Mesh Weerackoon awarded Chloe Munro Scholarship

Press Release - 26 October 2022

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Lumea is delighted to announce Maheshini (Mesh) Weerackoon, Acting Director Technical Services, has been awarded Clean Energy Council’s Chloe Munro Scholarship for Transformational Leadership.

LUMEA is delighted to announce that Acting Director Technical Services, Maheshini (Mesh) Weerackoon, has been awarded the Clean Energy Council’s Chloe Munro Scholarship for Transformational Leadership.

Now in its second year, the scholarship is awarded to ten women who are emerging leaders in the fields of clean energy, energy management and carbon abatement.

Mesh is one of the three recipients who will undertake the Executive Ready course, a seven-month development program for middle to senior leaders facilitated by Women and Leadership Australia.

Lumea Chief Executive Officer, Richard Lowe remarked “Mesh's selection for the Chloe Munro Scholarship rightly recognises her unmistakable contribution to our sector. I am very proud of the knowledge, expertise and drive she brings to Lumea, and I look forward to witnessing her future achievements.”

Mesh said she is committed to championing women in the energy sector, and hopes that through this scholarship, she will encourage more women to join the industry. 

“Its an exciting time for the energy sector, and it’s never been more important to uplift women, and break down the barriers to encourage more of us to consider a career in the industry,” said Ms Weerackoon.

“I look forward to learning and developing myself through the scholarship in order to amplify women’s voices in the workplace.”

Clean Energy Council Chief Executive, Kane Thornton, said “Skills development, knowledge-sharing and mentorship play an essential part in improving the representation of women in leadership roles.”

“The benefits in creating greater equity in leadership will go beyond the renewables industry.”

 Lumea is proud to be a member and sponsor of the Clean Energy Council.