CharIN Ambassador Australia & New Zealand
Personal information and professional background
Info about yourself and how you came to e-mobility
I am the founder and Managing Director of EV consultancy, Retyna; Director of ChargeNet, New Zealand’s largest EV charging network; and Vice-Chair Australia and New Zealand Chapter of Women+ of EVs.
I am originally a materials engineer, with a Masters degree in renewable energy. In the late 1980s and 1990s I worked on CNG and LPG transport fuels which started my career in energy for transportation. I first organized a conference with EV topics in 2007, lead New Zealand government agency’s EV policy implementation programme, then started my own EV consultancy in 2018.
I have a particular focus on heavy vehicles and non-road transport electrification.
"I have a particular focus on heavy vehicles and non-road transport electrification."
What inspired you to work in the e-mobility industry?
Addressing climate change is one of the most critical challenges facing the world, and e-mobility is an important part of the solutions needed. I feel privileged to be able to work in such a necessary and rewarding industry.
What excites you about your work with CharIN?
CharIN’s work on interoperability sits at the heart of transport electrification for all modes. I love to work pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved with electrification for emissions reductions, particularly in the heavy vehicle, marine and aviation sectors.
"I love to work pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved with electrification for emissions reductions."
Do you have any advice for young women interested in working within the e-mobility industry in the future?
The world is just at the start of its e-mobility transformation, so it’s a great industry for developing a career.
Just be yourself and grab opportunities as they come along. You are probably more capable than you think you are.
"You are probably more capable than you think you are."