Solar Choice

Management Team

Angus Gemmell, Managing DirectorAngus Gemmell - Managing Director

Angus founded Solar Choice Pty Ltd in 2008 with the objective of providing Australian solar energy consumers with market transparency, and the tools to make well informed comparisons. He set about building a nationwide network of over 100 leading installers, and designed Solar Choice's patented quote comparison software and innovative Commercial Tender Management Platform that has now served over 85,000 Australian homes and businesses. In 2010 Angus expanded the business to the UK as Solar Selections. He also now acts as developer of a number of very large scale solar farms across the National Electricity Market.

Prior to founding Solar Choice, Angus graduated with a law degree from UNSW, and later achieved the highest score in the NSW Bar Exams before practicing as a barrister in Sydney for seven years. He acted in a number of high profile defamation cases against Channel 7 and The Bulletin magazine, as well as for federal political figures. He is an avid adventurer, a former recipient with friends of “Australia’s Young Adventurer of the Year Award” by Australian Geographic, and has embarked on numerous expeditions including a six week solo kayak journey down a remote river in Mongolia, white water kayaking expeditions in Venezuela and Norway, and a month long expedition up Africa’s Congo River in 2007 to track and film a rare species of Great Ape called the bonobo. Angus has had a long standing passion for the study and conservation of bonobos, and is the co-founder of the Bonobo Conservation Initiative (Aust). He married the gorgeous Libby Munro in 2013!

Nigel MorrisNigel Morris - Commercial Projects Specialist Advisor

As Solar Choice's Commercial Projects Specialist Advisor, Nigel is a key member of the team. He supports the Solar Choice Commercial team as a consultant, bringing the benefits of more than 21 years of experience to Solar Choice customers.

Since 2009, Nigel has run his own successful consultancy business, Solar Business Services, which specialises in strategic and business development advice for companies in the solar industry. Prior to starting his own company, he spent 12 years in a variety of senior management roles with BP Solar, who were at the time the largest solar company in the world. He also spent 5 years in a medium-sized solar retailer before BP Solar, where he was involved in sales, manufacturing, installation and management.

His experience has provided him with unparalleled insight into virtually all facets of the solar energy industry, and whilst having focused on the Australasian region, he has also benefitted from significant international exposure.

Matt LasauceMatt Lasauce - Installer Network Manager

Matt started Solar Choice in 2010, since then advancing to the rank of Senior Broker, as well as now holding his key title role of Installer Network Manager.

As Installer Network Manager, developing and managing new and existing installers on Solar Choice's large and diverse network is crucial to keeping clienetel happy. This position requires working with multiple organisations across Australia to ensure their offerings in relation to product and price are kept up-to-date as well as an in-depth knowledge of each business to help provide solutions to their financial goals by providing tips on marketing strategies.

Matt holds a National Diploma in Communications, Electronics and Computing and held team Leader positions back in his native UK with some of the leading providers of business process management service solutions. These high-level customer interaction roles have helped Matt develop some of Solar Choice’s small facilitated residential jobs as well as large-scale commercial jobs.

In his spare time he is a keen footballer as well as an avid watcher of all sports.

Yang GuoYang Guo - PV Engineer and Commercial Energy Analyst

BEng. Electronic Science and Technology (CUMT, Xuzhou, China); MEng. Photovoltaics and Solar energy (UNSW); Master of Technology and Innovation Management (UNSW)

Yang is uniquely qualified to work as Solar Choice’s in-house engineer and business case analyst, having completed his Masters in Photovoltaic Engineering at UNSW as well as an accounting major in a second Masters of Technology and Innovation Management (also at UNSW). Prior to living in Australia he completed a bachelor of electronics engineering at the China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT).

His wholistic knowledge of solar PV allows him to integrate a strong understanding of technological considerations with the spectrum of business and financial models, from commercial projects through to large-scale solar farms.

In his personal life, Yang is an avid photographer and a fan of science fiction. He also plays tennis regularly and has also picked up hiking as a hobby since moving to Australia.

Dave BorgogniDave Borgogni - Accounts Manager

David joined the Solar Choice team in 2009, after completing his bachelor degree in Commerce Finance at Macquarie University.

As the head of the accounts department, he holds the responsibility of keeping all the various supplier accounts in order, ensuring the financial aspects of the business run smoothly on a daily basis, keeping a close eye on all financial accounting matters.

As the longest standing employee of Solar Choice, having now been with the team for 4 and half years, he considers himself a core team member who enjoys working beside his collegues in the relaxed office environment. David has a passion for all sports and the great outdoors in general and considers himself an avid traveler.

James MartinJames Martin - Analyst and Online Development Manager

James came on board with Solar Choice in 2010 as a contributor to the company's blog and in 2011 assumed the role of Analyst and Online Development Manager. Whilst continuing to write for Solar Choice's blog, James also oversees all of Solar Choice's online communications, search engine optimisation & other online development efforts. He is responsible for composing Solar Choice's monthly Solar PV Price Index articles.

James holds a Master's degree in Environmental Management from the University of New South Wales. and an undergrad degree in philosophy from Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He has a keen interest in developments in the renewable energy field, with a a focus on solar PV technology and energy efficiency & energy efficient building design.

Since the beginning of 2013, James has been working remotely for Solar Choice from New York City.

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