Vanessa Sullivan

/Vanessa Sullivan
Founding Partner
Lyon Group

Vanessa has extensive experience across the water, energy and carbon sectors. Vanessa is a partner is a firm developing utility scale renewable/battery storage projects, active in Australia and Asia; has been a senior member of water and energy reform teams, led negotiations on complex infrastructure market transactions, was a NED of Energex and has driven strategy and commercial projects for global resource and energy companies.
 
Vanessa’s project development activities are commercially focused, delivering strong de- risked returns for institutional and private Vanessa has extensive experience across the water, energy and carbon sectors. Vanessa is a partner is a firm developing utility scale renewable/battery storage projects, active in Australia and Asia; has been a senior member of water and energy reform teams, led negotiations on complex infrastructure market transactions, was a NED of Energex and has driven strategy and commercial projects for global resource and energy companies.
 
Vanessa’s project development activities are commercially focused, delivering strong de-risked returns for institutional and private investors.
 
Vanessa is currently a Partner and Director of Lyon Infrastructure, delivering renewable energy and storage solutions in Australia and parts of Asia. Vanessa’s focus is developing, financing and contracting utility scale solar with large scale battery solutions. In her role with Lyon, Vanessa is also originating water infrastructure related transactions with a global fund partner. Corporate governance, risk management and strategy development are a key focus of Vanessa’s current positions.
 
Vanessa’s history of involvement in the water and energy sectors has led to deep market knowledge of both government and private sector market participants, and experience across the supply chain for both electricity and water.
 
Key skills include: Commercial analysis; governance and risk management; significant energy and water industry knowledge.
 
Vanessa has held the following relevant roles:
• Partner, Lyon Solar and Lyon Infrastructure, boutique project development and advisory businesses operating in the energy, water and carbon sectors
• NED, Energex, NED Sunwater
• Queensland Utilities Leader for Ernst & Young
• Queensland Climate Change and Sustainability Leader for Ernst & Young
• Senior team member of water and energy market reforms that led to the establishment of the Queensland water market and Queensland’s participation in the NEM
• Lead advisor for structuring and negotiating the $1billion market based energy contract for QLD Government
• Advisor to a number of Boards, water companies including bulk supply, private sector and local government related companies, international resource corporations and international infrastructure companies on strategy (risk management and revenue driven).

 

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