Narelle Brown, Community Development Office, NSW Energy & Water Ombudsman

Narelle has been with the Energy, Water Ombudsman for more than 5 years delivering presentations to community workers, consumers and participating in forums and conferences across NSW. She is qualified in Dispute Resolution and has a background in financial counselling. Prior to working at EWON Narelle set up an energy hardship program for a large NSW energy retailer and understands both the difficulties experienced by vulnerable customers and the need for energy education to assist clients to successfully manage their energy and water costs.


Julian Freed, Lighting Consultant, Office of Environment & Heritage


Ryan McCarthy, Energy Efficiency Consultant, Steplight

Ryan is a Photovoltaic and Solar Energy Engineer and an energy efficiency expert. He has worked with a number sustainability consultancies, delivering advice to both individuals and organisations to assess their carbon footprint and implement cost-effective changes that yield financial and environmental savings. Ryan is a Founder and Director of Steplight.


Anoop Gupta, Energy Efficiency Consultant, Steplight

Anoop is a Renewable Energy Engineer, an experienced business manager and an energy efficiency expert. He has managed several businesses at executive level and delivered services to a broad range of local and international clients, including aid agencies, community organisations and commercial enterprises. Anoop is a Director of Steplight, one of Australia’s leading energy efficiency education organisations.