Looking to solve today's problems for a better tomorrow.

Energy & emissions consultant
Thought leader & strategic advisor

Carmen Blackler

Carmen is an energy & emissions consultant and advisor who, over a 25-plus year career, has gained a reputation for strategic foresight and successful problem solving. Along with an innate ability to deal with complexity, she has astute planning and delivery skills and a willingness to ask the questions others might not. She seeks to solve today’s problems to facilitate a better tomorrow.



Carmen has a Masters of Technological Futures, a BE (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) and a Diploma in International Marketing.

She has a passion for identifying opportunities and improvements, and better understanding the effect disruptive technologies are having and will have on business.

Her core area of expertise and interest is energy, emissions management and the “fit for purpose” application of technology.


  • Energy and emissions management
  • Strategy, technology and policy development and implementation
  • Innovative thinking, thought leadership and problem solving
  • Relationship/stakeholder management
  • Leadership and change management
  • People, product and project management


Thriving on intellectual challenge and striving for excellence, Carmen has been in a range of consulting, management, technical, product development and operational roles. She takes an honest approach to providing objective views of solutions that are in clients’ best interests.

Carmen has significant experience in the energy sector, including electricity, gas, emissions trading and asbestos management. Her interest in the application of emerging disruptive technology to solve business and social issues, has led to recent experience in managing and developing platform business models and technology.


The Workforce Accommodation Network (The WAN)

Application of knowledge and skills in problem solving also led to the founding a platform-based tech start-up, focussed on addressing the lack of available, affordable accommodation for the seasonal and contract workforce. Evolving a Master’s research project into an online marketplace, and successfully proving the concept in market are key achievements.

The Workforce Accommodation Network (The WAN) was designed as a community-focused online accommodation marketplace that works with businesses to connect their seasonal, temporary and/or short-term contract workers (the flexible workforce) with safe, secure and affordable accommodation options that are right for them, for the time they choose to live & work in our communities.


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