National Forum 2020


Please note, these are subject to change.

Tony Wood (TBC)
Energy Program Director, Grattan Institute

Tony has been Director of the Energy Program since 2011 after 14 years working at Origin Energy in senior executive roles. From 2009 to 2014 he was also Program Director of Clean Energy Projects at the Clinton Foundation, advising governments in the Asia-Pacific region on effective deployment of large-scale, low-emission energy technologies. In 2008, he was seconded to provide an industry perspective to the first Garnaut climate change review.
In January 2018, Tony was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his significant service to conservation and the environment, particularly in the areas of energy policy, climate change and sustainability. In October 2019, Tony was elected as a Fellow to the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.

Brad Archer (TBC)
CEO, Climate Change Authority

Brad Archer has extensive experience working on climate change, renewable energy and energy market policy issues. He joined the Climate Change Authority in November 2018. Previously, he was head of the International Climate Change and Energy Innovation Division in the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy, where his responsibilities included advising on clean energy innovation, Australia’s greenhouse gas inventory, and international climate change policy. Brad has been working on climate change policies for the Australian Government since early 2011. Prior to this he worked on a range of issues in the Treasury, which he joined in 1991. Brad holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from UWA and a Master of Information Management from UNSW.

Darren Black
Chief Executive Officer, OzHelp

Darren is a former Army Officer and UN Peacekeeper who, since leaving the Military, has transitioned to community sector leadership. Darren has led both national and state-based community organisations for more than a decade, including the CEO of Outward Bound Australia and the NSW PCYC (Police Citizens Youth Club). Darren has a MBA from Melbourne Business School, is a graduate of the Harvard Strategic Perspectives in NFP Management Program and recently completed a study tour at the Stanford Centre on Philanthropy and Civil Society sponsored by Perpetual Trustees.

Darren has a strong commitment and passion for mental health and suicide prevention. He is currently leading OzHelp’s national growth and aims to see workplace mental health receive similar priority and focus as physical health and safety.