Board of Directors

Merredin Energy has an experienced board of directors.

Jon Biesse

Jon Biesse is the non-executive Chairman. Jon is the Chief Investment Officer of Hoperidge Capital, the Family Office of Rod Jones. Jon was previously a Director of Corporate at Argonaut Limited, and has extensive corporate and financial experience across a range of industries and countries. Jon holds a first-class honours degree in Natural Resource Management from The University of Western Australia, a post-graduate diploma in Applied Finance and Investments from Finsia, and is a graduate of the AICD.

Lindsay Ward

Lindsay Ward is the CEO of Merredin Energy as well as an Executive Director. Lindsay is an experienced senior executive having worked in a broad range of industries over the past 25 years, including power generation, gas transmission, ports management, rail haulage, resources, mineral processing, transport and logistics at General Manager, CEO and MD level. Lindsay manages other infrastructure assets for Palisade.


James Hann

James Hann is a Non-Executive Director and Investment Director of Palisade Investment Partners. Immediately prior to joining Palisade, James was a Vice President in Macquarie Capital’s Principal Investments team at Macquarie Group. Over a period of 9 years at Macquarie Group, James focused on origination, execution and asset management of Macquarie Capital’s investments which including traditional infrastructure including PPP’s and renewables, industrials, resources and real estate.

Shane Jones

Shane Jones is a Non-Executive Director. Shane was Project Manager at Merredin Energy during construction and commissioning. He is the founding Managing Director of Melchor, and Hoperidge Engineering. Shane also is a director Perth Energy, CEO of Aust-Asia Energy. Shane has over 15 years’ experience managing engineering and infrastructure projects across the power generation and O&G sectors.

Senior Management

Danny Agnoletto

Danny Agnoletto is the CFO of Merredin Energy. Experience includes CFO of ConnectEast, real estate management group ING Real Estate Investment Management, Hudson Conway and Spotless Group. Danny has worked on some of Australia’s iconic projects, including Melbourne’s EastLink tollroad and Crown Entertainment Complex and Sydney’s WestConnex tollroad.

John Delicato

John Delicato John is the General Manager of Merredin Energy. John is a Senior Executive Operations / Maintenance / Construction Manager with particular expertise in the management and administration of Infrastructure/Projects varying in nature and size within the power, manufacturing and oil/gas sectors across Australia and the Pacific.