Mr Kane Thornton

Mr Kane Thornton is Chief Executive of the Clean Energy Council, the peak body for the renewable energy and energy storage industry in Australia.

Mr Thornton has more than a decade’s experience in energy policy and leadership in the development of the renewable energy industry. He has advocated for and helped design the policies that have been critical to the renewable energy industry’s growth, and continues to be an active political advocate, public presenter and media spokesperson.

His previous roles include senior manager and advisor for Hydro Tasmania and executive officer of Renewable Energy Generators Australia.

Mr Thornton has broad international management experience, having previously worked in technology while living and working in Asia. He has held a range of advisory and board roles with government and non-government organisations in the climate change and energy sector, and is Deputy Chair of Sustainability Victoria.

Mr Thornton is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has a Master’s degree in Social Science and a Bachelor of Information Technology.