The Team

The experience, skills and networks of our team are an essential asset in creating SolarShare.
This page contains information on SolarShare’s project team.
If you would like information on SolarShare’s directors please follow this link to our Board and Management page.

Principal Executive Officer

Lawrence McIntosh

Lawrence is a founding member of SolarShare and leads the project team. In previous experiences Lawrence was involved in creating the ACT’s first formal jointly owned solar farm located in Kambah. He also project managed several solar installations that were, at the time, the largest in the ACT during a role at Armada Solar. Lawrence’s other business pursuits include PV Lab Australia, a solar panel quality laboratory located at the Australian National University. Lawrence also works part time at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at UTS as a Senior Research Consultant


Clare De Castella

Clare has over 20 years experience in marketing and communications across a range of sectors including renewable energy. She now works for the Australian National University Climate Change Institute. She has a History degree from Cambridge University and a Masters in Environmental Management from the University of New South Wales. She is excited about helping launch community solar into the ACT.

Laura Ealing

Laura works in environmental policy and program management for the federal government. She has previously worked in local government and for a sustainability and urban design consultancy. She has a degree in social sciences from the University of Sydney and is doing a Master of Environment at the Australian National University. In her spare time she loves volunteering on conservation projects, hiking and riding her bike around Canberra and writes a blog on ethical and eco travel. She is passionate about building an empire of community-powered renewables in Canberra.

Matthew Keighley

Matthew has worked in membership, events and communications for SERREE for the past two years. He has a degree in Environmental Studies and is currently studying a Masters of Energy Change, both at the Australian National University. Recently, he has taken a role with the Clean Energy Solutions Centre which supports clean energy policy design and implementation in developing countries.


Rachel Cremer

Rachel’s professional background is in property leasing, management, and compliance for infrastructure projects. She is currently studying for a Bachelor of Sustainability (Cultural Heritage Management) to add to her Town Planning qualifications. Rachel holds a strong interest in principles of sustainable development and how these can make a difference – from small changes at home, through to larger projects – like Solarshare.

Christopher Rea

Christopher Rea works as an ICT project manager within the federal government. He has a physics and electronics degree from Queensland University of Technology, and worked to develop high efficiency solar collectors. He has recently adopted Canberra as his home primarily to support the ACT 100% renewable by 2020 target. He is passionate about the adoption of solar and battery storage for households.

Previous contributors

SolarShare could not be possible without the huge effort put in by some fantastic contributors