Lena Parker

General Manager, Energy Solutions

Ventia

Lena Parker leads Ventia’s Energy Solutions business, delivering significant programs of work across large assets and estates to drive energy security, resilience and emissions objectives for clients. She is responsible for industrial-scale behind the meter solutions including generation (solar), storage (batteries), efficiency (scalable demand and consumption reduction) and enablement (IoT controls and EV charging infrastructure).

Lena is an experienced, results-driven executive with more than 20 years international and domestic experience in P&L, operational and finance leadership roles in large multinational listed organisations.

Prior to joining Ventia in February 2021, Lena held senior management positions across telecommunications, utilities and infrastructure at ASX-listed companies. She was previously Executive General Manager, Renewables and Power Systems at Downer, working with stakeholders across the energy supply chain to construct energy and transmission assets.

Lena has a track record of building teams and driving a positive, results-driven culture with safety always a priority. Core to her success is a strong customer focus, understanding risk and strategic development to drive growth. This is balanced with an in-depth understanding of corporate governance and domestic and international regulatory compliance having served as an Executive Director and Board Member of Coats Global Services Ltd and on capital investment and project boards at IBM, Coats plc and Downer.

Lena’s unique expertise in behind-the-meter energy transition is highly valued at conferences and events. In 2023, Lena delivered a keynote session at Bloomberg New Energy Finance summit in New York and she’s driven thought leadership at the American Chamber of Commerce and Facilities Management Association of New Zealand, among others.

Lena holds a Bachelor of Science and a Graduate Diploma in Management.

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