STAFF PROFILE – Kate Turner

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

The best piece of advice I’ve ever received is to pull a pram on a beach and not try and push it. Less of an issue in England but it is coming into use now I live in Australia.

Name a place you have never been to and would like to visit. Why?

I would love to go to Alaska. I find it fascinating the juxtaposition between big industry and natural resources, versus the sheer rawness of the wilderness and landscape. Plus there are over 100 volcanos and its bear to people ratio is 1:21 – that’s pretty roarsome!

Who or what inspires you?

People who push the boundaries of what is possible. This ranges from the Elon Musk’s of the world who decide that the electrification of vehicles should be happening faster so build their own car company; to Bill Gates who is looking for efficiencies in vaccination programs to try and eradicate Polio. Their minds work in such non-linear ways, which allows them to really think outside of the box. I find it fascinating to follow what they do, how they come up with the ideas and how they deal with any failures along the way.

What is one of the biggest challenges facing energy customers today?

I think the energy industry as a whole, investors, producers and consumers are struggling with a lack of direction from those bodies who set the long term strategic direction. Without this the investment won’t come.  The evolution and integration of large scale renewable can’t progress and the industry will ultimately fail to protect consumers from increasing costs. This is usually due to the implementation of second rate policies rather than direct policies, which add unnecessary internal and external costs.

What does a typical day look like for you at Edge?

I am usually working on new projects, doing internal analysis to ensure our clients portfolios are being efficiently optimised or looking into new or changing legislation to our client’s markets. No day runs the same but the outcome is always consistent: to provide the best service to our clients.