Trevor St Baker AO

Trevor St Baker AO

Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Trevor has more than 60 years of experienced in the energy and electricity industries, holding many roles both within Australia and internationally.

In 1980, Trevor established ERM Consultants Pty Ltd, Australia’s first specialist energy consulting practice. In 2006 he went on to establish ERM Power Pty Ltd (renamed Sunset Power in 2013) which became Australia’s largest energy retailer. He still serves on Sunset Power’s board as Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chairman.

In 2012 Trevor established the St Baker Energy Innovation Fund (StBEIF) to provide financial backing, business input, and mentors to founders of new disruptive technology businesses aiming to break into global markets.

In 2016, Trevor was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) ‘for distinguished service to business and commerce as a leader and executive in the energy sector, and through philanthropic support for a range of health, arts and Aboriginal youth programs’.

In 2019, Trevor was appointed as Chairman of Great Southern Energy.

Trevor has been Chairman and Non-Executive Director of the Tritium Board since 2013.

Jeff Phillips

Jeff Phillips

Non-Executive Director

Jeff spent his formative years in Taree, NSW, before completing a traineeship with BHP Steel in Newcastle, NSW, where Jeff earned his qualifications in Electrical Engineering. In 1993, he joined his family’s historic business, Varley, in 1993 as head of the Aerospace division and became Managing Director of the company in 1995, a position he still holds.

Jeff has transformed the small family engineering business into an extremely successful, reputable, and diverse company with more than 1,000 employees at multiple points in Australia and around the world.

Jeff was appointed to the Tritium Board in 2012.

Martin Gafinowitz

Martin Gafinowitz

Non-Executive Director

Martin has more than 25 years of international and industry experience. In 1992 he joined Veeder-Root, a major supplier of automated tank gauges across the world, as Director of Marketing and Sales. In 2002, Danaher, Gilbarco was acquired by Danaher the Danaher Corporation, and became Gilbarco. In 2003, Martin was appointed as President of Gilbarco’s North American business and provided leadership to point-of-sales systems and station equipment.

In 2005, Martin was appointed to the position of Global President of Gilbarco Veeder-Root. In 2016, Danaher spun off several subsidiaries, including Gilbarco Veeder-Root, to create Fortive.

Martin now has global responsibilities for Fortive’s Transportation Technologies and Franchise Distribution Platforms.

After Gilbarco’s investment in Tritium, Martin was appointed to Tritium’s board in 2018.

Brian Flannery

Brian Flannery

Non-Executive Director

Brian is a mining engineer with more than 40 years of experience with development, engineering, construction, and management of open-cut and underground mining projects in Australia and overseas.

Prior to its merger with Felix Resources Limited in 2005, Brian was Managing Director of White Mining Limited. After the merger, he was Managing Director of Felix Resources Limited and Yancoal Australia until September 2010.

He has been Managing Director of White Energy Company Limited since 2010.

Brian was appointed to the Tritium Board in 2017.

Dr David Finn

Dr David Finn

Founder, Executive Director and Chief Growth Officer

David, along with Paul Sernia and James Kennedy, founded Tritium in 2001 to commercialise the lightweight motor control technology they developed for their solar car racing team.

At Tritium, David has been intrinsically involved in the development of technical and specialised projects which not only include the company’s award-winning and world-leading EV DC fast chargers but also electric submarines, cryogenic cooling systems, underground mining vehicles, and uncrewed aerial vehicles.

David was Tritium’s CEO from its founding until earlier this year when he stepped down to focus on applying his strategic and innovative leadership, and broad management and engineering experience to his new role as Chief Growth Officer. David remains an Executive Director on Tritium’s board.

David has a PhD and a Bachelor of Engineering (hons) and Bachelor of Science from the University of Queensland.

Stephen St Baker

Stephen St Baker

Non-Executive Director

Stephen has a background in the energy sector and is a Director of the St Baker Energy Innovation Fund (StBEIF), an organisation founded in 2012 by his father, Trevor, to provide financial backing, business input, and mentors to founders of new disruptive technology businesses aiming to break into global markets.

Stephen was appointed to the Tritium Board in 2013.

James Kennedy

James Kennedy

Founder, Executive Director, and Chief Technology Officer

James, along with David Finn and Paul Sernia, founded Tritium in 2001 to commercialise the lightweight motor control technology they developed for their solar car racing team.

James has more than ten years of experience in specialised electronics design and manufacturing and has directed engineering operations at Tritium since 2005.

James has a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from the University of Queensland, and is a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland.

Dr Paul Sernia

Dr Paul Sernia

Founder, Non-Executive Director

Paul, along with David Finn and James Kennedy, founded Tritium in 2001 to commercialise the lightweight motor control technology they developed for their solar car racing team.

Paul has more than 15 years of experience working with technology-based companies globally. He has also worked closely with universities and research institutes across a broad range of scientific fields including energy, engineering, and nanotechnology.

Paul is passionate about electric mobility and the positive changes it is bringing to cities all over the world. He is committed to helping to deliver world-class experiences for EV owners world-wide.

Paul has a PhD and a Bachelor of Engineering (hons) and Bachelor of Science from the University of Queensland.