Principal Consultant, Hydro Focus PTY
Roger Gill has over 30 years of experience in the renewable energy sector. He is principal consultant in his Hydro Focus Pty Ltd international consulting business, specialising in providing advice on the sustainable development of renewable energy projects and the efficient operation of renewable energy businesses.
Roger has a particular interest in the development of renewable energy in Central and South East Asia, Africa and South America. This work enables him to bring to the table the real needs of hydropower developers, operators, governments, regulators, financiers and water basin managers to help guide IHA’s activities.
Prior to embarking on his consulting practice in 2007, Roger was executive general manager at Hydro Tasmania directly responsible for the operations and trading of 2,300 MW of hydropower in the Australian electricity market. He also has management experience in the development of several wind farms in Australia. He has a background in civil engineering and has undertaken business studies at Harvard Business School.
He is currently a non-executive director of several corporations in Australia related to renewable energy, irrigation and rail transport services, including Pacific Hydro Pty Ltd, Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd, and Tasmanian Railway Pty Ltd. He has been a board member of the International Hydropower Association since 2002, and was re-elected in 2015 for a further two-year term.