A speaker with the right spark
Christopher Dean is the CEO and co-founder of Choice Energy, an energy consultancy specialising in helping small to medium sized businesses, headquartered in Melbourne with more than 4,000 customers across Australia and New Zealand.
After working in a range of sales and management roles and transitioning to the energy sector, he met with many commercial businesses who felt increasingly powerless in the face of rising energy costs. In 2015, he co-founded Choice Energy, designed to help businesses (and homes) use less power from the grid, and pay less for the energy they use.
By 2017/2018, Choice Energy had experienced growth like no other – recording almost 1000% growth in three years and won Smart Company’s Smart 50 Award, declaring Choice Energy as the fastest growing SME business in Australia.
Under Chris’ leadership, in March 2020, Choice Energy was placed #2 on the Australian Financial Review’s FAST 100 as the second fastest growing business in Australia.
Chris has proudly shared his successes and challenges as a keynote speaker at The CEO Institute, scoring a 9.75/10 average rating from members over his last three presentations.
Friendly, energising and deeply passionate, learn more about Chris below, and what he can bring to your next event, podcast or collaboration.
Media engagements and interviews:
November 2018, Australian Ageing Agenda, 8 ways to cut energy use
November 2018, active CEO podcast, interview with CEO Chris Dean
May 2019 - Industry Leaders,Foxtel’s Aurora Channel
June 2019, The Ballarat Times, “Solar energy install a good fit for plastic recycler”
July 2019, Shepparton News, Expert Tips on Solar
September 2019, The Hotel Conversation, Choice Energy Saves Australia Hotels Association more than $2 million
September 2019, Onya Magazine, How Beer is Leading the Way for Australia’s Sustainable Future
October 2019, Energy Source and Distribution,How to grow a sustainable business by looking after your employees
- November 2019, Food processing, Solar-powered beer for craft breweries
Recent speaking events and engagements:
How aged care facilities can reduce their operational costs
Partners: Council on the Ageing, Financial Sustainability in Aged Care
How waste businesses can reduce energy costs and environmental impact
Partners: Victorian Waste Management Association
Topic: How food and beverage business are reducing their impact and costs
Partners: Cider Australia
Helping breweries becoming financially and environmentally sustainable
Partners: Independent Brewers Association
Waste and energy management for your business
Partners: Frankston City Council and the Victorian Waste Management Association
Recognised for all the right reasons
Under Chris' guidance and direction, Choice Energy has proudly grown to be recognised by leading bodies in business and development
I was working in a previous role and one day I spoke with three clients in one street; each client was on different energy tariffs despite sharing a similar demographic and usage.
I knew there was an opportunity to offer a rounded solution - both energy brokering plus energy efficiency. Alan (Gill – Executive Director) and I recognised a grey area of making energy clear, simple and accessible. We knew that if we could get customers better rates first, we could then look at how to invest their cost savings to use less energy.
We also wanted to offer a service where customers had just one point of contact for all their energy needs. We would manage and underwrite the solar. Since then, we’ve grown from strength to strength.
Leadership, sustainability and the future of business
As a leader in the energy space for over a decade, Chris bring to any forum, event or podcast a wide perspective on business, leadership and the energy market with a natural and relatable perspective. Topics Chris can speak to include:
Australia’s energy crisis and other energy news
The power of group buying
Commercial solar opportunities in Australia and New Zealand
The uptake of electric vehicles
Business growth & start-ups, having experience in registering 4 ABNs, with differing degrees of success.
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