of legal and manufacturing.
Graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney with MPA degree and is an ASA of CPA, Aaron is currently assisting the financial controller in finance operations.
Yuchao comes from a Big 4 consulting firm background and has advised on renewable energy and infrastructure PPP projects.
His specialty lies in project finance including, equity and debt structuring, financial modelling and valuation. Yuchao is a CFA Charter holder.
He also holds Master of Accounting, Bachelor of Law (China), Diploma in Law (Australia). He speaks Mandarin and Japanese.
Chen has over 10 years’ experience in software and electrical systems design and engineering and is responsible for creating and integrating market and system models, for the simulation and forecasting of the energy market.
Chen studied a Masters in Power System Electrical Engineering at UNSW, and holds a double degree in Mechatronics Engineering (1st Class Honours) and MedSc from USyd. Certification from Stanford and DeepLearning.ai on machine learning and deep learning.