Skip to content Skip to footer

Our People

Green Gold Energy is an industry leader with superior local knowledge. This ensures we deliver only the best projects to our clients.  

Our leadership team is a diverse mix of Adelaide and Melbourne-based professionals, from Electrical Engineers to experts in real estate and project management. Our staff members stay ahead of the latest industry developments to provide clients with stress-free and smooth business experiences.

Our certified team of professionals specialise in utility grid solar farms rooftops, carports/canopies, energy storage, battery backups, and energy management solutions.

Our Leadership Team


    Managing Director

    Investment & Development Director

    Communication and Marketing Manager

    Senior Electrical Engineer

    Procurement Manager
  • Alfred Li

    Principal Consultant
  • Lloyd Mao

    Micro-grid Manager


Managing Director

John is a successful entrepreneur and investor who focuses on equity investment. John owns or involves more than 40 businesses globally. His entrepreneurship has influenced many people, and his business covers mining, infrastructure, finance (insurance, securities), and renewable energy. John has predominantly focused his investment in Europe, Southeast Asia, and Australia.

In 2017, John brought his investment expertise and foresight in renewable energy into Australia. Both Australian companies Golden Invest and Green Gold Energy have already had an impressive impact on this fast-changing and exciting industry.


Investment & Development Director

Responsible for the identification and acquisition of future solar farm sites, Darren works closely with a network of landowners, consultants, and trusted advisors across Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland, securing partnership opportunities with landowners and Renewable Energy

Darren has over 30 Years of International experience in the Renewable Energy, Real Estate Development, and Funds Management markets with senior executive positions held in Australia, Asia & Europe.


Communication and Marketing Manager

Through ten years of experience living, working, and studying in China, Kym brings a unique cultural understanding valuable in working with Green Gold’s variety of stakeholders.

Previously, Kym has studied for one year at Tsinghua University in Beijing and several years working in industrial marketing in Shandong province. HSK Mandarin certified, with a Bachelor of Commerce – First Class Honors from the University of Adelaide, Kym puts this experience to use developing and executing marketing strategies with consideration for cultural marketing perspectives.


Senior Electrical Engineer

Alessandro is a Professional Electrical Engineer, accredited by Engineers Australia (CPEng) and the Board of Professional Engineers Queensland (RPEQ). He achieved a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Hons) from the University of New South Wales.

Alessandro has extensive knowledge and experience in the design and commissioning of industrial electrical, communications, control, and protection systems in the renewable energy sector.


Procurement Manager

Arwen holds a Masters in Business Administration from Zhejiang University and has been involved in the PV industry for 11 years. Her focus has been on the manufacture of solar cells, solar modules, solar inverters and solar mounts.

Arwen has also worked extensive international experience, having been the general manager of a solar module factory in Thailand, and having been involved in solar roof and solar farm EPC contractor negotiations in Europe.

At Green Gold Arwen is responsible for logistics and procurement, as well as overall subcontractor management.

Alfred Li

Principal Consultant

Highly experienced in network planning, network connections, team management, technical guidance, National Electricity Rules & other regulatory requirements, stakeholders management and mentoring engineers.

Worked for 38 years as South Australia’s network service provider employee in areas including managing network connections and connection assessments for all to date South Australia renewable generators connection projects (Wind, Solar, Battery, Pumped hydro, Industrial loads).

Lloyd Mao

Micro-grid Manager

Lloyd Mao has been working in the Solar Industry since 2006, and he has experience in product manufacturing, procurement, and sales & marketing.

With the experience of working in Australia between 2009 and 2012, Lloyd took charge of procurement and supply chain management. During more than 15 years in the industry, Lloyd has been involved with wholesale, utility-scale solar farm supply chain, installation and project development.

Lloyd focuses on Microgrid projects, including BESS, and offers the best solution for your business.


Our Projects