• 26-27 October 2022
  • MCEC, Melbourne

Business update: Australia’s dynamic energy landscape in 2021

DURATION

1 hour and 30 minutes

SPEAKERS

The Hon. Matt Kean MP

NSW Treasurer & Minister for Energy & Environment

CHAIR

Luke Menzel

Chief Executive Officer, Energy Efficiency Council

Luke Menzel is Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Efficiency Council, a not-for-profit membership association for businesses, universities, governments and NGOs.

Luke is one of Australia’s leading advocates for the role of energy efficiency, energy management and demand response in Australia’s energy transition. He is Vice-President of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council, sits on the NABERS National Steering Committee, is a member of Standards Australia’s EN001 Energy Standard committee and is the Lead Chair for the NSW Government’s Green Globe Awards.

PANELLISTS

Holly Taylor

Head of Projects, Energy Efficiency Council

Holly leads the Council's projects and partnerships work. She focuses on strategic projects and partnerships that build the market for energy management, facilitating engagement with members and stakeholders, and connecting them with all aspects of the Council's programs.

Holly has worked internationally with private and public sector clients that work on innovative solutions to tackle climate change. While in Europe, she worked for the UN, CDP and, most recently, Salix Finance, where she worked with councils, facilitating the development and delivery of energy and carbon management plans through energy upgrades.

Sally Townsend

Head of Sustainability – Blackmores Group

Sally Townsend is a passionate Sustainability and Communications professional. She has 20 years of experience in the retail and healthcare sectors and specialises in developing strategies with a strong corporate narratives and deep alignment throughout organisations. In her current role as Head of Sustainability for Blackmores Group, Sally has responsibility for the Group Sustainability Vision aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and is working to integrate these commitments into the core business strategy to deliver on the company’s vision for a world where people and nature thrive together. In 2020, Blackmores committed to Net Zero Emissions by 2030 and has progressed the journey to have a deeper understanding of human rights, climate resilience and biodiversity impacts across their global supply chain.

Wei Sue

System Lead - Sustainable Corporates, ClimateWorks Australia

Wei leads ClimateWorks Australia's Sustainable Corporates team, which focuses on accelerating systems change in organisational-level net zero strategies of companies and investors.

Wei recently supported the Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative, working with large corporates in Australia’s hard-to-abate sectors. She has also led a number of projects to develop decarbonisation strategies, including Monash University’s Net Zero Strategy and was the project manager and co-author of ClimateWorks’ Energy Productivity Index for Companies project, publishing the first global energy productivity benchmark of listed companies.  

In 2017-18, Wei gained management consulting experience in the energy sector, working with electricity networks and retailers to develop strategies and plans to integrate distributed energy resources.

Prior to ClimateWorks, Wei was a sustainability consultant, working with government and corporates developing sustainability strategies.

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