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Stephen Schuck Bioenergy Australia managerMANAGER - Steve Schuck PhD, MBA

Stephen Schuck has been the Bioenergy Australia Manager since mid 1997. Steve's background has been mainly in the electricity supply industry with experience in the construction industry and in consulting.

Steve graduated with a B.Sc(Engineering) cum laude in Electrical Engineering in 1974. His other academic qualifications are a Graduate Diploma in Engineering, a Graduate Diploma of Management (Technology Management), an M.Sc(Engineering), a PhD and an MBA (Technology Management).

He commenced his career at ESKOM in South Africa before taking up employment with Pacific Power in 1980, where he worked in a variety of engineering and management positions until taking up a senior management post in private industry in 1996. In 1997 he started his own consultancy, Stephen Schuck and Associates, in which he specialises in sustainable energy sources. He spends most of his time managing the Bioenergy Australia.

Steve's interests are in all forms of new and alternative energy sources, with his current assignment as Bioenergy Australia Manager providing the opportunity for fostering the development of biomass and biomass energy. Other areas of expertise lie in strategic and business planning, project development and technology assessment.

Steve is married with two adult sons. His hobbies are golf, sculpture and spending time with his family.

Steve can be contacted at: ceo@bioenergyaustralia.org

 

COMMUNICATION & MARKETING OFFICER - Connie Crookshanks MSc, BSc (Hon)Connie - photo

Connie Crookshanks joined Bioenergy Australia in July 2014.  Connie’s background is in environmental and energy consulting with experience in the UK, New Zealand and Australia.

Connie graduated with a BSc (Environmental Chemistry) from the University of Edinburgh in 1991 and with an MSc (Environmental Engineering) in 1993 from Imperial College, University of London. 

Connie’s career began in the nuclear sector where she worked on UK and European programs modelling the deep disposal of radioactive waste.  From there she moved into energy policy and environmental reporting.  In New Zealand Connie worked at both the New Zealand Government’s Ministry for the Environment (MfE) and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).  She has worked extensively with industry associations in New Zealand including the Energy Management Association of New Zealand (‘EMANZ’), the New Zealand Geothermal Association (‘NZGA’) and the Bioenergy Association of New Zealand (‘BANZ’).  At BANZ she has a variety of roles and has worked closely with the EO to develop resources and provide services to association members. In Australia, Connie has continued her work for BANZ but has also held roles in the Queensland Government Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP) (in business sustainability) and at the Queensland Government Department for Energy and Water Supply (DEWS) (in electricity pricing).

Connie is married with two young children. She is a volunteer with Churches of Christ Care in Queensland where she provides support to seniors on electricity bills and on general energy efficiency issues.  She enjoys renovating old furniture.  Contact Connie at connie_crookshanks@hotmail.com.