Chris McGrath

Co-founder and CEO


In 2013, 5B arose from Chris’ passion to accelerate the global transition to clean energy. Chris' vision has grown 5B from a small start-up to a global organisation, hosting award-winning technology. As Chief Executive Officer, Chris has a strong focus on developing cutting-edge technology that reduces the cost of renewable energy. Under his leadership, 5B has reinvented the solar supply chain to simplify how projects are delivered, with fewer materials, lightning-fast deployment, and streamlined logistics.

After graduating with 1st class honors in Renewable Energy Engineering at UNSW, Chris and 5B co-founder Eden Tehan designed and installed a micro-hydropower system for the remote Vanuatu village, Imaki. Chris then founded ‘Solar Fields’, where he worked with government, communities and the private sector on various projects from early-stage development through to delivery. His prior experience at Infigen Energy as Development Manager prepared him to inspire and lead the team at 5B.