The Federal Government has announced the appointment of Darren Miller as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

Mr Miller was co-founder and CEO of energy retailer Mojo from 2015 until July 2018, Director of Asset Finance at Sungevity Australia in 2014 and founder and CEO of Sumwise from 2007 to 2013.

Federal Minister for Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg paid tribute to outgoing CEO Ivor Frischknecht, who oversaw 370 projects which have leveraged $2.8 billion dollars of investment during his tenure.

“Mr Frischknecht has helped to make ARENA a success by utilising his expertise in energy, innovation and early stage investment,” Minister Frydenberg said.

“Under his guidance, ARENA has developed a clear set of priority investment areas consistent with the Turnbull Government’s emphasis on affordable and reliable energy.”

“I thank Mr Frischknecht for the significant contribution he has made in helping the Government to deliver a more affordable and reliable energy system and I look forward to working with Mr Miller over the coming years.”

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