You are cordially invited by The Victorian Vernier Society for Lunch on Thursday the 14th of September @ 12:30pm at The Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, 489 Glenferrie Rd, Kooyong.

An excellent lunch will be served. The meeting will close around 3:00pm.

Please remember to bring cash to our lunch for paying the almoners for any indiscretions for which you may be responsible.

“Speed Networking” is to commence at 12.15 and be managed by Charles.

For financial Friends of Vernier and general admission guests, please book using Humantix :

Please advise by 5:00pm on Friday 8th of September if you plan to attend.

Our speaker will be:

Margarida Pimentel – Group Manager Onboarding and Connections at AEMO

Margarida will explain how AEMO keeps the lights on and will continue to do so despite slowly declining coal generation in a growing economy.

Her LinkedIn profile tells us: An experienced senior manager, navigating the energy industry during a period of dramatic structural change and market reform. Specific expertise in enabling, developing and utilising team capability, developing and implementing change strategies, and building partnerships with stakeholders.

More recently, I have been focused on designing and developing a distributed energy marketplace with customers, communities, market operators, network businesses, market participants and government.
Earlier in my career I have led teams across a range of technical and commercial processes covering both the electricity and gas sectors; been responsible for procurement and negotiation of major transmission network services; developed national energy forecasts at a time of unprecedented industry change; and significantly enhanced and altered the transmission network connection process.

My management style is proactive, developing and delivering strategic plans. I do this through comprehensive consultation with stakeholders and ensuring the best people are allocated to roles that leverage their strengths whilst encouraging their rapid personal development.

Our future program:

  • 12 October
    • Rod Sims   Professor in the practice of public policy and antitrust at ANU
    • Prashant Chand – a numerical model for the human cardiopulmonary system
  • 9 November
    • Andrew Higginbotham – Carbon Revolution
    • Jas Johnston – Candor