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Gerald is a senior lawyer specialising in energy and infrastructure projects (in particular renewable energy) having worked in Australia, the UK and Germany. He has advised contractors, project sponsors, banks and procuring authorities on projects in Australia and overseas.
Gerald is an industry leader in the renewable energy sector having advised on projects in more than 20 countries both from within the industry and as a practising lawyer. He is a director of Pegasus Legal, an energy and infrastructure boutique legal practice. Most recently, Gerald has successfully closed market-leading transactions in Australia, the Philippines and Japan.
He also has substantial expertise in the transport industry, having worked on numerous rail and airport projects in the UK, Europe, India and Australia.
Other activities: Gerald is the Secretary of Brisbane Symphony Orchestra, a leading community orchestra serving South-East Queensland. Gerald has been a Visiting Lecturer within the LL.M. programme at the University of Warwick (UK) and within the LL.M. programme at the University of Queensland (Australia).
Chris is a generalist civil engineer and software engineer with a recent focus on electro-mobility and renewable energy integration.
Past experience includes infrastructure projects such as construction planning of coal loader offshore works, detailed design of highway grade separated interchanges, design and systems analysis for highway design software used in 42 countries, design and construction of municipal facilities.
Chris is a joint venture partner in Eco Boats Australia Pty Ltd a leading marine electro-mobility company with offices in Sydney and Brisbane. Chris is the technical lead for design and implementation of electrical propulsion systems for yachts, motor boats, work boats and small vessels. Chris has a special interest in renewable energy powered vessels.
Chris’s company Creative Engineering Australia Pty Ltd has developed software for geometric design of Highways and other major civil engineering projects. The software has been translated to French, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, and Hungarian and has been used in 42 countries world wide for a variety of infrastructure projects. Creative Engineering also provides consulting services for renewable energy integration and infrastructure planning.
Other activities: Chris is a ex-officio board member of the Association of Sustainable Communities, Co-Convener of Pine Rivers Greens.
Pumped Hydro News
Switzerland doubles capacity of Veytaux pumped storage power station
May 19, 2017Last week, Forces Motrices Hongrin-Léman SA officially inaugurated Switzerland’s second most powerful pumped storage power station in Veytaux. With the FMHL+ project the capacity of the Veytaux ...
Turnbull proposes new pumped hydro for Tassie
April 20, 2017Already rich in hydro, pumped storage can make better use of available resources, with Tasmania hoping to become the renewable energy battery for Australia. Prime Minister Turnbull announced plans to ...
US sub-committee proposal to increase pumped storage opportunities
April 8, 2017A bill entitled the Bureau of Reclamation Pumped Storage Hydropower Development Act was heard by a US legislative sub-committee last week. If approved this bill could stimulate non-federal developmen...