Adam leads a team of electrical engineers, computer scientists, economists, physicists, social scientists and statisticians tackling the complex challenges of Australia’s rapidly evolving energy sector, with a particular focus on delivering an equitable, efficient, affordable and sustainable energy system for all. Adam has a passion for deploying data and data science to deliver public good, particularly in areas of optimal renewable energy integration, effective energy efficiency, and energy poverty alleviation. Adam holds honours and doctorate science degrees from the University of Tasmania, and has been working in CSIRO for the past decade.
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.
Amanda joined AGL in 2016 and is a senior executive with over 20 years demonstrated experience in people strategy to drive high performance, change and transformation across global and ASX50 companies. Her experience spans multiple geographies and industries including financial, media, entertainment, wine and energy.
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.
BA (Economics and Politics), Dip. Management, Dip. Financial Markets (Dealing & Advisory)
Caterina Cassar has worked in the energy industry for over 13 years, commencing her career as a Regulatory Economist at a small energy retailer. She gained exposure across areas such as Regulation, Risk, Strategy, Sales and Pricing and commenced at AGL in 2007. Her current role is AGL's Head of Commercial & Industrial Customers, Commercial Operations.
BEng (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.
Christine is an accomplished and highly versatile senior executive with extensive experience in delivering strong financial and people outcomes in the retail, eCommerce, consumer services and logistics sectors.
She is an experienced professional with a successful track record in managing large and complex teams to drive a balance of commercial, customer and stakeholder results.
BEc (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.
Damien joined AGL in 2013 and has held a number of senior executive finance roles across Retail Energy, Energy Markets and Group Commercial Finance before being appointed CFO in May 2019. He is also a Board member of ActewAGL, a joint venture that governs the electricity and gas Retailer and Distribution businesses in the ACT.
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.
Dean joined AGL in 2017 as Manager Power Development leading AGL’s development of a portfolio energy storage options and has spent majority of his time over the last twelve months pursuing Pumped Hydro opportunities. Dean is involved in internal groups looking at hydrogen feasibility and is keenly involved in the Liddell Innovation Project. His experience spans over 15 years in the market developing renewable energy projects across Australia.
BA LLB (Hons), Mc-ENV
Eleanor is responsible for leading the development of fact base energy policy on a range of issues relevant to AGL’s operations, including the energy transition, integration of energy and climate policy, and social & economic inclusion. A core part of this is close engagement with external stakeholders, including consumer advocacy bodies and business groups.
Liz has over 20 years' experience in the energy sector, managing retail, wholesale, network, pricing and non-pricing consumer protection regulation. She brings expertise in wholesale risk management and major project acquisition and integration, as well as energy forecasting and analysis.
BEng (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.
Hannah joined AGL in March 2020 to support our Future Business and Technology portfolios.
Hannah is a creative storyteller with experience in employee, customer and digital communications. She has a penchant for using data-driven insights to drive business outcomes, and champions the needs of the end user and audience.
Hannah holds a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) from Monash University.
With over 10 years’ experience in energy policy and regulation, Jenessa joined AGL in mid-2018 as a Manager in the Wholesale Markets Regulation team. At AGL, Jenessa is responsible for providing specialist regulatory advice to the wholesale business and driving reform in energy markets.
Jess joined AGL in 2018 as a Communications Manager, and currently looks after our Customer Markets and Future Business & Technology portfolios.
Jess brings experience in strategic communications and writing for digital media across the emergency management, community, and infrastructure sectors. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion, and bringing the stories of our people to life right across the business.
Jess holds a Bachelor of Commerce/Arts and a Masters of Global Media Communication from the University of Melbourne.
LLM , LLB, BA (Honours), GDLP
Kurt Winter manages AGL’s regulatory strategy on new energy and customer markets. He 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 has experience spanning government, private legal practice, industry and the charitable sector both in Australia and the United Kingdom.
Luke Menzel is CEO of the Energy Efficiency Council, Australia's peak body for energy efficiency, energy management and demand response. Luke leads the Council’s work to make sensible, cost effective energy efficiency measures standard practice across the Australian economy.
Luke sits on a number of government and independent advisory committees, and is Vice President of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC).
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.
Nicole joined AGL in 2013 and is a senior marketing and communications professional with over 20 years of experience in developing brand and communications strategy to drive awareness, engagement and positive business outcomes. Her experience spans multiple industries, including energy, wine and publishing.
With an Instrument and Controls background and over 40 years’ experience in Maintenance, Engineering, Project management and Leadership, Nigel’s focus is ensuring safe, reliable and efficient operation of the Loy Yang assets with the Loy Yang team to deliver reliable energy into the NEM.
BEng (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, Carbon Analysis & Reporting 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, BEc (Hons), AGIA, ACIS, GAICD
Executive General Manager Economic Analysis at AEMC, Tim was previously Chief Economist at AGL, leading the company's public policy advocacy and sustainability and ESG strategy. In 2015/16, Tim led the development AGL's Affordability Initiative, 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.