Stuart’s experience covers the energy value chain, starting as an upstream field engineer, later as an energy market reform & strategy consultant and ASX-listed clean tech co-founder. He served on the Climate Change Authority board from 2016 to 2021 and continues his interest in policy development, serving on the Institute on Science for Global Policy – Pathways to Hydrogen Energy Futures Advisory Panel.
As Energy Transition Partner, Stuart works with Startupbootcamp’s global clients, overseeing energy transition programs and helping breakthrough digital and deeptech founders fulfill their potential.
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Through his private consultancy practice, Benji is currently a strategic advisor to both the Centre for New Energy Technologies (C4NET) and Future Fuels CRC, with previous clients including Bioenergy Australia. His recent engagements include flying the flag for community energy, battery and solar market development in the City of Greater Bendigo and nearby regions, through providing expert thought leadership as a guest speaker at public and stakeholder forums, and moderating the CEO panel at the Australian Hydrogen Forum 2022.
Prior to that, Benji was Jemena’s Energy Policy Manager for more than 13 years He played a key role in shaping Jemena’s energy policy advocacy and stakeholder engagement approach over the last decade while actively representing their policy interests both directly via many industry associations including Energy Networks Australia, Ai Group, Australian Pipelines & Gas Association, EV Council of Australia, Hydrogen Mobility Australia, as well as research bodies such as the Future Fuels CRC.
Benjy is the Deputy Chair of The Energy Charter’s industry working group, the first whole-of-sector initiative to address customer expectations. Benjy also works closely with a wide range of consumer advocates, energy businesses, policymakers and other key stakeholders on energy policy matters.
Andrews current role is the DSO/DERMS System and Architecture lead at CitiPower, Powercor and United Energy. He has an engineering background in SCADA, Communications and Controls in power transmission, distribution and generation and a Masters degree in Renewable Energy focussing on DER integration.
Andrew is the Chairperson of Australia’s EL-062 Smart Energy, mirror for IEC Systems Committee Smart Energy where he represents Australia as a member of IEC SyC Smart Energy JWG3/WG2 which develops the roadmap and development plans for IEC smart energy. Andrew is also a member of Standards Australia Smart Cities and Smart Energy Advisory groups.
John has an extensive track record developing analytical capability to drive the energy transition, working across academia, industry and government. Key achievements include:
- Building a national renewable energy assessment platform on behalf of ARENA
- Leading a cross-government energy data strategy on behalf of the Commonwealth and
- Building an energy analytics tech company
John now leads the CSIRO’s energy networks research portfolio, which includes:
- the National Energy Analytics program, enhancing Australia’s energy forecasting and system planning capability with the AEMO
- the network visibility, DER integration and EV integration research programs, working with network businesses across Australia.
David Prins is a highly accomplished consultant and project manager, with extensive international consulting experience and expertise in strategic, regulatory and commercial issues. With over thirty years specialising in the application of effective regulation and competition in electricity and gas industries, David thrives on understanding how regulation and competition inter-relate in energy markets, and helping his clients to navigate the often difficult environments in which they have to participate and engage.
David has provided advice to public and private sector clients throughout Australia and New Zealand, as well as in Europe, Asia, and North America. Much of his recent work has focused on advice on consumer facing issues in energy and water industries, including regulatory proposals of energy network businesses, smart metering in energy and water industries, and energy pricing and margins. Within Australia, he has worked extensively on national energy market and regulatory arrangements, and also jurisdictionally in all of Australia’s states and territories. He is a recognised international expert in the areas of cost-benefit analysis, the regulatory and commercial challenges of the rollout of smart meters, consumer engagement, and benefits realisation for consumers.
Stephen is Executive General Manager of Stanwell’s Energy Trading and Commercial Strategy division, responsible for managing all of Stanwell’s market interfaces. In this role he leads a team of professionals who are passionate about energy markets and creating energy solutions for customers.
In a career spanning more than 25 years in the energy industry both in Queensland and New South Wales, Stephen has worked in various operational roles, including senior engineering and management positions. He joined Stanwell in February 2012 as Manager Swanbank Power Station. During this time, he oversaw transformational changes to the operation of the site including the closure of the coal fired units, a $36 million dollar overhaul of the Swanbank E gas turbine and the early stages of preparing the site for cold storage in response to low wholesale electricity prices. In May 2013 he was appointed General Manager of Stanwell’s gas and hydro generation portfolio – leading the operation of four power stations.
Mr Quilter was appointed Executive General Manager Energy Trading and Commercial Strategy at Stanwell in July 2016. He is responsible for the trading of Stanwell’s generation in the National Electricity Market and the Stanwell Energy retail business which services commercial and industrial customers. A key function of his role is the development and delivery of commercial strategies and projects that diversify revenue streams and leverage opportunities for Stanwell, such as biomass co-firing, energy market services, new customer load and participation in Queensland’s future hydrogen industry.
Mr Quilter is passionate about combining his operational experience with his commercial responsibilities. His motivation is to see that Stanwell continues its transformation from an asset focused organisation to a market led business. He has established collaborative links between his team and Stanwell’s Operations Division to, optimise expenditure, challenge conventional thinking and actively engage with the energy market governing bodies to ensure the business is best placed to respond and thrive in the energy market of the future.
Charles is the Deputy Chair of the Melbourne branch of the Australian Institute of Energy, member of the Smart Energy and Energy Efficiency Councils and mentor at both Startupbootcamp and EnergyLab. An experienced, professional he provides practical energy efficiency / generation / storage solutions advice to a variety of market segments including government, commercial and industrial.
Matt leads the strategic development of PSCs service lines and customer engagement model to ensure that the PSC Group is appropriately positioned to meet the needs of clients as the world decarbonizes its energy system.
As an industry leader in the power sector, he has spent the last 25+ years working across the full spectrum of traditional electricity supply and generation in Australia, United Kingdom, USA and Asia. In recent years Matt has personally advised government and industry stakeholders providing strategic thinking on how governments and industry can navigate the energy transition toward an economically robust and sustainable future for communities and businesses.