Brad Draper, our Managing Director, is a proud Wiradjuri man who lives in Orange in Central NSW and grew up in Cowra/Canowindra. Brad is married to Kim, who is a ‘true’ Orange local. The name “Kenjarhy” is derived from the names of the three children of Brad and Kim (KENdall, JARrod and RHYs).
Brad has worked in the areas of Employment/Training and Mining Services for some 20 years, holding senior positions within Commonwealth and State governments and private enterprise.
The Kenjarhy logo was originally designed by Brad’s aunty, Lorraine Jerries, a Wiradjuri Elder residing in Cowra, NSW. The logo represents the story of Kendall, Jarrod and Rhys. The coloured dots represent the individual children and reflect their different personalities. The children are connected to each other by the white dots. The white dots represent the importance of the continuous connection of family throughout life’s journey, to each other and to Country.
Until recently, Brad was majority shareholder and Managing Director of Kenjarhy Solar, which has successfully completed well over 1,000 residential solar PV installations for the Aboriginal Housing Office throughout Western NSW.
In late 2016 Kenjarhy Solar switched on over 400 solar panels across three different sites belonging to the Australian Department of Defence. Brad successfully secured the competitive contract through the Commonwealth’s Indigenous Procurement Policy. Kenjarhy Solar overcame the challenges associated with installing multiple interstate projects on Defence property, such as differing energy supplier regulations, extreme climatic conditions, remote locations and security restrictions.
Collaboration & Strategic Sourcing
Our team has extensive commercial supply chain and logistics experience across a broad range of industries and at all levels of the process, both strategic and operational. Strategic sourcing provides an opportunity to broaden the scope of procurement to drive better, more holistic decisions that support organisational strategy, deliver the lowest total cost of ownership and drive long-term value.
We collaborate with government and corporate organisations to identify and fulfil opportunities to work with indigenous communities and develop and implement their reconciliation action plans.
At Kenjarhy Energy, our business, products and services, including solar power systems, energy-efficient lighting and green homes, and our organisation culture all reflect our concern for and connection to Country and environmental sustainability.
Aboriginal Sustainable Homes
Aboriginal Sustainable Homes designs, builds and manages all facets of the construction of culturally sensitive green homes that stand the test of time and are compatible with cultural norms and practices of Indigenous communities. We educate in the field of construction, while providing employment and career opportunities for local Indigenous people.
Energy Efficient Lighting
We are obsessively customer-focused and passionate about the environment, energy efficiency and helping organisations to save money. Our LED solutions allow our customers to make dramatic and immediate savings on their existing lighting power bills, lighting maintenance costs and carbon footprint.
We access all government incentives to enable organisations to #SwitchtoLED affordably.
The process of converting sunlight into electricity using PV systems produces zero greenhouse gas emissions. Australia has the highest uptake of solar globally. We have established a supply chain for superior solar panels from Tier 1 manufacturers; panels of high quality, efficiency, reliability, performance and return on investment. Our designers, engineers and installers are all industry accredited.