5 August 2021

Iris Energy appoints new senior executives

Iris Energy is delighted to announce that it is expanding its management team with the appointment of three new senior executives as it pursues global initiatives focused on Bitcoin mining powered by renewable energy.

Iris Energy has appointed:


Joanna Brand
General Counsel and Company Secretary

Joanna is a senior executive, lawyer and company secretary with nearly 25 years’ experience in corporate governance, capital markets, M&A, infrastructure projects and regulator engagement across multiple jurisdictions and in listed organisations. Joanna was previously General Counsel and/or Company Secretary at ME Bank, Jetstar Airways, Billabong International and Epic Energy, and has also held senior legal positions with Alinta Energy, ExxonMobil and QGC.


Catriona McLeod
General Manager – Commercial

Catriona is an experienced developer and manager of renewable energy investments having worked most recently with ESCO Pacific in Australia and Octopus Investments in the UK. Catriona has brought more than 50 utility scale renewable energy projects to financial close, totalling over 1GW.


John Juarez
General Manager – Commercial

John was most recently head of financing for Public Private Partnerships and major projects across the energy, transport and digital infrastructure sectors at Macquarie Capital for 15 years. In that role, John arranged financing for over $20 billion of infrastructure assets.


Iris Energy CEO Jason Conroy said “We are delighted to have attracted senior executives of such a high calibre to our business. Together they bring years of experience in energy infrastructure, renewable energy and major project development and complement the skills and background of our management team.”

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