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
Luke co-founded REP in 2016, with the intent to originate and develop large scale renewable energy projects in Australia, by an Australian owned company. REP has grown from a company with a single solar farm project, to a diverse company with a 5GW+ pipeline of renewable energy projects across solar, wind, BESS and pumped hydro in Queensland and NSW. A number of these projects are currently in construction. Luke is seen as a market leader in the renewable energy industry in Australia.
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 Special Projects
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 Solar
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.
Head of Origination
Ben Larsson
Ben is a renewable energy development specialist with a deep passion for the rapid decarbonisation of Australia’s energy sector. He has a background in project origination, development approvals, feasibility analysis and project delivery. Within the wider Renewable Energy Partners development team, Ben is involved with the development of Renewable Energy Partners’ extensive wind/solar/BESS portfolio in Queensland, as well as being primarily responsible for the advancement of REP’s portfolio development across NSW.
Head of Approvals
Nicole Lashmar
Nicole is an experienced environmental manager with more than 20 years experience in electricity generation and transmission, oil, gas, government agencies and environmental consultancy. More recently, Nicole has submitted a PhD at the University of Queensland, researching demand response in the Australian energy market (awaiting conferral). Nicole is responsible for planning and approvals within REP’s portfolio.
General Manager - Wind
Bond Watson
Bond has been delivering, developing, and project managing renewable energy projects since 2004. Notable achievements include a 25MW biomass co-generation power station; an innovative 44MW solar thermal technology deployment; engineering and building a top-performing 65MW solar PV plant; a 600MW wind farm development; and a 250MW solar farm transaction. With qualifications in mechanical engineering, renewable energy, project management and finance, Bond currently oversees REP’s Queensland portfolio of wind and solar-BESS projects.
Advisor
Mike Williamson
Mike has over 40 years’ experience in design, operations and development in the water, environment, renewable energy and resources sectors. This includes executive roles in organisations committed to the delivery of sustainable projects including environmental approvals, risk assessment and mitigation and management of project and program delivery. Until recently Mike served as independent board member at Unitywater, the regional water authority operating in the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay Region of South-East Queensland.

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.