As Manager of Policy and Research at AGL, my focus is to understand how policy settings are driving participant behaviour within energy markets, and to challenge our existing ideas about how those markets are operating. My objective is then to develop new research-based solutions to drive a transition to a sustainable energy future with the best outcomes for customers, businesses, communities, and the environment.
BCom, FCA, GAICD
Brett has over 25 years of experience in senior finance roles in large blue chip industrial companies, with expertise in leading group strategy and finance in the Energy and Utilities sector. Before joining AGL in 2007, Brett held numerous finance roles at BOC in the South Pacific and North America, Email and CSR, which was complemented by his background in chartered accounting at Deloitte.
Cameron Reid is the Program Manager: Rehabilitation & Transition for AGL Energy. In this role Cameron is responsible for providing an operational and governance framework for AGL’s transition to a decarbonised energy future. Previously Cameron was responsible for driving AGL’s policy on climate change, carbon and renewable energy policy. Prior to AGL Cameron was responsible for the coordination of NAB's Corporate Responsibility Reporting.
Cassandra Hogan, joined KPMG in 2007, following a 16-year career in the Power and Utilities Sector, where she worked in senior leadership roles across multiple business units.
Cassandra holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Technology and is an Affiliate Member of the Institute of Charted Accountants.
B.Eng (Civil & Environmental) (Hons)
Cathlin is responsible for the development, implementation and communication of AGL’s sustainability and corporate responsibility strategy, including the delivery of AGL's annual sustainability report. Cathlin also leads the team responsible for managing AGL’s compliance obligations under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act.
Chris is a Digital content producer, with expertise in video, photography and social media. At AGL, Chris brings stories to life, spending his time with some of the amazing people who work at AGL and in the communities that we operate in.
B.Ec (Hons), GradDip.PA
Con is responsible for AGL’s corporate regulatory strategy, maintaining relationships with energy market regulators and relevant Government departments. With experience in both Government and Private sectors, he is comfortable in political and issue complex environments.
David is Westpac’s senior relationship executive with global responsibility for the Infrastructure and Utilities sectors, covering both thermal and renewable power generation. He has a long background in funding energy and infrastructure projects, both from a debt perspective as well as equity.
B.Eng (Chemical) (Hons)
Fiona Orton is Future Grid Manager at TransGrid, responsible for long term electricity transmission planning for NSW. She has over 12 years’ experience working in Australia’s electricity, gas, climate change and sustainability sectors, focusing on the evolution of Australia’s energy markets. She has published several articles on energy policy, regulation and market design in response to changing technological, environmental and consumer requirements.
Gabby has been working on policies and programs for vulnerable customers over the last 4 years and is passionate about creating shared value and social impact and inclusion. She loves collaboration and partnership and is excited about new solutions that can be built in the energy sector to ensure fair and equitable access to all.
Currently Manager of Policy and Research, Gavin has been a passionate energy consumer representative for over 25 years. A representative of AEMC's national reliability panel, AGL’s national customer council, several distribution and transmission consultative forums, the AER and ESC customer consultative group and Energy Consumers Australia reference committee. Gavin’s energy research spans electricity disconnections, pricing impacts, consumer protection and concessions.
B.A (English & Gen.Studies)
With over 15 years’ experience in digital publishing in the Energy and Finance sectors, I strive to make technical content a little more digestible and stimulating. I seek to create and shape thought-provoking articles and multi-media that spark conversation, contain a quotable quote and look good.
LLM (International Law), LLB, B.A (Honours), GDLP
Kurt Winter is passionate about Australia’s energy market transformation, that is being driven by climate change and innovation to support customers’ changing preferences and expectations. Kurt is a qualified lawyer with experience spanning government, private legal practice, industry and the charitable sector both in Australia and the United Kingdom. Kurt manages AGL’s regulatory strategy on new energy and customers markets.
Matthew Warren is a former chief executive of the Australian Energy Council, Energy Supply Association of Australia and the Clean Energy Council. Over the years he has also worked as a journalist, most recently as the environment writer for The Australian newspaper.
Matthew holds a Bachelor of Economics with Honours from the University of Adelaide.
Marg is passionate about helping others. As AGL’s Manager, Corporate Responsibility she develops, implements and manages AGL’s strategic charity partnerships and runs AGL’s workplace giving and volunteering program. Marg has also recently taken on the responsibility of developing AGL’s Reconciliation Action Plan. Marg’s favourite part of her role is being exposed to the great work charities to do make a difference to people’s lives and, seeing so many generous AGL people donating, fundraising and giving their time to others less fortunate.
M.Eng Martin has more than 20 years’ experience in Information Technology and joined AGL in November 2016 as Chief Technology Officer. In this role Martin is responsible for guiding AGL’s technology strategy, fostering new ways of working and harnessing data-driven insights to enrich our customers’ experience. Martin started his career as a developer and is a proactive advocate of driving diversity in technology and supporting the next generation of technologists.
B.Ec, M.Com, GAICD
Melissa has over 30 years’ experience in product, marketing, brand, sales and service in consumer and business markets. This includes leading large scale customer and digital change in the financial services and media sectors. Prior to joining AGL, Melissa held senior roles at NAB, as EGM Retail; Sensis where she led the digital transformation of White Pages; Esanda and Westpac. Melissa joined AGL in May 2017.
Phaedra joined AGL in 2015 as Head of Wholesale Gas leading AGL’s wholesale gas supply portfolio. Subsequently Phaedra was appointed to the role of General Manager, Energy Supply and Origination and she is leading the transformation of AGL’s energy supply portfolio through this dynamic time in the energy market. Her experience spans over 20 years in domestic and global energy markets, having held a variety of commercial, corporate, gas and LNG marketing positions.
B.A (Econ) (Hons)
Richard is AGL's Executive General Manager Wholesale Markets. He has over 24 years’ experience in wholesale energy markets in Australia and the UK. Richard has significant experience in the Australian energy sector including consulting on the National Electricity Market commencement, as well as working at the Electricity Trust of South Australia, the State Electricity Commission of Victoria and Loy Yang Power.
Skye Laris is AGL Energy’s Senior Manager for Strategic Policy and Engagement. She has previously been Chief of Staff to state and federal government ministers in a wide range of portfolios including environment, urban planning, water, and employment, Communications Director at The Climate Institute, and many years ago, a journalist.
She is currently completing her Master’s in Public Administration.
Simon has over 20 years’ experience in IT, both locally and internationally. Simon's entire career has been in technology and program management having worked with NAB, GE and CBA. His significant IT leadership experience in large retail businesses such as CBA Retail and GE Capital Asia Pacific includes leading numerous innovative change and transformation programs. Simon joined AGL in January 2016 as Chief Information Officer.
B.Eng (Photovoltaics & Solar Energy) (Hons), LLB
With eight years’ experience in renewable energy and energy efficiency engineering, and over four years in climate change and sustainability reporting, Theo Comino has a passion for sustainability and in addressing climate change from a practical perspective. His role at AGL as Manager of Greenhouse and Sustainability involves the management of climate change reporting from both a regulatory and non-regulatory perspective along with broader sustainability reporting, climate change policy and associated strategy development.
Tim Jordan is head of investment research at the CEFC. He joined the CEFC after five years at Deutsche Bank. Before that, Tim was senior adviser to the first Australian Government minister for climate change, Senator the Hon Penny Wong. He began his career at the Department of the Treasury in Canberra. Tim has degrees in political science and law from the University of Queensland and an MPhil in philosophy from University College London, where he was a Commonwealth scholar, and a Master of Economics from the University of Sydney.
Assoc. Prof. (Griffith Uni), PhD Econ, B.Ec (Hons), AGIA, ACIS, GAICD.
At AGL, Tim leads the company's public policy advocacy and AGL’s sustainability and ESG strategy. In 2015/16, Tim led the development AGL's Affordability Initiative, AGL's revised Greenhouse Gas Policy and Strategy and the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF) concept. He is a Director of PARF and a member of the Westpac Stakeholder Advisory Council and the Grattan Institute Energy Reference Group.
Tony Wood has led the Grattan Institute’s Energy Program since mid-2011. Since then he and his team have delivered sixteen major reports on energy and climate change and he has developed a strong profile with governments and industry, and is a regular contributor in major media on key energy issues.
Proudly Australian, with more than 180 years of experience, we operate the country’s largest electricity generation portfolio, we’re its largest ASX-listed investor in renewable energy, and we have 3.6 million customer accounts. Our aim is to prosper in a carbon-constrained world and build customer advocacy as our industry transforms. That’s why we have committed to exiting our coal-fired generation by 2050 and why we will continue to develop innovative solutions for our customers.