Francis is a nationally recognised leader in developing strategies to allow businesses to profitably restructure for a low carbon economy. Francis’ mission is to create a world in which energy serves humanity for social equity and environmental sustainability.
He has been awarded a National Energy Award, Australian Energy Efficiency Award, National Trust Energy Management Award, Australian Sustainable Energy Award, Innovation Award and many others.
Currently a partner with Sydney University in an Australian Research Council project on Advanced Retrofit in Non-Residential Projects. Director of the Energy Management Institute, Director and Founder of the Energy Efficiency Institute, member of the Standards Australia Energy Audit Committee and Chair of the Queensland Energy Efficiency Leaders Group.
Francis has appeared on CNN, Channel 10, Channel 9 and ABC as an expert in energy efficiency and solar energy. He has consulted to leading Australian companies including Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Santos, South Bank Corporation, John Holland Group, Delfin Lend Lease, Mirvac, Hamilton Island, Great Barrier Marine Park Authority, Orient Express, Australian Hotel Association and many others.
He has worked throughout Asia and the Pacific working in over 12 countries. He is passionate about dispelling the myth that people have to drastically alter their way of life in order to be efficient – the best economic outcome is more often than not the best environmental outcome.