About us
About us

Building a sustainable future
one project at a time.

Building a sustainable future one project at a time.

Making a difference

Our goal is to play a significant role in the transition of the National Electricity Market to renewable energy generation, keeping consumer prices low and the electricity grid stable.

We will achieve this through the identification and development of quality projects to meet market demand, and the facilitation of investment in the industry by sophisticated and institutional investors.

We work with landholders, traditional owners, local businesses and community stakeholders to ensure that project benefits are distributed throughout the communities in which we operate.

Leadership

Our leadership team has over 80 years experience in the development of resource, energy and infrastructure projects from origination through concept, pre-feasibility, feasibility, FID, construction, operation, closure and rehabilitation.
Our team is skilled in a range of fields including project management, engineering design, environmental studies and approvals, stakeholder relations, business analysis, and commercial, regulatory and legal processes.
Managing Director, CEO
Luke McDonald
For 20 years, Luke has advised both the public and private sector on legal and commercial aspects of major infrastructure and resource projects. Luke established Renewable Energy Partners, with a particular focus on the development of large scale renewable energy projects. Luke was previously a partner of a leading Australian law firm.
CFO
Sebastian Burgman
Sebastian is a Corporate Development professional with over 20 years’ experience, specialising in preparing for, structuring and executing corporate transactions across professional services, infrastructure, energy and resource industries.
GM Projects & Connections
Marco Stacke-Silva
Marco is an electrical engineer with an MBA and 20-years’ experience in the renewable energy industry across Australia, Brazil, Chile, Germany, and Indonesia. Marco specialises in developing and building wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal projects and has previously worked for ABB, Pacific Hydro, and Freeport McMoRan.
GM Environment & Community
Matt Buchanan
Matt is an environmental scientist and community engagement expert with more than twenty years experience in the mining and energy industries. He is also a rural landholder with commercial interests in the horticulture sector. At Renewable Energy Partners, he is responsible for land access, community engagement and obtaining statutory approvals for projects.
GM Development
David Muir
David is a mechanical engineer with an MBA and over 20 years experience across multiple industries developing and delivering complex projects. For the past 10 years, David has been focussed in the renewable energy space and has delivered some of the largest solar programs in the country. David brings a unique mix of both the economic analytics of a project combined with the practical considerations of actual delivery.

Advisory

Paul Laxon OAM
Paul Laxon OAM
Paul has over 29 years’ experience in advising public and private sector clients across the infrastructure, asset management and energy/utilities industries. Most recently Paul spent 16 years at EY, finishing his time there as Queensland Managing Partner. Paul departed EY in 2018 and is now the Chairman of registered charity Hear and Say.
Neil Evans
Neil Evans
Neil has over 40 years’ experience in the delivery of large infrastructure projects from up front inception, design, construction and due diligence for potential acquisitions. Neil has sat on numerous Project Boards and Leadership Teams and fulfilled the role of Project Director for major projects around Australia.
Shane O'Kane
Shane O'Kane
Shane has over 30 years experience in structured financing transactions across a range of industry sectors. He specialises in bespoke solutions for transactions that involve multiple stakeholders. He has experience with emerging innovations and research organisations, and in the property, agricultural and renewable energy sectors.
Paul has over 29 years’ experience in advising public and private sector clients across the infrastructure, asset management and energy/utilities industries. Most recently Paul spent 16 years at EY, finishing his time there as Queensland Managing Partner. Paul departed EY in 2018 and is now the Chairman of registered charity Hear and Say.
Neil has over 40 years’ experience in the delivery of large infrastructure projects from up front inception, design, construction and due diligence for potential acquisitions. Neil has sat on numerous Project Boards and Leadership Teams and fulfilled the role of Project Director for major projects around Australia.
Shane has over 30 years experience in structured financing transactions across a range of industry sectors. He specialises in bespoke solutions for transactions that involve multiple stakeholders. He has experience with emerging innovations and research organisations, and in the property, agricultural and renewable energy sectors.

Let’s connect

If you’d like to learn more about RE Partners and what makes us a leading force in the Australian renewable energy landscape, please get in touch.