Executive and Directors

Pooled Energy was formed by a group of highly experienced, successful businessmen with a combined total of 250 man-years of world-wide experience in high-technology, professional engineering, engineering services, information and telecommunications technology, the Electricity Grid, Energy and investment. This group of founders comprise the Executive and Advisory Boards of the Company today and includes:

John Riedl

John Riedl

Executive Chairman
BSc, B.E.(Hons)

John Riedl has spearheaded the development of Pooled Energy’s unique and integrated pool optimising technology.  He is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Pooled Energy, its parent and technology arm, Efficiency Filters and the Venture Capital Company, Game Changer Ventures that established them both.

John has over 40 years commercial experience in technology development and engineering solutions in industrial Process Control including the Electricity Grid, manufacturing, Information Technology and Telecommunications.  He was formerly an executive at Honeywell Industrial Controls; a General Manager at AWA; CEO at Techniche Ltd., a Venture Capital Company; founder and CEO of Jtec, an internationally successful telecommunications company; and CEO of GPS company Signav.  He was a technology advisor to the Prime Minister and the New South Wales Government and has sat on a large number of Boards, including several venture capital firms.

Greg Irving

Greg Irving

Deputy Chairman
B.E.(Elec), Dip. Co Dir, FAICD

Greg Irving has over 40 years of global experience in automation and control systems, software development, information technology and energy management. He has created systems that manage thousands of industrial plants and major buildings worldwide.

Greg’s career includes Global Vice President of Integrated Systems for Honeywell Automation & Control Systems, a $24 billion global leader in automation.  He was also Global Chief Technology and Marketing Officer for Honeywell’s Industrial Systems where he was largely responsible for the design and development of Honeywell’s current generation of world-leading control systems.  Prior to that, Greg was CIO of Honeywell Asia Pacific, CEO of Honeywell Australia and had senior roles with Honeywell & General Electric. Greg is an electrical engineer with advanced business education from Harvard and Stanford.

Chris Beare

Chris Beare

Director
BSc, BEng(Hons), PhD (Elec Eng), MBA Harvard Business School

Chris Beare has over 40 years’ senior corporate experience across the Information and Communications Technology (ICT), investment banking and venture capital sectors. He is a Founding Advisory Director and shareholder of Game Changer Ventures, the seed investor for Pooled Energy.

Chris is Chairman of DEXUS Property Group (ASX DXS), FlexiGroup (ASX FXL), Cohda Wireless, Saluda Medical and Significance Systems. He is a Director of Capital Market Technologies and the Sealy of Australia Holding Companies. Chris has previously held numerous board and non-executive positions including Mnet Group, BBB Capital, Eccosphere, National ICT Australia, The SMARTS Group, Deutsche Asset Management, and Australian Mortgage Securities. He has been a commercialisation advisor to CSIRO and NICTA.

John Huggart

John Huggart

Chief Executive Officer
B Com, CPA, GAICD

John is a senior executive with broad management experience in diverse industries and a track record of creating profitable growth.  He holds deep energy industry knowledge together with highly developed sales function expertise.  A passionate leader who is able to identify and drive strategic change, build winning teams and achieve improved outcomes for customers, partners and shareholders.  Strong commercial and technical acumen with ability to build success based on clear plans and accountability.  His career has spanned sales, marketing, strategy, service & operations and business unit P&L accountability.

John has held CEO, Chief Sales , General Management of Marketing, Sales, Service, Solutions and Operations roles though Global, ASX top 50 and fast moving private equity organisations.  He has held director and advisory board roles with industry bodies and high growth companies.