Leadership Team

Morris Zhou
Co-Founder, Group Chairman & CEO

Morris Zhou

Co-Founder, Group Chairman & CEO

Morris Zhou

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 Nan Han
Co-Founder, Group Vice President

Qiao Nan Han

Co-Founder, Group Vice President

Qiao Nan Han

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.

Milton Zhou
Co-Founder & Special Advisor

Milton Zhou

Co-Founder & Special Advisor

Milton Zhou

Before co-founding Maoneng, Milton was a director of the Australian subsidiary of Zhenfa New Energy Science & Technology Co. 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 best cycles. This was all whilst transforming numerous solar business start-ups, by bringing them from zero to success. Milton holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce - Marketing, and is currently undertaking his MBA at MGSM.
Patrick Zhu
Co-Founder, Managing Director Philippines

Patrick Zhu

Co-Founder, Managing Director Philippines

Patrick Zhu

Gavin Chen
Group Financial Controller

Gavin Chen

Group Financial Controller

Gavin Chen

Gavin comes from auditing background having worked for multinational companies and Deloitte. He has substantial experience in leading international finance teams over $50 billion revenue. He is also experienced in local compliance regulations, tax, treasury and legal procedures.

His specialty lies in providing board-level support on business management and development both on strategic and operational levels. Gavin holds a Master of Commerce (Accounting major) from UNSW

Ashleigh Antflick
Director, Finance and Risk

Ashleigh Antflick

Director, Finance and Risk

Ashleigh Antflick

Allison Hawke
Director, Renewables Development

Allison Hawke

Director, Renewables Development

Allison Hawke

Michael Tran
Director, Engineering

Michael Tran

Director, Engineering

Michael Tran

Michael has more than 12 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 in managing contractors and leading teams through changing business environment. He is responsible for all engineering decisions made for the business and the day-to-day operation of Maoneng’s operational assets (Mugga Lane Solar Park & Sunraysia Solar Farm), resource management of external contractors and advisers, and contract negotiations for EPC and Non-Contestable and Contestable works of Solar and BESS projects in Maoneng’s development pipeline.

Michael’s past projects achievements include Australia first implementation of electro-pneumatic braking systems on freight trains at FMG, BHP, Rio Tinto, Roy Hill and a seamless rollout of automatic locomotive train driving assistance system in the Pilbara region. Since joining Maoneng in 2017, he has worked with executive team to develop more than 350MW of renewable projects and built up internal engineering resources and systems to achieve high quality and accurate assessment of grid’s network in order to strategically select the best sites to develop power generations, developed in house CAPEX EPC costs forecast strategy, developed a central OEMs database to compare equipment performance, developed project risk assessment and risk mitigation processes, increased Maoneng’s contribution to market and regulatory reform to address network challenges and forged strong relationships with NSPs and AEMO at senior and executive management level.

Michael has a combined degree in Engineering Science & Law, and a qualified trainer and supervisor under Cert IV in Training & Assessment TAE40110 & Site Mobilisation for Supervisors (BHPBWAIO 10:1).

Joe Park
General Counsel & Company Secretary

Joe Park

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Joe Park