Executive Director – Clean Energy Solutions
Executive Director – Renewables and Former Executive GM at Pacific Hydro
Lane has more than 30 years’ experience in energy and renewables and received the Outstanding Achievement award at the 2019 Australian Impact Investment Awards. He oversees energy and renewables transactions, asset development and management at Sentient.
Lane is a pioneer in developing impact investment opportunities in clean energy. He built the renewables business in the Impact Investment Group, by developing a portfolio of six solar farms across two funds and establishing a lending business.
Lane was previously Executive GM of Pacific Hydro, Australia where he was responsible for a portfolio of more than 300MW of operating wind and hydro power facilities as well as a development portfolio of solar, wind and geothermal projects.
He has experience in energy industries in Australia, Asia, the UK and New Zealand. Lane has worked in utilities regulation, managed the performance of electricity and gas operating and maintenance alliance contracts, led engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects in the oil and gas and petrochemical industries, and advised governments and regulators on a broad range of energy issues.
Lane’s deep experience in clean energy means he has the networks and market expertise to identify, develop and structure investible projects in renewables that deploy capital for transformative effect. He is strongly committed to accelerating the transition to clean energy and to demonstrate the opportunities in this sector to deliver both positive environmental and financial returns.
Lane has a Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical from Canterbury University in New Zealand and a Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law from Deakin University.
Lane is the Chair of Environmental Justice Australia, a national public interest legal centre using a combination of law and advocacy to safeguard health, protect nature and tackle climate change.