Contributor Profile

Ed McManus

Job TitleCEO

Company NamePowershop


Ed became the Chief Executive Officer of Powershop Australia in January 2016. 

Beginning his career as a medical research scientist, Ed followed a commercial path and spent several years working for one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, GlaxoSmithKline, where he worked in Oncology, Vaccines and respiratory medicine. During his tenure as head of GSK’s respiratory business, it accounted for more than a third of GSK’s entire revenue.  

This was followed by a move into the media industry, working for REA Group’s in roles across sales and marketing, operations, and pricing strategy. 

In 2014, Ed made the decision to do something that would positively impact the future of his children’s lives and sought out an opportunity in the renewable energy space. This led to his leap to Powershop, ranked by Greenpeace as Australia’s greenest energy company (2014 & 2015), where he joined as General Manager. 

In his role as Powershop CEO, Ed is driving a unique service that gives customers transparency and control like they’ve never had before over a key part of their household budget – their energy bill. With a strong and growing customer base, Powershop powers more than 70,000 households and businesses from across Victoria and New South Wales. 

Ed is excited by the challenge of trying to make a connection with customers in an industry where trust is currently low. But it’s also the idea of being a part of a business that strives to have a positive impact on the future of the planet that pushes him daily. 

Ed holds a Bachelor of Science from Trinity College Dublin and a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Dundee. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Ed now calls Australia home and lives in Melbourne with his wife and two daughters. 


Conference Sessions

  • Market Developments 2: Building a Robust Clean Energy Sector by Looking at New Business Models, Skill Requirements and Commercial Needs

    4 Oct 2016, 3:25 PM - 4:45 PM, Room 217

    The electricity industry of the future and what it will look like The changes that put the electricity industry at the forefront of innovation 100 years ago is...

    • Language: English
  • Opening Plenary

    4 Oct 2016, 8:00 AM - 10:20 AM, Rooms 219/220

    8:00 Welcome from the Chair: Kane Thornton, Chief Executive, Clean Energy Council 8:10 State Ministerial Welcome: The Hon Liliana D’Ambrosio MP, Minister for E...

    • Language: English

Opening Times
Wed 11 Oct Exhibition 9.00am – 5.00pm
Wed 11 Oct Networking Event 5.00pm - 6.30pm
Thur 12 Oct Exhibition 9.00am – 5.00pm

Registration opens 8.00am

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