As the newly appointed Walcha Energy Project development manager Dan Muller will lead the local development processes for the wind, solar and pumped hydro stages of the project with a focus on engaging with landholders and the community.
The company announced this week that he will be the primary local contact for Walcha Energy and will establish its Walcha office where the wider community can go to obtain updates, sign up to be kept informed, or raise any questions about the project. Dan will work closely with Vestas, Mark Waring (director of Walcha Energy) and the broader project team.
Dan grew up near Ebor in North East of Walcha and began his career in the agricultural industry working for a combination of private and corporate companies across Australia. Prior to joining the Walcha Energy team, Dan spent 15 years with the AAM Investment Group, a large agri-asset management and investment company, with more than $300 million in assets under management.
In his role as Operations and Business Transition Manager he transitioned ownership of various assets and worked to establish large scale businesses between North Queensland and Southern Victoria. He also led the recruitment of over 280 full-time and casual employees.
He brings a great deal of experience to the Walcha Energy project with the added advantage of being a part of the local communityMark Waring Walcha Energy director
"Dan's experience gives him a sound understanding of large businesses, redevelopment and investment both regionally, nationally and internationally," said Mark Waring.
"He brings a great deal of experience to the Walcha Energy project with the added advantage of being a part of the local community. We're excited to have Dan join our team."
For the past 10 years, Dan and his wife Jordie have lived on a property near Walcha where a monitoring mast has been recording local wind speeds.
Walcha Energy says they are both thrilled to be playing a key role in the delivering the best outcome for their local community through the project.