Partners in Performance promotes Brian Innes to director

01 August 2023 2 min. read
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Partners in Performance has promoted Perth-based energy industry expert Brian Innes to director.

Initially trained as a metallurgist, Innes has now spent more than a decade and a half focused on supporting clean energy projects, including the past four as a partner at Partners in Performance.

Innes kicked off his career as a business development manager with Advanced Nanotechnology, which was spun out of mineral processing technology first developed at the University of Western Australia.

Partners in Performance promotes Brian Innes to director

During his eight years at the start-up, Innes is credited with developing two key products – ZinClear and Alusion – and for successfully commercialising the transparent zinc sunscreen ingredients.

Since then, Innes has served in a variety of leadership and advisory roles for several alternative energy consultancies, including for over a decade between Energetics and Worley’s consulting business Advisian. In addition, Innes is the founder of Plico Energy, which is described as a community-operated Virtual Power Plant system and is the largest of its kind in Western Australia.

Innes lists clean energy project problem-solving as his core skill, in combining his passion for technology with engineering, finance, and marketing capabilities to create workable concepts and proposals. Among others, past projects have included contributions toward high renewable microgrids and a range of mining efficiency projects across conveyors, ventilation, milling, and haul truck fleets.

“Brian’s 25 years of experience spans industries around the globe, including energy, mining and metals, petroleum and manufacturing,” Partners in Performance stated in a post to LinkedIn. “He is driven to deliver lasting impact for our clients and help them with their energy transition. His dedication to Partners in Performance has been invaluable, and we are excited for Brian to thrive in his new role.”

Commenting on his promotion, Innes said, “It is great to be able to help Partners in Performance’s client base embrace and accelerate their energy transition journeys. The majority of emissions challenges we face do not need steep change or futuristic technologies, we just need the will to make lots of small, economically sensible decisions and to deploy the mounds of available capital as fast as possible.”

Innes’ promotion from partner to director follows the recent addition of fellow energy transformation leader Sandra du Toit as a director in South Africa, where she joined after spending three years with EY, including as energy & natural resources segment leader.