Ms Megan Wheatley
Megan received a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Monash in 1998, and since then she has worked in the energy sector both in Australia and the UK with a strong focus on sustainable energy.
Megan is on the Senior Management Team of Senvion Australia – a company that has been delivering wind energy solutions since 2002. The Australian team is also responsible for Senvion's presence in the Asia Pacific region, and has been active in the Japan market since 2003. Globally Senvion is one of the world’s largest manufacturer of wind turbines and has delivered over 17 gigawatts of wind energy
Prior to joining Senvion, Megan was Head of Policy for the UK Business Council for Sustainable Energy (UKBCSE), which brought together the Chief Executives of the major energy companies in the UK to progress the sustainable energy agenda including shaping the UK's role in meeting the EU 20% renewable energy target, and working with the Prime Minister’s office on energy efficiency policy.
Before moving to the UK, Megan was a senior manager at Sustainability Victoria where she led the development of the Victorian Wind Atlas, and the Government’s black balloons energy saving campaign. She also contributed to the development of a range of key policy initiatives, including the Wind Energy Policy and Planning Guidelines, the Victorian Renewable Energy Target, and the National Framework for Energy Efficiency.
In 2009, Megan was awarded Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Alumni of the Year from Monash University.
A few years ago, Megan contacted some of her friends in the engineering alumni community with an idea about how to collectively support a student at Monash. The resulting Female Leaders Alumni Monash Engineering Scholarship (FLAMES) brings together eight engineering alumnae who are providing an annual financial scholarship, and a diverse mentoring network to a female engineering student. The first successful FLAMES scholarship was awarded a few months ago to a fantastic student. Hopefully other alumni groups will replicate this scholarship model in the future.
Megan is a Director on the Clean Energy Council Board, and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.