The Positive Charge team is currently based in Melbourne. We are also based in Sydney where we deliver Positive Charge for the Our Energy Future initiative.
All the members of the team are passionate about the energy transition to a zero carbon future for all communities. We come from diverse backgrounds and bring a range of skills to the enterprise. Engineering, art, education, business, community development, administration and several musicians!
Leading the Positive Charge teams are:
Phil Chan, General Manager – Zero Carbon Services
Phil is the Manager of AEF’s Zero Carbon Services, which leads the Positive Charge program. Positive Charge delivers in NSW under the banner of the Our Energy Future initiative.
Phil brings a combination of social mindedness, intellectual curiosity, diverse industry exposure, broad functional expertise and a keen eye on future industry trends and enhancements to develop and deliver products and services that generate value to his customers.
Phil currently holds a number of student mentoring and advisory roles at the University of Melbourne. Prior to his time at AEF, Phil was the President of Dragon Boat Victoria, a member for the Adult Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board, and the Cultural Director of the Australian Dragon Boat Federation.
Phil has an MBA and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Phil is an avid dragon paddler for over 12 years, and is currently the assistant coach of his club, the CYSM Sea Dragons.
At home, Phil ensures all unused power points are turned off and wears more layers in Melbourne’s unpredictable winters instead of turning on the heater. Phil always keeps his own takeaway cup handy when ordering take away coffee!
Mischa Vickas, Program Lead
Mischa leads Positive Charge’s presence in NSW under the Our Energy Future initiative.
Before joining our team, Mischa worked at the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) on investment strategy and renewable energy project grant management, and at the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), reviewing grid-connection standards for generators, including large-scale solar and wind. Outside of work hours, Mischa gets involved in folk and bluegrass music, cycling, bike mechanics and yoga.
Lea Lewin, Suppliers & Procurement Leader
Lea is the Positive Charge Suppliers and Procurement Leader in the Zero Carbon Services team. She manages the supplier relationships and contracts to ensure we have the best suppliers for our customers.
Before joining AEF Lea gained experience across the legal, energy management and sustainability industries. Previous roles include Solar Services Manager and Consultant/Program Manager for major solar companies and Energy Efficiency providers.
Lea is also an owner and general manager of carbon offset initiative, Treecreds – a business dedicated to sustainable event management and promoting the protection of forests in averting climate change
Lea has a Masters of Environment and Bachelor of Science (Hons). She has also run two successful restaurants.
Contact Lea here.