Carnegie Clean Energy boss steps down

Dr Michael Ottaviano

Managing director and chief executive officer of Australian wave energy company Carnegie Clean Energy Dr Michael Ottaviano has stepped down after a decade in the role.

The resignation, announced on Friday, is effective immediately with Dr Ottaviano ceasing employment on December 31.

“The company thanks Michael for his unwavering leadership and commitment to Carnegie,” Carnegie chair Terry Stinson said.

“He and the team have taken CETO from a concept through to one of the most advanced wave technologies globally and driven the development of our Northam solar and Garden Island microgrid projects.”

Carnegie has appointed Jonathan Fievez as the new CEO of the company.

“Having held the role of chief technology officer for Carnegie for more than seven years, Jonathan has a deep understanding of business, renewables and technology development and is well placed to lead the continued commercialisation of Carnegie’s CETO technology,” he said.

Mr Fievez is a qualified mechatronic engineer with broad experience covering areas such as research, product development, mechanical and electronic design, intellectual property management and customer liaison.

Prior to his role as Carnegie’s chief technology officer, Jonathan was involved in the design and development of aviation structural monitoring systems throughout Europe utilised in Eurofighter, Eurocopter and A380 Air designs.