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Principal, Lloyd Mine Consulting
Andy has over 30 years experience in the resources industry. He retired from Rio Tinto in July 2013, having held a number of commercial positions with the Rio Tinto group in Papua New Guinea, Australia, and the UK within the copper, aluminium and energy businesses.
Andy is currently a member of the Federal Government's Emission Reduction Assurance Committee which oversees the methodologies for the creation of carbon credits required for the operation of the Emission Reduction Fund.
Until 2012 he was a member of the Federal Governments' advisory group for the Energy White Paper. He played a leading role in the development of Rio Tinto's response to climate change, and the development of low emission coal technologies.
Andy was a founding director of Global Coal Ltd, a successful on-line coal exchange developed in 2001 by the coal industry. He has served on the Boards of the World Coal Institute and Australian Coal Association.
He is currently a Director of Developing East Arnhem Ltd, which has recently been created by the Northern Territory Government and Rio Tinto Alcan to promote economic development of the East Arnhem region in the light of the curtailment of the alumina refinery in Gove. Andy's past directorships include ASX listed Coal and Allied Industries (CNA), and Energy Resources of Australia (ERA), and in Namibia of Rössin Uranium Ltd.
Andy holds a degree in Business Administration and Natural Resource Management, and is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Manager Government Relations, BHP Billiton
Emmet joined BHP Billiton in 2014 and is based in Melbourne where he is responsible for engagement with the Australian Government. Prior to joining BHP Billiton, Emmet worked at the Minerals Council of Australia and held a range of roles in the Victorian Public Service and with Victorian State Government Members of Parliament.
Emmet has experience in government relations, industry policy and regulatory reform issues affecting the energy and resources sector.
Emmet holds a Master of International Relations from the University of Melbourne; Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Social Science (Policy and Research) from RMIT University.
Partner, Piper Alderman
Anne is a Partner of the national law firm, Piper Alderman.
She specialises in dispute resolution and commercial litigation, and for over 20 years has acted for clients in a range of industries and sectors, including energy and resources. She regularly advises on joint venture issues, and contractual and other disputes.
Anne has also worked at international law firms in London and Sydney. She has a first class Honours degree in Law from the University of Adelaide, and a Bachelor of Arts (Jurisprudence), majoring in politics.
Executive General Manager, People, Strategy & Stakeholders, TransGrid
Greg has a strong background in supporting the development of the Australian renewable energy market, and is passionate about aligning network business decisions with consumer priorities.
Before joining TransGrid, Greg held leadership positions at Sustainable Solutions, ClimateWorks Australia, and McKinsey & Company, where he advised governments, companies and organisations on questions of strategy and sustainability.
Director, UQ Energy Initiative
Greig Chris is Professor of Energy Strategy at University of Queensland and Director of the UQ Energy Initiative. This is a university wide initiative providing strategic leadership for energy research across all of the faculties and institutes within the university. The initiative covers energy production and utilisation, electricity generation and distribution and transportation fuels for both fossil fuels and renewable resources. The scope of research activities ranges from engineering, material sciences and mining research, to social policy, economics and environment, reflecting the specific challenges facing Australia with its abundant and cost competitive coal and gas resources and an economy that is heavily reliant on fossil fuels.
Prior to joining the University, Chris had 25 years of project and executive experience in the industrial, mining and energy sectors, both within Australia and abroad. Most recently he was Project Director for ZeroGen Pty Ltd which undertook a comprehensive study of the feasibility a large scale IGCC plant integrated with CCS in Queensland. That project also completed one of the largest onshore CO2 storage exploration and appraisal programs undertaken globally.
Chris has Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Master of Engineering Science and PhD, all from the University of Queensland.
Managing Director, Jacobs Australia
Peter joined the Royal Australian Air Force as an apprentice electrical fitter in 1963 at the age of 16. He continued with his studies and was commissioned in 1973 as an Engineering Officer. Peter held command positions responsible for aircraft engineering and maintenance and staff positions responsible for F-111 and Space projects. Peter served overseas in Malaysia and was based in Sacramento, CA where he was the project development officer for the F-111 avionics upgrade working with the USAF. Peter resigned from the RAAF in 1998 after 35 years of service.
He then spent time as a maintenance consultant and a business development director for an aerospace company before joining Jacobs in 1999. Since that time he has been responsible for leading the Jacobs Defence and telecommunications business in Australia.
While with Jacobs Peter has been involved in a numerous acquisitions both globally and in Australia and seen the Jacobs business in Australia grow from 21 people to around 6,000.
Executive Director – Corporate Services & Company Secretary, Alinta Energy
Daniel has more than 15 years’ experience in corporate assurance and governance roles, developing out of a background in enterprise risk management, health, safety and asset protection and workers’ compensation.
In his current role with Alinta Energy, Daniel is responsible for corporate governance, people and culture, safety, sustainability and asset protection as well as oversight of strategic support functions including legal and company secretarial, government relations, regulatory compliance and communications. Daniel joined Alinta Energy in 2011 as Chief Risk Officer, and took on responsibility for Corporate Services in late 2013.
Prior to joining Alinta Energy, Daniel’s experience included roles at Qantas, followed by almost 10 years with Goodman Fielder in a range of senior roles including Group Insurance Manager and Chief Risk Officer.
General Manager Public Policy and Government Engagement, Origin Energy
Managing Director, ResourcesLaw International, Australia
Founder, Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chairman, ERM Power Limited
Trevor has over 50 years experience in the energy industry, including 23 years in planning and leadership roles within NSW and Qld public utilities.
In 1980 Trevor founded companies which have evolved into ERM Power. For the first 15 years it operated as a successful boutique energy advisory firm. In the late 1990’s it transformed into a private power development company. Since 2006 it has successfully diversified to become an integrated energy company which operates electricity sales, generation and gas businesses. Today ERM Power is well on its way to achieving its aspiration to become the preferred energy supplier to business customers across Australia.
Trevor plays an active role in the broader energy industry with current positions including Chairman of the National Generators Forum Limited, and non-executive director roles on the boards of Queensland Resources Council Ltd, Master Electricians Australia Limited and Safety Connect Australian Pty Ltd. Trevor is also founding director of SMR Nuclear Technology Pty Ltd, and is an investor and director of an electric vehicle fast charge developer and energy storage research company, Tritium Pty Ltd. He also co-founded St Baker Wilkes Indigenous Educational Foundation Limited, of which he is the Chairman, and the St. Baker Family Philanthropic Trust.
National Industry Leader, Energy & National Resources, KPMG
Growing up juggling languages in his native Canada helped Ted hone his ability to analyse situations from multiple perspectives. In his role as Industry Leader, Energy & Natural Resources, Ted is sought after for his skilled adaptation of knowledge from one sector to help find solutions to complex challenges in another, technology acumen and collaborative working style. Bringing corporate sector operation processes to the government-led reforms to the power and utilities sector, is one example of how Ted strives to add value and learning to every project he’s involved with. Understanding the client's needs and knowledge gaps, as well as their end goals shapes his approach to building a project team. It also guides his work when assisting other areas of KPMG involved in a client’s project.
While others may have been content with playing air guitar when travelling, Ted once again found a superior solution. In this case, using advanced engineering and a traditional guitar to create a folding guitar that’s perfect for taking on the road. Ted’s not telling if he’s found a solution to packing his sea kayak yet.
General Manager, External Affairs and Joint Venture, INPEX
Bill Townsend is General Manager, External Affairs and Joint Venture at INPEX.
In this role, he leads a 30-person team responsible for managing the company's government and community relations, corporate social responsibility, regulatory approvals and compliance, communications, media relations and branding as well as joint venture management.
Bill joined INPEX in 2006 and is a member of the Ichthys LNG Project Executive Committee.
Beginning his career as a US Navy submarine officer, Bill entered the oil and gas industry in 1994 as a Business Advisor to BP Russia based in Moscow. Further commercial and external affairs assignments with BP followed and include the Shah Deniz gas project in Azerbaijan and the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline project in Georgia as well as additional roles with BP in the Caspian region.
Bill arrived in Australia in 2004 to take up his immediate past role as the Joint Venture Coordination Manager for the North West Shelf Ventures at Woodside Energy.
He has a BA (Political Science) from Northwestern University and an MBA from Dartmouth College.
Submission to the Finkel Committee on Security of the NEM, November 2016
"An Australian Energy Vision" - The Institute's submission to the COAG Energy Council, August 2016
Report on Meeting of COAG Energy Council, August 2016
The Institute’s submission to the COAG Energy Council, August 2016.
Public Policy Paper 6/2016: The "Pressure Cooker" effect of intermittent renewable generation in power systems
Public Policy Papers: A compendium of Key Points (to Sept 2016)
Since May 2013 the Institute has published thirteen Public Policy Papers.
Click here to view the compendium of key points.