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Recording: Saving energy on dairy farms webinar

Wednesday 17 May 2023

Take control of your energy use and save!

Watch this webinar to learn some easy actions you can take to reduce energy costs for your dairy shed, and then the steps you need to take for greater energy optimisation that will deliver energy and emissions savings for years to come.


  • Jarrod Leak Chief Executive Officer, Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity (A2EP)

  • Elissa McNamara National Lead Climate and Energy at Dairy Australia

  • Gabriel Hakim Dairy business consultant

About Gabriel Hakim

With over 30 years of experience working in the dairy and energy industries, Gabriel has worked with a variety of farms, schools and other institutions Australia-wide. He is well known throughout the Australian dairy industry and has an intimate understanding of its needs and workings; from the grass roots dairy farmer through to the Government and commercial sectors. Gabriel has trained farmers, students, veterinarians, and milk harvesting technicians in areas such as mastitis control, milk quality, dairy hygiene, refrigeration, milking machine performance, and their inter-relationships. Gabriel has a Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness and various other industry-related qualifications and has completed a Master of Engineering (Sustainable Energy) through RMIT University.

About Jarrod Leak, CEO of A2EP

Jarrod Leak joined the Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity (A2EP) as Chief Executive Officer after a long career with Swedish engineering company, Alfa Laval, most recently as Managing Director and Cluster President for its Oceania and South East Asian operations. Jarrod has a great depth of experience across a range of industries, with significant expertise in implementing innovative technology-based sustainability and energy productivity solutions.

About Elissa McNamara, National Lead Climate and Energy at Dairy Australia

Building from a technical base in Science and Engineering, Elissa has driven change in the sustainability space for over 20 years. She has a deep passion for, and expertise, in climate change mitigation and adaptation, energy, water, and the circular economy. Her strengths are in collaboration, strategic planning, complex problem solving and stakeholder engagement for transformation. She has led major pieces of strategic advice to the Victoria Government, addressing the energy transition, the pandemic, the recycling crisis and decision-making in the water sector. She has also worked closely with dairy farmers in previous roles.


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