Clean Energy Council

Kane Thornton is Chief Executive of the Clean Energy Council, the peak body for the renewable energy and energy storage industry in Australia.

Kane has almost 20 years experience in energy policy and leadership in the development of the renewable energy industry. He has been at the forefront of the development of the clean energy sector into a global clean energy superpower, influencing and driving the politics, policies and initiatives that have been critical to the industry’s growth.

Kane has broad management and leadership experience having previously worked for IBM, Hydro Tasmania and DFAT based in Japan. He has held a range of advisory and board roles with government and non-government organisations in the climate change and energy sector including as the Chair of leading national community organisation Renew and the Deputy Chair of Sustainability Victoria.

Kane is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, has a Masters Degree in Social Science and Bachelor of Information Technology. He grew up in regional Victoria, is an enthusiastic road cyclist and dedicated father of two teenagers.