Our Leadership Team
FOUNDERS & DIRECTORS
Andrew scobie, founder, chief executive officer
Andrew is an economist and systems designer. Previously he was Chairman of FGL’s parent company Exigen, and Managing Director of a number of companies in process automation, logistics, and management consulting. Andrew has a long history of involvement in public policy, industry and academic research in Australia,
the European Union and the United Kingdom. Andrew has been author, commissioning agent, director, collaborator of more than 30 reports in recent times.
Andrew has chaired companies with explicit intent to commercialise proprietary research and development in design, technology, and systems. An investor in innovation, he is a former board member of organisations including the Australian Chamber of Commerce (ACCI), Greening Australia, and the Business Finance Taskforce. Andrew has also been involved with The Demographic Change Council, and The Business Tax and Regulative Reform Council.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Economics, A Master of Design from University of Technology, Sydney, and is currently conducting PhD research in Economics.
Andrew is co-author of the Faraday Grid patent.
matthew williams, founder, chief technology officer
Matthew is a systems architect, mechatronic engineer, and design leader and facilitator.
Matthew is the lead engineer in developing the Faraday Exchanger IP, applying Faraday Grid’s proprietary Design by Rationalised Constraint Methodology.
Previously Matthew led a systems engineering company and was responsible for technical, client and project management of multi-million dollar projects in Australia, China and the US, delivering mission-critical logistics, automation, business and safety systems across the power and process sectors.
Since 2013 he has led the internal R&D project that was the catalyst for Faraday Grid, and is author of the Faraday Exchanger patent, and co-author of the Faraday Grid patent.
jacqui porch, founder, chief marketing officer
Over the last ten years, Jacqui has had various brand and marketing roles, following years in the wine and food industry in Australia where she observed growing trends for supply chain transparency, customised production, mobility, and digitilisation, requiring businesses to adjust product and processes to the changing consumer landscape. Her approach to marketing is grounded in her passion for sustainable design, which in turn has seen her work in several different sectors, from gaining a degree in environmental design in architecture, through to organic food and skincare, and engineering; with businesses from the start up stage through to IPO, and in different geographic regions.
Now concentrating on creating understanding of the societal benefits that Faraday Grid will deliver, by creating the backbone for a new energy ecosystem, Jacqui is determined to bring a strong consumer focus to Faraday's communications of its value proposition.
jason cordner, founder, chief financial officer
Jason is the former CFO of Energy Matters prior to its sale to SunEdison, and has more than 18 years experience working in public practice.
Jason’s field of expertise ranges from tax advice and business services to corporate advisory engagements including due diligence, valuations, business transfers and forensic accounting. Jason is passionate about working with entrepreneurial businesses focused on growth.
Jason is CPA qualified accountant and a fellow of Finsia with a graduate diploma in finance.
rob cormie, co-founder, chief operating officer
Rob has over 25 years of commercial experience primarily in the financial services industry as a project financier, corporate finance adviser and investor.
His experience covers in depth knowledge of the renewable energy industry where he has specialised for the past 15 years.
Rob has been a board member of an AIM Listed PLC, a Partner at KPMG and was part of the original leadership team that established the UK Green Investment Bank.
Paul ezekiel, non-executive director
As the Executive Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Amp, Paul is responsible for all investment and M&A activities and global business development for the company. Since co-founding Amp, Paul has rapidly expanded the company’s global footprint into core markets in North America, the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia and India, building Amp into a global energy player with deep local expertise.
Paul is a 20-year veteran of the energy markets, having acted as either a principal investor or developer of energy assets globally. He was most recently a Managing Director on the Energy Trading desk at Credit Suisse. His experience included the development of projects or businesses spanning thermal generation, renewable generation (solar, wind and biomass), energy efficiency, and energy storage (pump and battery). Paul holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of Western Australia and Masters of Business Administration from Cornell University.
Dave Rogers, Non-Executive director
As the President and CEO of Amp, Dave is responsible for all strategy, operations and business development at the company. Since founding Amp, Dave has been instrumental in leading the company into a variety of dispatchable clean energy generation investments and offering high-value flexible energy services to our customers.
Prior to founding Amp, Dave was Director of Carbon markets at Front Street Capital, a leading investment management firm in Toronto with over US $3B of assets under management. He was responsible for originating and deploying capital to global investments in renewable energy as well as facilitating the purchase, sale and trading of carbon credits, both privately and through public exchanges.