Our Team

Epho has arguably one of the most experienced management teams in Australia’s solar industry to deliver commercial solar power. Epho’s management team has over 50 years experience combined in photovoltaics. It is this expertise, which gives Epho’s clients the confidence that their expectations will be met.

Oliver Hartley

Oliver Hartley

Managing Director

Oliver Hartley is Epho’s Managing Director and has almost 20 years of experience in solar energy. From 2010 to 2013 Oliver was the managing director of Hanwha Q CELLS Australia, a premium brand of solar panel.

Prior to that, Oliver was the CEO of the thin-film solar company Calyxo in Germany as well as being a board member and chairman of a number of solar manufacturing companies in Europe.

His experience encompasses R & D, strategic business development, sales and marketing and project management. Oliver has worked in the UK, Germany and Australia. He has a PhD, which he carried out at the UNSW Photovoltaic Special Research Centre, Sydney, an MBA from the University of London and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Matthias Huchel

Matthias Huchel

Engineering Manager

Matthias studied electrical engineering with a focus on renewable energy. He started his career in the PV industry installing and monitoring PV systems with sizes of up to 100 kWp in Wales and Brazil.

In 2007 he joined Solar Experts based in Berlin, a company specialised in PV consulting and planning of utility scale PV projects. Amongst other responsibilities he successfully planned large scale solar plants with a total capacity of 40 MWp in Spain, Greece and South Korea. He carried out energy forecasts of these PV plants for his clients as well as investors.

In 2008 Matthias joined the Q.CELLS subsidiary Calyxo GmbH where he provided engineering support to customers and helped improve the product portfolio. He moved to Australia in 2010 to become the lead Solar Engineer of Q-Cells Australia before he joined Epho.

Luke Butterworth

Luke Butterworth

Project and Operations Manager

After becoming a qualified electrical mechanic at the age of 19; Luke embarked on a career in project management, working with Australia’s most respected event management companies.

Luke has been in electrical and audiovisual project management roles for the past 14 years. It is this diversity that has led to Luke’s impeccable time, budget and staff management skills.

In 2010 Luke focused his skills into the renewable energy sector and since then has been responsible for the design and installation of more than 1000 Grid connect and stand-alone solar installations nationally, ranging from 1-106kWp.

He is fully accredited in Grid Connect and Stand Alone design and installation as well as being an electrical contractor in most Australian states.

In 2011 Luke created his own company, CPS Energy, which focused on consulting to renewable energy companies right across Australia. He rapidly earned an enviable reputation as the ‘go to’ person when it came to design and installation that others saw as “Too Difficult”. It is that reputation that led him to joining Epho in 2014 as Project and Operations Manager.