Head of Clean Energy & Head of Investor Engagement

Venetia Roberts

Venetia is a multi-faceted clean energy and investment professional, with broad experience in energy consulting, strategy, implementation, acquisitions, asset development and commissioning, operations, asset management, funds management, investment analysis, lending, product development, and investor relations.

Venetia possesses a unique skillset combining technical, commercial, engagement, communications and impact.

Venetia joined Sentient after 5 years at Impact Investment Group (IIG) as Senior Development Manager in the Renewable Infrastructure team, having been instrumental in managing the development and delivery of multiple solar farms in Australia which comprise IIG’s two solar funds (approx. $230m in assets under management).  Prior to this, Venetia had over 8 years energy and decarbonisation consulting experience, 6 of which in her own consultancy, advising clients from a range of sectors: SMEs, corporates, property developers, manufacturers, energy generation developers through to water utilities. Driven by a strong interest in renewable energy and the transition to a zero carbon world, Venetia’s areas of expertise include energy and low emissions specific planning and strategy, renewable energy opportunity identification, business case development, solution integration and implementation, and market and policy context.

Venetia holds a Master of Energy Systems from the University of Melbourne, a Bachelor of Science (Energy Studies) from Murdoch University, and she has undertaken the Foundations of Directorship course with the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Venetia pursues a purposeful and positive outcome driven professional path, driven by a passion for people, the planet, and the power of considered capital to address the challenges of our time.  Outside of work, Venetia is an art, culture, ocean and connection lover.