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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.