Dominique La Fontaine
Dominique La Fontaine is the CEO of the newly formed Clean Energy Council, following the amalgamation of Australian Wind Energy Association (Auswind) and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) representing the clean energy sector and 25% of Australia's electricity production. Prior to the merger, Dominique was the Auswind CEO from January 2005.
She has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Assessment and Land Use Policy).
Dominique is one of Australia’s leading wind energy authorities with high level expertise in policy, research and technology across the wind energy sector. She has provided policy advice to Governments and agencies, along with policy forums and the private sector in energy demand and supply, energy management, greenhouse and renewable energy policy and markets.
Playing an integral role in the association’s national activities for major wind development, wind energy standards and technical issues, Dominique is also well renowned for her advocacy of wind energy through political lobbying and public speaking with the aim to mainstream the use of wind energy worldwide.
She has also contributed substantially to industry, local government and community groups in positions such as Victorian Coordinator Timber Communities Australia (formerly Forest Protection Society), Executive Officer of Timber Towns Victoria and Rural Senior Policy Advisor with the Municipal Association of Victoria.
Dominique is a Board member of the Global Wind Energy Council, participates in the Australian Pacific Partnership for Clean Development and Climate (APP) – Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation Taskforce and is a member of the amalgamation steering committee tasked with merging Australia’s three sustainable energy associations. She has also served on the Victorian Private Forestry Taskforce and the Private Forestry Council.