Ed McManus

Chief Executive Officer
Powershop Australia & Meridian Energy Australia

Beginning his career as a medical research scientist after completing a PhD in Biochemistry, Ed then spent several years working for one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, GlaxoSmithKline. This was followed by a move into the media industry, working for realestate.com.au in roles across sales and marketing, operations, and pricing strategy. Ed joined Meridian Energy Australia in 2014.

Meridian Energy Australia owns and operates the Mt Mercer wind farm in Victoria, the Mt Millar wind farm in South Australia and the Hume, Burrinjuck and Keepit Hydro Power Stations in NSW. Meridian Energy Australia has also supported the construction of a number of other wind and solar farms through long term Power Purchase Agreements. Powershop, an innovative retailer, sells electricity and gas in the National Electricity Market.

Ed holds a Bachelor of Science from Trinity College Dublin and a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Dundee. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Ed now calls Australia home and lives in Melbourne with his wife and two daughters.

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