Yorath Briscoe

Yorath Briscoe

Melbourne - State of Victoria

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About me:

Perceptive leader with an eye for opportunity, creativity, technology, performance, quality and execution – with a unique mix of business, technical and life experience, having worked as a senior executive in Australia, the EU and the US.


Certificate Yale University
Certificate Yale University
BA Honours University of the Arts


Head of Commercial Operations V-Power New division start-up • Embedded Utility Networks • Energy retail, Telco, NBN, PV PPAs, Gas and Water retail

Brand and Trademark development for new divisions of existing Telco.

140MW originated, negotiated and converted with clients at C-suite level, on contract and behind-the-meter PPAs.

Divisional and commercial set up – Electricity, Telco, NBN, PV PPAs – Gas and Water retail – TBA.

Budgets (CAPEX and OPEX) and long-term forecasts delivered for PV PPA division.

Budgets (CAPEX and OPEX) and short-term forecasts delivered for electricity retail division.

Procurement – EPC and O&M – Sourcing, contract negotiations, management and oversight / direction.

Off-take, IT and billing negotiations with all stakeholders, for electricity retail and renewable energy divisions.

Targets for PV PPAs set and on course to deliver.

Application for AER licence / authorisation in progress, to launch electricity retail division.
Commercial and Operations Director Madison Australia National (ex WA) solar PV retailer, installation and engineering company • ~5MWP installed per annum – residential and commercial • Voted the number 1 National solar company in Australia 2014, 2015, 2016* • 1st SME to become a Qantas Loyalty Business Partner • Over 3,500 residential and commercial installations • Boost Solar Power – Online subsidiary

$25k initial start-up capital, $4.5 million revenue in 1st financial year

Develop Multiple Retail and Partner sales channels – Qantas, manufacturers, aggregators etc

Hiring and training of sales, marketing, customer care, operational staff and sub-contractors.

Oversee operations, logistics, quality control and execution of all divisions, products and services.

Contract negotiations undertaken at executive level.

Setting and adhering to pricing, budgets, and KPIs.

Client and project financing.

New business – Commercial / B2B.

Brand / product launches and ongoing marketing support / direction.
Managing Director Design Group Miami Full service creative agencies – Integrated advertising • Brand consultancy and strategy • Visual Identity • Business development consulting • UX development • PR • Publishing • Media strategy and buying • Contract publishing

Managing Director and Executive Creative Director.

Business development, origination and pitch work ~2 new clients per quarter, mean per annum.

Responsible for budgets, cashflow, financials and KPIs.

Creative and strategic direction / execution of clients’ marketing activities – Brand, creative (through-the-line), identity, PR and media.

Client, staff and vendor management.

Supplier negotiations, buying and management.

Quality control of creative, production and operations.

Lead on M&A activities and conversion of final sale.
Creative Director Financial News Financial News • eFinancialNews • eFinancialCareers;
B2C and B2B Publishing (Globally) • Recruitment • Conferences • Advertising and design consultancy

Management of Creative and Production departments – Budgets, meeting and/or exceeding KPIs, hiring and training staff.

Brand, company and product launches.

Technical training and quality control of Sub-editor department.

Re-brand of group, sub-brands / divisions and all products (through-the-line).

Print negotiations, buying and management.

Logistics management –
London, New York, Paris, Frankfurt and Hong Kong.

Website strategy and design – 1st News website(s) in the world to charge clients for advertising and 1st to charge consumers for content.

Direction, design and quality control of all products.

Event concepts, launches, promotions and advertising.

Agency division clients (not including advertisers);
Deutsche Bank • Emirates • ING • PriceWaterhouseCoopers • UBS Warburg

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