Meet the team that makes it happen

Simon Doble

CEO & Founder

Simon is an inventor and social impact entrepreneur who specialises in creating innovative solar solutions for people living in energy poverty. A humanitarian at heart he is determined to create socially aware businesses that will have a lasting positive impact on both people and planet.

Olivia King

Office Manager

Liv comes from a background in Chemistry, Geography and Environmental Sustainability, and has always been passionate about making a positive impact on the world. She is transferring her skills from running a department in an Environmental Testing Laboratory to the SolarBuddy team.

Greg Maloney


Greg has over 20 years of experience in the supply chain industry managing operations in Europe, Asia and Australia. Accompanying Greg’s wealth of experience is a desire to work with an organization that values purpose over profit.

Liesel Maddock

Strategy & Partnerships

Liesel is skilled in communications and strategy and is passionate about building strong partnerships for ethical businesses. She has previously driven global advocacy campaigns mobilising millions of people worldwide to take action. She holds a Post-Graduate in Marketing Communications and a Bachelor of Arts.

Johnathan Lamb

Creative Design Manager

Johnathan Lamb is a recent Industrial Design graduate, with a special flair for storytelling through creative design. He is passionate about using his skillset to create solutions that will have a real-life positive impact on people.

Billie Murphy

Education Programs Manager

Billie is a qualified primary school teacher from the UK. She is passionate about working with our school partners to deliver an exceptional program that enhances student wellbeing and understanding of global citizenship. Billie is an experienced keynote speaker and has presented at corporate events all over the world.

Jemma Arundel

Director of Fundraising and Business Development

Jemma is a driven and experienced fundraising and business leader. Having worked with over 20 non-profit organisations and founded her own fundraising agency, she is passionate about helping organisations grow their income to enable the positive change they are making in the world. She thrives on bringing people together, building teams and empowering them to achieve significant social impact.

Eloise Telford

NGO Partnerships Officer

Eloise is an active and motivated development professional passionate about seeing sustainable, empowered communities. She joins the team fresh from a year in Lucknow, India where she worked on community based solar initiatives. Eloise has a Graduate Certificate of Development Practice and a Bachelor of Arts.

Wendy Summers

Finance Officer

Wendy has professional qualifications in Business Administration, Finance and Marketing. She is passionate about supporting innovative organisations that bring about positive changes for communities on both environmental and humanitarian levels.

Hayley Clutterbuck

Logistics Officer

Hayley has a background in operations and stock processes in the fashion industry. Her travel experiences have made her passionate about working with people to reduce their impact on the world. Hayley recently graduated with a double degree in Business and Creative Industries.

Kelsey Roache

Casual Quality Control Officer

As an undergraduate commerce and arts student Kelsey has gained an intrinsic view and understanding of the fundamental operations of a non-for-profit company. She finds happiness in knowing her time is dedicated to ensuring quality lights are sent to the children.

Russell Gauld

Program Coordinator Vanuatu

Russell is a social entrepreneur, passionate about bringing sustainable practices to the rural areas of Vanuatu. He is our resident expert in Vanuatu, working with local communities for over 2 years.

Trudie Cross

Communications Officer

Trudie has recently graduated with a degree in Media and Communications. She has previously worked as a marketing manager for small businesses. Her passion lies in using communication platforms to engage with and educate community members, leading to a direct, positive impact.

Tara Williams

Festival Partnerships Officer

Tara is a Journalism & Human Services student set to graduate in 2020. As a life long music lover and decade long gig and festival attendee, Tara understands the integral part music plays in people’s lives, and the ways in which music culture can shape attitudes, thoughts, beliefs an actions.

Jason Zhao

Manufacturing Partner (China)

Jason Wang has specialized in solar products for the last 13 years and is passionate about their production. He is a proud partner of SolarBuddy, helping to provide light for those in need.

Lily Win

Dispatch Assistant (China)

Lily is our Chinese based dispatch person primarily working on the WWF account. She is passionate about solar energy and helping those living in energy poverty.

Skye Butcher

Junior Ambassador - Queensland

Skye is a highly motivated Grade 8 student who has raised thousands of dollars in support of SolarBuddy's programs and has assisted with the delivery of our education program within a number of schools. She is passionate about ending the cycle of energy poverty and creating a better world.

Alysha Hall

Junior Ambassador - Victoria

Alysha is an enthusiastic Year 11 student who has been working with the Student Council at her college promoting SolarBuddy and running sessions with younger students to educate them about energy poverty. She hopes to reach out to other schools and Aged Care facilities in the community to spread even more awareness and continue making a difference.