BCG has supported my growth and enabled me to see the world from new perspectives.
My passion is figuring out how we can use new technologies and business models to transform our society toward a low carbon future. BCG has given me the opportunity to understand the challenges and opportunities of enabling renewable energy from the perspective of those at the center of the transformation in both Australia and the US.
In my first year, I had the opportunity to advise a national energy retailer on the expected uptake and impact of solar PV, battery storage, and fuel cells on the Australian residential energy market. BCG has encouraged my passion and allowed me to chart my own course to build expertise and experience in an industry that I am passionate about. In 2015, BCG supported me to set up a 12-month secondment with an electricity utility in Hawaii to develop new products and services to enable their transition toward 100% renewable energy.
Dan has a bachelor of aerospace engineering and commerce from Monash University. Prior to joining BCG, Dan worked for a renewable energy consultancy and ran major nonprofit projects for NGOs in Australia and South Africa.
Q: What is a typical day like for you?
A: Every day at BCG is different. The work ranges from working with senior client members to understand the real problem, developing a hypothesis in collaboration with BCG experts, testing that hypothesis through analysis, and presenting our recommendations.
Q: What international experiences at BCG have been the most interesting for you?
A: Spending 12 months living in beautiful Hawaii, working with an electricity utility to develop new products and services to support their transition toward renewable energy. My focus was on leading the development of a community solar program that would allow customers to buy an interest in the output of a utility scale solar farm instead of installing solar panels on their roof.
Q: What are some of your volunteer or charitable work experiences?
A: In 2014, I spent three months living in Cairns working with the Cape York Institute through BCG’s support of the Jawun corporate secondment program. I had the opportunity to work with indigenous leaders from around the country to design a new partnership between government and indigenous people to deliver better outcomes for indigenous communities.