Nick is the CEC’s Policy Director for Energy Generation & Storage. In this role, he leads the CEC’s work on development of renewable energy projects related to planning/environmental approvals, general policy/investment conditions, community engagement and social licence. Prior to this, he was the Campaigns Manager at Environment Victoria – one of Australia’s leading environmental NGOs – where he designed and led influential campaigns to accelerate the energy transition, operating at the intersection of policy, politics, public engagement and media narrative.
Nick has also worked as a Senior Policy Analyst at the Victorian government’s Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability. Before his career in climate and energy, Nick spent almost a decade as a research scientist, with a PhD from the prestigious Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research and a post-doctoral fellowship at Yale University. He also has a law degree from the University of Melbourne.
Amy has spent the last decade working in strategic communication and engagement roles across the Australian energy sector, most recently leading the communications and community engagement portfolio for a major transmission development project. Amy’s current work centres on fostering collaboration and enabling innovation across the energy sector to deliver better customer and community outcomes through the energy transition. She’s currently leading a collaboration between transmission businesses and ag sector representatives to co-design practical guidelines for co-existence between transmission infrastructure and agricultural communities, with a focus on shared value creation. Amy also facilitates the Energy Charter’s national Ag + Energy Social Licence Roundtable, bringing leaders from the energy and agriculture sectors together to elevate and map emerging issues in the energy transition, identify what’s working and areas for continuous improvement.
Dominic has over a decade of experience working across the energy supply chain, with particular emphasis on policy and regulatory engagement with market bodies. At ENA he is responsible for supporting members through the transformation of the energy system, leading strategy and advocacy to develop and transform electricity transmission and distribution, and gas distribution networks.
Pavina Adunratanasee’s work has been focused at the intersection of clean energy financing and technology innovation. In her role as ‘Smart Solutions Manager’ at Iberdrola, a leading global renewable energy producer, Pavina leads the commercialization of clean technologies focused on distributed energy resources (DER), energy storage, and eMobility to drive the net-zero economy.
Prior to this, Pavina worked in power and renewables financing at Siemens Financial Services covering the Asia-Pacific region covering projects in the APAC region. Pavina’s climate journey started as a graduate student in New York where her research was focused on the intersection of sustainable development, policy design, and capital mobilization.
Pavina holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from Columbia University specializing in Sustainable Urban Energy Policy. Her other recent achievements include being selected by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) to participate in its flagship global leadership program. Additionally, She is a ‘Climate Tech Fellow’ at Ondeck and a ‘Climate Leadership Corp’ member at the Climate Resiliency Project.
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.
Catherine has a passion for uncovering simple and elegant solutions for customers and is unwavering in her commitment to drive positive consumer and environmental outcomes in her work at Origin. An integrated marketing and communications leader with over a decade of experience on both client and agency side in the Asia-Pacific region, prior to joining Origin in 2022, Catherine was the Chief Customer Officer at Powershop Australia and has also worked for multinational brands such as The Coca-Cola Company and Siemens. Catherine was named AFR BOSS Young Executive of the Year in 2019 and included in CMO Magazine’s CMO50 in 2018 and 2019, was a 2019 AdNews Agency of the Year judge and has been published by Which-50, Marketing Mag and and CMO Magazine.
Shah Nawaz started his career in 1996 as an Electrical Engineer in Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), the largest electricity utility in Malaysia and a leading utility company in Asia with a growing international presence. In a career spanning more than 26 years he has held several positions in TNB including Engineering, Customer Service, Marketing, Business Development, Brand Strategy, International Relations and Corporate Communications
His current position is Head International Business Relations in the New Energy Division (NED) of TNB. NED was established in 2021 to be TNB Group’s RE growth driver focusing on acquisitions and utility-scale developments of RE assets specifically in solar, wind, and battery storage. An avid speaker and moderator on the topic of Sustainability, Electric Vehicles and Communications, Shah has presented and moderated at various local and international conferences such as Sustainable Brands KL, CEPSI 2018 KL, Australian Utility Week, Enlit Asia, Singapore International Energy Week, International Sustainable Energy Summit, HAPUA Conference on Communications and others.
Shah is a professional engineer certified by Board of Engineers Malaysia and Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM). He is a Competent Electrical Engineer (33kV) registered with the Energy Commission of Malaysia. He is also a certified a Green Building Index (GBI) Facilitator to drive the transformation of buildings into greener entities to reduce carbon footprint in the cities.
Mark is experienced in being both a customer and supplier of complex solutions involving technology innovation. This background enables a flexible approach to tackling solutions to achieve a win-win outcome for all players while retaining quality and scalability. I have more than 10 years working in the utility industry delivering on digital transformation programs. Mark is a passionate exponent of IOT enabling business outcomes and was a founding participant in the IOT Alliance Australia (IoTAA). Currently mark is Co-Chair of the IoTAA Energy Stream.