Roundtable Discussion - Climate Change

Following the launch of The Future of Work research report, members are keen to regroup to advance its recommendations.

Led by Ben Wilson, Chief Executive Officer at Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG), this roundtable will focus on the two recommendations related to climate change. To set the scene, Ben will share AGIG’s initiatives to reach zero carbon emissions under Scope 1, 2 and 3 ahead of facilitating a discussion in order to position Perth and WA as a leader in energy transition.

A light lunch will be provided. On behalf of Ben and the team at AGIG, I look forward to welcoming you to this important future-focused discussion.

Meet our speakers and panellists

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Ben Wilson

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group

Ben Wilson is Chief Executive Officer of Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG), which comprises Dampier Bunbury Pipeline, Multinet Gas, and Australian Gas Networks.

With a growing portfolio of operations, AGIG is one of Australia’s largest energy infrastructure businesses. AGIG has over two million customers across every Australian mainland state and the Northern Territory with 34,600km of distribution networks, 4,400km of gas transmission pipelines and 60 petajoules of gas storage capacity. AGIG operates Australia’s largest renewable gas production facility, Hydrogen Park South Australia, blending green hydrogen into part of the gas distribution network in Adelaide. AGIG is developing multiple green hydrogen projects and has a public target to be Net Zero by 2040.

Ben became CEO of AGN in 2015 and of AGIG in 2017. Previously, Ben was the Director of Strategy and Regulation and Chief Financial Officer at UK Power Networks (UKPN), a large electricity distribution company in the UK with 8 million customers. At UKPN Ben’s responsibilities included negotiating UKPN’s 2015-2023 price control under Ofgem’s RIIO framework, and UKPN’s Business Transformation Program. Before joining UKPN in 2011 Ben was a utilities investment banker for fifteen years, working in Europe, Asia and Latin America, most recently at Deutsche Bank.

Ben is the Chair of Energy Networks Australia, former Chair of the ENA Gas Committee from 2015-2020, and a Member of the Ministerial Advisory Panel for the Federal Government’s Technology Investment Roadmap.

Ben has a Bachelors Degree in Natural Science from Cambridge University in the UK.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.