Gas 2015 Securing Australia's Energy Future

SPEAKERS

 

 

Matthew Canavan
 
Matthew Canavan is a Senator for Queensland.
 
Matthew is passionate that the Senate should strive to represent regional areas, and that is why he has based himself and his office in Rockhampton in Central Queensland.
 
Matthew believes that to create a stronger Queensland, we need to:
  • support our job-producing industries; 
  • protect the small against the powerful; 
  • promote property ownership, and
  • help families have children.
Sourced: http://www.mattcanavan.com.au/

James Purtill

James Purtill is Director-General, Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Queensland Government

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ian Macfarlane

 Ian Macfarlane is the Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council, a non-executive director of Woodside Petroleum, the Chairman of the Innovative Manufacturing Co-operative Research Centre, a member of the University of Queensland Rural Clinical School Toowoomba Community Advisory Committee, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ian was elected to Federal Parliament as the Member for Groom in October 1998 and is Australia’s longest serving Federal Resources and Energy Minister and the Coalition’s longest serving Federal Industry and Innovation Minister with over 14 years of experience in both Cabinet and shadow ministerial positions. Ian has extensive experience across the resources and energy, agribusiness, science and innovation, skills and training and manufacturing and industry sectors. Ian retired from the Federal Parliament in May 2016.

Before entering federal politics, Mr Macfarlane was one of the country’s most active agripoliticians. Mr Macfarlane previously farmed peanuts, sorghum and wheat, and ran cattle in Queensland’s Burnett region. He was President of the Queensland Graingrowers Association for seven years, President of the Grains Council of Australia for two years, and simultaneously.

 

 

 

 

Robin Smit

Robin Smit is a managing scientist at the Department of Environment and Science in Brisbane, and a honorary senior fellow with the University of Queensland. He obtained a M.Sc. degree in Air Quality from Wageningen University in the Netherlands (1994) and a Ph.D. from Griffith University in Australia (2006).

He is chair of the Transport special interest group of the Clean Air Society of Australian and New Zealand (CASANZ) and a member of the European Research Group on Mobile Emission Sources. He has close to 25 years work experience in emission, air pollution and climate projects in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.

Robin’s work is published in national and international scientific journals. He has also presented at various conferences, discussion panels and has lectured in both the Netherlands and Australia.

Peter Gilbert

Peter Gilbert is the Executive Director of the LPG Association of NZ, which also administers the NZ Gas Association. He is also the member of the NZ Standards Approval Board, Chair of the New Zealand Standards Gas Sector Board, Chair of the New Zealand Gas Community Group and a member of a number of Standards committees. Gilbert was originally trained in the UK by British Gas and has remained in the gas industry in a variety of roles all of his working life.

Teegan Modderman

Teegan Modderman is a registered Psychologist and the Manager of the Leadership and Culture Strategy Unit for Workplace Health and Safety Queensland. Teegan is a passionate advocate for workplace mental health and aims to support industry to make a sustainable change in the way organisations prevent risks to psychological health, promote positive workplace practices, intervene early to minimise distress and support recovery.  

 

 

 

Paul Davies

is the Project Director for the NTC’s Reform Maintenance program. His role includes reviewing and refining national and model laws, to keep them contemporary and to balance community needs. Paul has spent over 15 years in policy development, across a variety of environmental, energy and transport policy roles in the Commonwealth and South Australian governments. His experience includes collaborating with industry, community and government stakeholders to develop and deliver transport policy and projects in state, national and international forums. Paul has a Bachelor of Engineering with First Class Honours and an Advanced Diploma in Government Management.

Jimmy Thomson

Jimmy has 30 years international experience within blue chip organisations such as Rio Tinto, St.George Bank, and Lloyds Banking Group. Jimmy has consulted, facilitated and coached across the UK, and also USA, China, Mongolia, Singapore, and France as well as Australia. Since joining The Jonah Group in 2014, he has successfully managed & delivered Safety Culture and Mental Health transformational programs within industries such as Energy, Mining, Construction and Manufacturing.

 Norm Mcilfatrick

Norm has strong executive background across energy, transport and infrastructure in both private and government sectors. He was CEO of electricity utility Aurora Energy for five years before spending 10 years as Secretary of two Tasmanian Government agencies, most recently for six years in the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources. Norm is a strong advocate for transport reform, having been a Commissioner of the National Transport Commission and a member of number of national reform boards. 

 

 

 

 

Naomi Frauenfelder

 Naomi Frauenfelder is the Executive Director of the TrackSAFE Foundation. Naomi, representing the Australasian Railway Association (ARA), in partnership with rollingstock manufacturer and supplier UGL, worked to establish TrackSAFE in 2012. TrackSAFE was set-up in response to a push from industry to do more to help rail employees exposed to trauma on the network.

Previously, Naomi worked for the ARA as General Manager Industry Development where she represented the interests of Australian rail manufacturers and suppliers. Prior to that, she worked in a Project Management role for the Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB).

Naomi holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree from Monash University in Melbourne.

 

Dr Ewan Ward

Dr Ewan Ward is the Director of CERT Australia’s Brisbane office, a position he has held since January 2012. CERT Australia is the national Computer Emergency Response Team, responsible for providing cyber security advice and assistance to Australian business.

Before joining CERT Australia, Ewan was the Director for Cyber Security Policy in the Attorney-General’s Department in Canberra. He has carried out a range of national security-related roles in the Australian Government during his career. He joined the Australian Public Service in 1999 as an analyst at the Office of National Assessments (ONA). Since then he has worked at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, ONA and the Attorney-General’s Department.

 

 

Dr Dennis R Van Puyvelde

Dennis Van Puyvelde is Energy Networks Australia’s Head of Gas. In this role he manages work programs and strategic projects for the Gas Committee and its related technical, marketing and carbon policy reference groups. He leads the development and implementation of advocacy strategies for gas distribution businesses.

Dennis is a solution focused innovator, having led the development of Gas Vision 2050 – an industry wide future vision for the gas industry. Dennis has also secured support from Australia’s gas networks businesses for the Future Fuels CRC.

Dennis has over 20 years’ experience in the energy sector, with particular emphasis on low emission technologies, including gasification, biogas, carbon capture and storage and hydrogen.

Dennis has a PhD and Honours degree in Chemical Engineering and a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Leadership.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ian Macfarlane

Ian Macfarlane is the Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council, a non-executive director of Woodside Petroleum, the Chairman of the Innovative Manufacturing Co-operative Research Centre, a member of the University of Queensland Rural Clinical School Toowoomba Community Advisory Committee, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ian was elected to Federal Parliament as the Member for Groom in October 1998 and is Australia’s longest serving Federal Resources and Energy Minister and the Coalition’s longest serving Federal Industry and Innovation Minister with over 14 years of experience in both Cabinet and shadow ministerial positions. Ian has extensive experience across the resources and energy, agribusiness, science and innovation, skills and training and manufacturing and industry sectors.
Ian retired from the Federal Parliament in May 2016.
Before entering federal politics, Mr Macfarlane was one of the country’s most active agripoliticians. Mr Macfarlane previously farmed peanuts, sorghum and wheat, and ran cattle in Queensland’s Burnett region. He was President of the Queensland Graingrowers Association for seven years, President of the Grains Council of Australia for two years, and simultaneously held executive positions on the Queensland and National Farmers’ Federations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Nick Smith

Nick is the Director, Energy Programs and Services within the Department of Premier and Cabinet in South Australia.

Nick leads the team responsible for the delivery and implementation of energy programs and community education, including off-grid remote power, demand management, energy efficiency and productivity, the Energy Advisory Service and an Energy Partners Program focusing on low income households and affordability.

In addition, Nick is responsible for the delivery and operation of the South Australian Government’s 276MW emergency generators and leads a number of areas related to renewable hydrogen and its safe development locally and globally.

Nick holds a Master’s in Business Administration, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy.  Previously, Nick was with Elgas, a member of the Linde Group, held advocacy roles with Gas Energy Australia and LPG Australia, as well as having extensive experience in leadership roles across the construction materials industry.

 

 

 

 

Sean Blythe

Sean Blythe is the Chief Executive and founder of NGV Group which is a gaseous vehicles and refuelling Infrastructure business with a focus on Australian and South East Asian markets. It employs staff in Melbourne and Perth and has established relationships with leading vehicle original equipment manufacturers and suppliers in Australia including Volvo/Mack, Isuzu, Mercedes, Hyster and Toyota.

He is also the Director and owner of Envirotrans which is a consulting business focusing on CNG, LNG, LPG, H2 technology, vehicles, CNG compression and business development/operations.

Sean has over 25 years experience working in and with a variety of companies in the LPG, natural gas (distribution, retailing, LNG & CNG) and manufacturing industries in Australia and overseas. He holds achieved a Masters in Management, a Graduate Diploma in Environmental Studies and a Bachelor of Science.

 

 

 

 

Captain Walter P. Purio 

Captain Walter P. Purio is the managing director of P and H Marine Australasia Pty Ltd and currently assists oil and gas companies in Australia to develop their strategies to provide LNG as a marine fuel to the Australasian region. He acts as CEO of the LNG Marine Fuel Institute and serves as a marine advisor to Woodside Energy Ltd and Karara Mining Ltd providing marine expertise, insight and advice specific to government, resource and oil and gas company marine issues as they explore the potential to develop a sustainable regional and global footprint and establish an LNG as a marine fuel industry in the Southern Hemisphere and Asia Pacific region. Captain Purio is a seasoned maritime industry executive who has worked across several marine disciplines including commercial shipping, marine finance, marine compliance, naval operations, offshoring, mining and support to the oil and gas industry and holds a BS degree from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and MBA’s from the University of Chicago and the Katholieke Universitat Leuven, Belgium.

 

 

 

 

 

David Tyler

David has been a Director of the World LPG Association (WLPGA) since 2009. His responsibilities include programs to improve standards and business practices throughout the global LPG industry. David has written guidelines on good business practices and run workshops for the WLPGA in South America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia covering all aspects of downstream LPG operations. He is the focal point for over 100 WLPGA members in the Asia-Pacific region.

David established his consulting company, LP Gas Business, in 1996. It operates out of Perth, WA. Before that he worked for Shell International, running LPG businesses in Asia.

His area of expertise is the LPG business from primary storage through to the consumer.

David is a chartered engineer, has a post graduate diploma in management and holds patents for LPG related equipment.

 

Marco Quaranta

Marco Quaranta’s experience in transport and automotive industry goes back 32 years, when he started with IVECO in Europe. He then moved to different roles, both technical and commercial, before moving to Asia where he was business director for South East Asia region. IN 2006 he moved to Australia, in the role of Sales Director, and since 2010 he covers the role of Product manager for Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.

 

 

 

 

Simona Tomevska

Simona is a Stakeholder Engagement Manger at Standards Australia. She is the Engagement Manager for the Energy Sector, which encompasses electricity and electro-technology, oil and gas and mining. She has a Bachelor of International Relations (Hons) and a Bachelor of International Business. Simona has been at Standards Australia for over 2 years, firstly as a Project Manager involved in standards development, and then moving to the role of Stakeholder Engagement Manager. She currently works with a wide variety of stakeholders in the energy sector, representing industry, government, research, testing and consumer interests.

 

 

 

 

Alan Smart

Alan Smart is a Senior Associate in the Sydney office of ACIL Allen Consulting. He consults on economics policy and strategy in the resources, energy, and infrastructure sectors.

Alan has expertise in energy markets, energy security and forecasting and advises the petroleum, gas and electricity industries on market outlooks, infrastructure and regulation. He has directed the LPG supply and demand survey for the past 10 years and has a deep interest in the gaseous fuels industry.

Alan has qualifications in Engineering and Economics and is a Chartered Professional Engineer. He is also Chair of the Tasmanian Spatial Information Council.

 

 

 

Matt Elischer

Matt Elischer is the National Compliance Manager for Toll Group.  He graduated from RMIT with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) and has spent most of his 24 years working with heavy vehicles in research, regulatory and now industry roles.  Previously, Matt worked at the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) involved with establishing the new regulatory body and laying the foundations for access management.  He also worked at the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) leading national research programs to improve the safety and productivity of heavy vehicle combinations and their interaction with infrastructure and other road users.

 

Tony Wood

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.  From 2009 until mid-2014, he also had a role as 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 such as solar and CCS.

Prior to these roles, he spent 14 years working at Origin Energy in senior executive roles covering retail and LPG line management and corporate affairs. In 2008, he was seconded to provide an industry perspective to the first Garnaut 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.

 

Craig Newland
Craig Newland is the Technical Director at the Australian Automobile Association.  He holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and has more than 20 years experience in the automotive sector, having worked in industry, government and a not-for-profit association.  He has spent a large part of his career in vehicle safety but now works in a variety of fields related to motoring and mobility including road safety, fuels, vehicle emissions.  His current work focuses primarily on road safety and vehicle emissions and their implications for consumers.

 

Craig Jennings

Craig Jennings is the Manager for LNG Fuels at Woodside, Australia’s largest independent oil and gas company. Woodside operates 7% of global LNG supply, including the landmark North West Shelf project and the Pluto LNG project.

Craig has been with Woodside for 13 years and has extensive experience in LNG. His roles have spanned engineering, projects, strategy and commercial across Woodside’s LNG ventures.

Craig is leading the planning for Woodside’s LNG Fuels hub in the Pilbara, and is leading work with industry to support the uptake of LNG fuels to displace diesel and oil fuels in the mining and shipping sectors.

 

Craig James

Craig James is the Executive Chairman of Mine Energy Solutions and a Director of The Intelligas Group.

Mine Energy Solutions, established in 2014, is a Joint Venture between Sime Darby, a Malaysian based Fortune 500 company and the IntelliGas Group, a privately owned Australian gas technology specialist which has developed a world patented suite of components and processes for the production, storage, dispensing, processing and utilisation of High Density Compressed Natural Gas (HDCNGR).

Craig enjoyed a 28 year international career with the Royal Dutch Shell Group and was formerly Vice President Downstream Global Projects for Shell International completing more than 50 business turnaround projects in Shell operating units across the globe.

Prior to leaving Shell in 2013, one of the Business Units Craig was accountable for was an Australian based Downstream LNG start-up.

Craig is a former Director of the Australian Institute of Petroleum and 15 Shell Group Company Directorships including Shell Company of Australia Limited and Shell Refining Australia Limited.

 

Thomas Dargue

Thomas is the Manager of Markets and Advisory at Edge Energy Services. He has a quantitative background in market analytics and risk management. Thomas has held senior management roles responsible for providing advice to some of the largest generation portfolios in the NEM. He has also worked at the energy market operator providing planning of the electricity and gas markets for the coming 30 years. Thomas bring unrivalled knowledge of the energy markets gained through participation and energy advocacy. He holds undergraduate and post graduate qualifications in business law and finance.

 

Robert Pope

Robert Pope is the General Manager of Gastech Engine & Equipment Pty Ltd and Gastech Environmental Engines UK.  He has been a past President and Board member of the Institute of Metals Australasia and holds qualifications in Engineering and Metallurgy. He has been active in the Australian Industrial Gas Industry for in excess of 45 years and has held many senior rolls in the promotion of various alternative gaseous fuels, inclusive of LNG, CNG and LPG. His current position at Gastech encompasses the Research and Development of various automotive engine designs to accept alternative fuel technologies. His international experience includes the roll-out of these technologies in Indonesia, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

 

David Jeffery

David is the Director of Air Quality for the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy. His team coordinates the Australian Government’s contribution to the National Clean Air Agreement and administers the national Product Emissions Standards scheme, which regulates emissions from non-road petrol engines. David has been involved in environmental policy and environmental law for more than 15 years, with roles in the Commonwealth and NSW governments and the not-for-profit sector. He has degrees in law, science and environmental economics.

 

Ili Atiqah
 
Ili Atiqah has 8 years of experience in the energy industry. She has been active in the area of LPG industry for domestic demand and her international experience includes programs and consultancies in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Maldives, Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, New Zealand and Pacific islands. Ili knows and understands the importance of creating the perfect match between customer and solution – in our world nothing is final. It is always possible to improve and rethink what we do, and innovation is consequently the most forward-looking solution.”It is our vision to be the world’s most innovative and outstanding provider of benefits, solutions and services to the gas business.