Craig Wood is the Chief Executive Officer of Vast Solar, an Australian company that is commercialising world-leading solar thermal renewable energy generation technology. Vast Solar is developing at 20MW solar thermal plant with 12 hours of dispatchable storage at Port Augusta, South Australia with support from the Australian Government, as well as the 50MW North West Queensland Hybrid Power Project located in Mount Isa, Queensland. The NWQHPP uses Vast Solar’s modular tower solar thermal technology, PV, batteries and gas reciprocating engines to deliver low cost, continuous and reliable energy that is 80% carbon free. Craig joined Vast Solar from leading Australian private equity firm Archer Capital where he worked for 12 years as an Investment Director and portfolio company CFO. His power industry career began in Lehman Brothers’ New York Power and Utilities Group and, prior to that, as a mechanical engineer in the oil and gas industry.