Gas 2015 Securing Australia's Energy Future

Speaker Bios

Barry Goldstein

Executive Director
South Australia Department of State Development

Barry Goldstein has more than 30 years international experience in energy businesses.

He is Executive Director for South Australia’s Energy Resources Division (ERD) within the Dept. for State Development (DSD). Barry leads a team of geoscientists, engineers, licensing and royalty specialists, and support staff responsible for simultaneously sustaining trust with the public and industry. This team is focused on the design and delivery of policies regulation and investment attraction that drive resource projects to meet community expectations for net outcomes. In the interests of informed communities, the ERD published a Roadmap for Unconventional Gas Projects in December 2012. The ERD team is also responsible for developing policies for, auditing and collecting resource royalties.

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Frazer Hill

General Manager Networks Commercial
Jemena

Frazer Hill is the General Manager Networks Commercial for Jemena responsible for the commercial leadership of Jemena’s gas, electricity and recycled water distribution networks. Frazer brings to his role a diverse breadth of experience with expertise in FMCG, media, financial services, government and not-for-profit sectors as well as across the entire energy supply chain. Frazer’s career has been built on relationship building and communication skills as well as passion, determination and resilience.

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Brett Goldsworthy

Researcher
Australian Maritime College

Recently completed the first year of a PhD at the Australian Maritime College. Have a BSc (Hons) from the University of Tasmania. Began working in 2011 on projects associated with quantifying ship exhaust emissions in the Australian region. Co-author of a journal paper describing the first detailed study of ship exhaust emissions for the whole Australian region, including ports, anchorage areas, coastal waters and international transits, using ship movement data from the Automatic Identification System. Member of a team that recently completed a study of the impacts on health of ship related fine particulate matter within the greater Sydney region.

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Ronald Grasso

Head of Corporate & External Affairs ANZ
CNG Industrial

Ronald Grasso has been the Head of Corporate and External Affairs, Australia and New Zealand, for CNH Industrial since late 2013; previously occupying the position of Director, External Affairs and Institutional Relations for Iveco Australia. He has extensive experience in dealing with various external stakeholders – such as government, the media and other strategic partners – in his capacity as a corporate affairs professional.

Prior to joining Iveco and subsequently CNH Industrial, Ronald held various senior positions within Toyota Australia, including as head of government affairs and trade policy. During his time at Toyota, Ronald played a lead role in the 2008 Australian automotive industry policy review; the company’s involvement in the Treasurer’s Business Roundtable on Climate Change; representations on CO2 vehicle emissions standards; and in major co-investment negotiations.

In his current role, Ronald is responsible for representing the group in corporate-level dealings with key stakeholders on issues as diverse as industry & trade policy and defence procurement – across three sectors: manufacturing, agriculture and construction. Ronald is also responsible for overseeing corporate brand identity (reputation), internal & corporate communications, corporate social responsibility and issues management.

He is also a member of CNH Industrial’s ANZ Executive Management team.

He has a Master of Commercial Law, specialising in international trade law, and a Bachelor of Business from Monash University.

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Peter Haenke

Senior Manager Corporate Responsibility
NRMA

Peter is an energy, carbon and sustainability industry professional with 20 years experience in strategy, business development, facilitation and project implementation. Currently, Peter leads NRMA’s thought leadership in the areas of sustainable mobility and fuel security. He also coordinates group-wide carbon performance improvement and reporting.

Prior to NRMA, Peter assisted Origin to establish low-carbon and carbon-offset products and established an Emerging Technologies function within to assess and respond to the potential impact of disruptive energy technologies.

Prior to that, Peter spent 13 years consulting in the field of energy and carbon management and led the Climate Change & Sustainability practice for Energetics, Australia’s largest specialist energy & climate change consultancy.

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