Australian Solar Institute – Positioning for Growth

The Australian Solar Institute (ASI) is a $150 million commitment by the Australian Government as part of the expanded $5 billion Clean Energy Initiative.  The Institute aims to drive collaborative, focused research and development that will have a major impact on the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of solar technologies.


Following a successful first year of operation the ASI is now positioning for future growth.


Olivia Coldrey, in the role of Investment Director will be responsible for implementing the ASI’s strategic agenda in the key areas of RD&D investment and international engagement

Eric Lemon, in the role of Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer will be responsible for monitoring and evaluation of the ASI portfolio in addition to the ASI’s financial reporting and CAC Act obligations and supporting the ASI Board.


As a result of growth in its R&D portfolio and scope of activity, the ASI is now also seeking candidates for the two exciting new roles of Knowledge Manager and Portfolio Manager.


The position of Portfolio Manager reports to the Investment Director and will proactively manage the ASI’s R&D project and skills development portfolio, acting as the primary ASI relationship manager at project level.  In addition to managing and monitoring the existing portfolio, the Portfolio Manager will assist the Investment Director with investment strategy and work closely with the Knowledge Manager and CFO to capture portfolio learnings.


Portfolio Manager:

The position of Knowledge Manager reports to the Executive Director and is focused on the ASI’s key role of knowledge building and the collation and dissemination of information relating to solar technology, the R&D portfolio and key Commonwealth deployment programs such as the Solar Flagships program.


Knowledge Manager:

The ASI welcomes applications from persons interested in a 2-3 year secondment from their current employer, subject to the ASI agreeing satisfactory terms and conditions with the parent organisation.  Selection for positions will be made on the basis of merit and potential secondees will be assessed on the same basis as all other applicants.


Initial enquiries, in complete confidence, can be directed to Forsythes Recruitment who is undertaking the initial selection process on behalf of the ASI.

Portfolio Manager: Sam Wallace, Senior Consultant, on 02 4935 3500 or 0409 928 211

Knowledge Manager: Sue Flanagan, Senior Consultant, on 02 4935 3500 or 0414 186 767


Alternatively, to submit your application, please email