Quest Events would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the official 2018 event advisory panel who contributed their valuable time and expertise to ensure the agenda for this event was timely and relevant for all stakeholders working in the energy sector.
Simon CamrouxHead of Regulation, Ausgrid
Since commencing work as an energy market regulatory analyst at Macquarie Generation almost 15 years ago, Simon has worked across the energy supply chain, from generation to retail and across a range of issues, from economic regulation to environmental sustainability.
In 2002, Simon was a member of the Parer Energy Market Review Secretariat where he led the development of the Review’s recommendation to implement an emissions trading scheme domestically.
More recently, Simon wrote the Energy Sections of the Victorian Government Climate Change Green and White Papers and was the Victorian Government representative on the Commonwealth Government’s National Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Target Working Groups.
Simon also attended the COP15 Climate Change Conference (Copenhagen) on behalf of the Victorian Government.
Simon is currently responsible for managing relevant National Electricity Market regulatory issues on behalf of AGL and holds a Batchelor of Economics (Hons) and Master of Environmental Law.
Ross EdwardsGeneral Manager - Trading, EnergyAustralia
Ross Edwards is EnergyAustralia’s Head of Trading, responsible for trading electricity, gas, coal, and renewable energy to provide competitive priced energy for residential and business customers. Ross has worked in the energy industry for more than 14 years in roles covering strategy, business development and mergers and acquisitions. Ross has held Board positions on renewable development companies and is currently on the Board of the Australian Financial Markets Association.
Siham KnowlesGeneral Manager Network Strategy, AusNet Services
Siham is the General Manager of Network Engineering and AusNet Services having previously held senior in Jemena, Alinta Energy and United Energy & Multinet Gas.
Samantha McCullochEnergy Analyst, International Energy Agency
Samantha is an Energy Analyst with the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris. Her role includes a focus on carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies, including analysis of economic and policy issues. Samantha was a lead author of the IEA’s 2017 Energy Technology Perspectives publication and primary author of the 2016 report '20 years of CCS: Accelerating future deployment'. She also contributes to broader IEA energy analysis, including market reports and in-depth country reviews.
Prior to this, Samantha spent five years as the Policy Director of the Australian Coal Association, where she worked on energy, climate and environmental policy issues, including the development and funding of CCS technologies. She also held various positions in the Australian Government, working on coal policy, energy market reform and energy security policy.
Samantha holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Bachelor of Commerce and a Master’s in Public Policy.
Julie WarkeNetwork Performance Manager, CitiPower & Powercor