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Foresighting Forum 2020

February 19 @ 9:30 am - February 20 @ 3:00 pm

Foresighting Forum 2020 will be held on 19 – 20 February 2020 at Aerial Function Centre, UTS.  

The theme of this year’s Forum is Take charge – a consumer vision for future energy services.

The keynote speaker for this year’s forum will be Dr Jeffrey Hardy from Imperial College London.

Dr Jeffrey Hardy is a Senior Research Fellow at the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London, where he researches energy market transformation, innovative energy business models and the role of consumers and citizens in future energy systems. He leads a team in the UK Energy Revolution Research Consortium examining the policy and regulation of smart local energy systems.

The Program

The discussion will be informed by a major new piece of consumer research we have commissioned, that asks households and small businesses across Australia about the future: about their preferences and expectations in relation to service, equity, technology, control and managing change and what that means for the long-term. 


  • Rosemary Sinclair AM, Energy Consumers Australia

  • Rob Gregory, Maddocks Lawyers

  • Andrew Bills, CS Energy 

  • Gerard Brody, Consumer Action Law Centre 

  • John Cleland, Essential Energy; Energy Charter CEO Council

  • Mark Collette, Energy Australia

  • Rebecca Kardos, Aurora Energy

  • Andrew Richards, Energy Users Association of Australia

  • Ben Wilson, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group

  • Cameron Tonkinwise, University of Technology Sydney

  • Matt Finch, Consultant 

  • Dr Lachlan Blackhall, Australian National University 

  • Alison Rowe, Australian Energy Foundation 

  • Dr Kerry Schott AO, Energy Security Board; Moorebank Intermodal Company; NBN

  • Cameron Tonkinwise, University of Technology

  • Justine Jarvinen, UNSW Energy Institute

  • Alex Wonhas, Australian Energy Market Operator

  • Cassandra Hogan, KPMG

  • Ron Ben-David, Consultant 

  • Mark Byrne, Total Environment Centre 

  • Kellie Caught, Australian Council of Social Service 

  • Craig Chambers, Australian Renewable Energy Agency 

  • Dean Spaccavento, Reposit Power 

  • Yolande Strengers, Monash University

  • Kerry Latter, CANEGROWERS Mackay

  • Thuy Linh Nguyen, Sydney Alliance

  • Ross Womersley, South Australian Council of Social Service

  • Dr Jelena Dodic, Forethought

  • Rachel Edwardes, Forethought

Read the full program here.


Stay tuned for a full program and more information about how to reserve your place.

If you would like further information about the forum, please contact Helen Dau via events@energyconsumersaustralia.com.au or on 02 9220 5500.


February 19 @ 9:30 am
February 20 @ 3:00 pm


Aerial UTS Function Centre
235 Jones Street, #Building 10, Level 7
Ultimo, NSW 2007 Australia


Energy Consumers Australia