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Your Enova Team

the enova community energy team


Located at our locally based office in Byron Bay, Enova Energy is led by CEO Felicity Stening. Felicity is supported by a team of people with diverse energy experience, each of whom share a passion for rapid transition to a renewable energy future.

When you call us, you’ll speak to one of our highly trained Energy Consultants. Energy can be a complex area, but our team can help guide you to find the most suitable energy plan for your circumstances. 

Everybody’s different, and we know there are no ‘one-size fits all solution,’ so we have developed a range of energy plan options for residential premises and small business.

Enova Community is the not-for-profit arm of Enova Community Energy, also located at the Byron Bay headquarters. Enova Community runs energy efficiency, community and social benefit projects and programs.

Board of Directors

Enova is proud to have attracted such an accomplished team of directors who bring to Enova a wide range and depth of expertise across a number of areas including the energy industry, social enterprise, finance, marketing, law, governance and strategy.

This Board is charged with the responsibility of setting the strategy and ensuring compliance with corporate governance so that Australia’s first community-owned energy retailer successfully delivers on its promise to shareholders.




John, based in the Northern Rivers, is a Consultant in Herbert Smith Freehills’ Sydney office where he was a partner for 20 years. He established the firm’s National Environmental Group in 1989 and led it for many years. John is recognised as a leading environmental law practitioner with extensive experience in all the legal aspects of land-use planning, pollution control and contaminated land, and in the field of climate-change law.

Following his studies at Sydney University, obtaining his Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Master of Arts (Hons) and Bachelor of Laws, he went on to complete a Masters of Comparative Law (Environmental Law) at George Washington University, Washington DC, USA. This was among the first environmental law masters degrees obtained by any Australian practitioner.

His extensive experience includes many years with large corporate transactions and large-scale urban infrastructure projects acting for both governmental and non-governmental clients. It also includes land use planning and environmental aspects, and greenhouse aspects, of large-scale power-plant and mining projects, and with land-decontamination projects acting for non-governmental clients.

John also has extensive experience in relation to strategic climate change issues including ‘carbon costs pass-through’, carbon capture and storage, joint venture structuring, registration and reporting obligations, and ‘carbon credit’ acquisitions.

His professional contributions include having been Secretary of the National Environmental Law Association of Australia; a member of the Executive Committee of the International Bar Association’s Committee on Environmental Law; a member of the Advisory Board of the Commonwealth Environment Protection Authority; and a member of the International Environmental Lawyers Network based in Washington DC.

John is a Life Patron of the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO). He is also a Director of the ACO Pty Ltd, the ACO Instrument Fund Pty Ltd, ACO(UK) Ltd and ACO(US) Inc. Until recently, he was a Director of Landcare CarbonSmart Limited, a Director of Flora and Fauna International (Australia) Pty Ltd and a director of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust Foundation.
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Deputy Chair

Tracey Sandeman has over 25 years business experience in a number of corporate and advisory capacities across law, strategy, business development consulting and finance.

She has worked in both government and private enterprise in many industries including utilities.
Tracey has an MBA from the AGSM and her past roles include working as a lawyer with Allen Allen & Hemsley and as Head of Finance and Business Development for Diners Club Australia.

Tracey is currently director of her own consulting business and is also working on a start-up aimed at providing a community-based, cost-effective funding solution for SMEs needing growth capital. She lives in the Northern Rivers NSW and enjoys spending family time at the beach, skiing and travelling.



Steve Harris has over 40 years’ experience across many sectors of the energy industry. Previously with management experience in Origin Energy and Powercor. His experience in strategic marketing resulted in the establishment of several successful partnerships and acquisitions together with managing these relationships during the process.

Steve headed up Origin’s Environmental Markets team which established Australia’s first and most successful GreenPower program with over 500,000 customers. During his career, Steve developed a strong passion for environmental issues and a desire to help tackle climate change.

Steve was one of Enova’s co-founders and the company’s first CEO from Nov 2014 to July 2016.



Trish Williams is a corporate and commercial lawyer with over 30 years' experience in private practice and in-house in Australia and the UK. Trish has a strong interest in the environment and completed a master of environmental law to broaden her understanding of the legal issues around environmental impacts and climate change. Trish is also passionate about social issues. Trish has acted as a pro bono partner in private practice and set up a group to raise money and provide support for women and children affected by domestic and family violence in Broome, Lithgow and Sydney.



Marcus serves on the Enova Board as an authority in the information technology and digital space. His career spans over 20 years in the Network and Systems Engineering Arena as the CEO of one of Australia's first public cloud server operators.

Marcus has delivered projects for state government departments, Royal Commissions and key projects supporting some of the world's largest corporations. More recently, Marcus has applied his knowledge as a specialist consultant to agencies such as Toyota Motor Corporation, The Australian Government Solicitor's Office, and many of Australia's fastest-growing companies.

Day to day, from his home town of Lennox Head in the Northern Rivers, Marcus focuses his time on solutions to support the team of one of Australia's most prominent, award-winning, digital agencies.

Marcus is passionate about outstanding customer service through technology solutions and is a lover of all things tech, particularly green energy production and electronic vehicles.

"Being part of the Enova Energy team is something I am very proud of. Keeping energy spending and its production local, we are able to support our local economy whilst encouraging a move to a distributed cleaner energy model. I look forward to my kids growing up to enjoy the future benefits of our work today in this space"
Monica Bradley - Enova Board Director



Monica is a non-executive director with technology, sustainability and impact investment experience. In addition to Enova, Monica holds board positions with the Queensland University of Technology, Coex Services which operates the QLD Container Deposit Scheme and BenchOn a high growth technology venture. She is a member of the Investment Committee of the $80m QLD Business Development Fund managed by QIC and on the Advisory Board of Beyond Zero Emissions.

Monica is an advocate for impact and accepts board roles with organisations driving systems change to create inclusive, smart sustainable communities.



Julian Turecek brings three decades of experience in the energy industry spanning many forms of power generation (solar, wind, geothermal, pumped hydro, batteries, energy from waste, gas, brown and black coal), having worked for Origin Energy, Cleantech Ventures and EnergyAustralia. His multi-faceted career has included leadership roles in trading, marketing, regulatory, policy and government affairs, asset management, operations, finance, business development, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital.

He is Executive Director at Corporate Carbon, one of Australia’s leading carbon abatement companies. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering with Honours and a Bachelor of Commerce both from the University of Melbourne, and a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University, and he lectured a post-graduate course in Carbon Finance at Macquarie University’s Applied Finance Centre from 2007 to 2013. Julian resides on a 100 acre farm in Gippsland, Victoria, and enjoys the privileges of his private pilot licence.


Company Secretary

Karen Pieper is an experienced business leader with over 15 years of experience leading multi-million dollar transformational change programs for large corporations including Macquarie Bank, Westpac and the Red Cross Blood Service. Karen started her career in the Westpac Graduate Program and has extensive experience in financial services. Further, she has experience in leadership, change management, HR and recruitment, financial analysis, budgeting and reporting and governance.

Karen was also on the Board of Directors for the Byron Community Primary School from 2018 through 2020, leading the school through a period of significant change.

Karen is excited to be working with Enova Community Energy and lives in Byron Bay with her family.

Management Team

Felicity Stening

Felicity Stening

Managing Director

Felicity has over 25 years of experience in the energy and environment fields, with a track record delivering innovation and high-performing projects to Australian businesses, energy utilities and government agencies. Her expertise is in electricity markets, emerging energy technology, innovation, energy efficiency, renewables and carbon markets in Australia.

Former roles have included Operations Manager for Enova Energy, Commercial Manager at Jemena Gas Networks, Head of Retail Markets at Pooled Energy, Senior Product Manager at Australian Power & Gas, National Business Development Manager at Low Energy Supplies & Services (LESS) and Program Manager with the NSW Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA).

Felicity is a current Associate Director on the Northern Rivers Community Foundation and has held Board positions at the Association of Building Sustainability Assessors and LESS.
Phill Le Marinel

Phill Le Marinel

Chief Financial Officer

Phill is a CPA qualified accountant with 20 years’ experience in senior accounting and commercial roles. Phill’s former roles have included operating his own accounting consulting practice working supporting start-ups and small-medium businesses, and more recently holding senior financial and commercial roles in the hospitality sector.

Phill has been with Enova for three years, and as CFO, oversees all aspects of finance and contributes to the strategic development of the business.
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Virpi Barrett

Trading Manager

Virpi is an experienced manager and a passionate energy transition advocate, with almost two decades of experience and an overarching knowledge of the electricity industry from generation through wholesale and trading markets to energy retailing, procurement and risk management.

With experience in Finland, Germany and Australia, Virpi specialises in renewable energy generation, energy trading markets and risks, power purchase, sales pricing, implementation of new business, development of operational processes, interface management, team leadership and portfolio management.

Virpi has been with Enova since its inception and, as well as contributing to the strategicdevelopment of business, currently manages the retailing interface with the wholesale market and Enova’s risk management processes.
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Murray Eivers

Head of Retail Sales & Marketing

Murray Eivers is an experienced energy professional and brings more than 20 years of consumer sales and marketing leadership experience primarily senior roles in the energy industry, including with some of the country’s largest energy retailers, Energy Australia and Country Energy.

Murray brings experience in strategic planning, people management and commercial experience, having managed large-scale teams and sales revenues across a number of markets and segments.

Murray’s role at Enova is contributing to the strategic development of the business, and overseeing the marketing, sales and customer services teams to engage, attract and retain retail customers while building a strong Enova brand.

Stacee Kingston

Head of Operations

Stacee is a qualified Chartered Accountant and an experienced senior leader with 20 years’ experience across commercial, project management, strategy, and leadership. Stacee’s former roles include senior commercial and project management positions in the FMCG and public sectors.

Stacee’s role at Enova is focused at contributing to the strategic development of the business, overseeing efficient and compliant retail operations and operationalising new products, services, and market entries.





Seb lives in the Byron Shire and has been volunteering for Enova since 2017: conducting and coordinating home energy assessments and developing useful energy efficiency tools and guides. 

He loves helping people to save energy and reduce their carbon footprint, and as such finds the work of Enova Community very satisfying. 

He was drawn to Enova’s vision of a world powered by sustainable, renewable energy, and guided by close community consultation & ownership. 

Seb’s work background was initially as an archaeologist, highlighted by Mayan digs in Central America, and more recently as a Quality Assurance Manager (10+ years) for a local non-profit disability service.

Anne Caruana


I’m from Ocean Shores and have been retired and living in the far north coast for almost 4 years. I have solar PV and am an Enova customer, volunteer and minor shareholder.

I worked all my life as an electrical engineer designing, testing and reporting on electrical services in buildings.

That included designing in accord with requirements to meet Green Star Accreditation for buildings & fitouts. That doesn’t fully equip one to be an energy coach and much was learned during our Enova coach training, and there’s always more still to learn too.

I care about the future of the planet and all species including us. In my ideal world energy would 100% renewable, all transport electric or hydrogen powered, agriculture would be transformed, cows wouldn’t fart and we could direct some of our superannuation to provide funds to projects bringing this about.

Meanwhile back on earth, I am helping Enova Community to do its bit. I volunteer as an energy coach and conduct energy saving assessments, provide solar advice and attend events where the coaches provide face-to-face energy advice to attendees.



I’ve been a sailor, an IT worker, a psychologist and now I’m retired. Now what concerns me is ‘what sort of world’ are we leaving my grand-children.

Our leaders are useless, so it’s up to us, working locally and individually; reducing our own GHG emissions (and saving on our energy bills), spreading the word to friends and neighbours, and telling our politicians what we need them to do.

It doesn’t have to be a chore; we don’t have to live like monks, just get off fossil fuels.

We’ve used solar energy since arriving in Australia long ago. Now with solar panels on the roof I get a good feel every time the sun shines, and with an added battery the good feeling lasts longer!



I live in Murwillumbah, Northern NSW. I have lived there since early 2016. Before that I lived in Victoria.

I had a long career at Commonwealth Serum Laboratories, which became "CSL Limited", a large and very successful global business, during the time of my employment. Initially employed as a "biotech" scientist, I later became involved in systems and business development in the build-up to privatisation.

I support Enova because of the company's visionary approach to implementation of "green" energy and retention of profits in the local economy. I was an investor before I became a volunteer energy coach.

As an energy coach, I feel that I have a unique opportunity to make people aware of what they can do in their daily lives, to make our use of energy more economical, to access renewable energy directly, and to take advantage of pricing concessions and benefits wherever they can be found.