Unlocking Qld's competitive advantage in a net zero world

Unlocking Qld's competitive advantage in a net zero world

Apr 27
Join Queensland Trustees and CleanCo’s Dr Maia Schweizer to discuss how the energy sector can give the state an economic advantage.
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Dr Maia Schweizer, Chief Executive Officer, CleanCo Queensland

Event Overview

CleanCo Queensland CEO, Dr Maia Schweizer will unpack CleanCo’s modelling which illustrates that a fast, centrally planned transition to net zero has the potential to catalyse economic growth, making Queensland a destination of choice for manufacturing and thereby attracting investment and creating jobs.

Conversation will focus on how we can grow demand for energy, smooth the economic and jobs transition, actively plan for the development of new industries, and provide globally competitive energy to support our highly prospective mineral provinces.

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.


Meet the speaker

Dr Maia Schweizer
Chief Executive Officer, CleanCo Queensland

Maia was appointed CleanCo Queensland’s inaugural permanent CEO in September 2019. She has global experience in the energy and infrastructure industries, including as a management consultant with McKinsey and Company’s London, Houston, Shanghai and Sydney offices as well as an executive in the gas and retail businesses of Origin Energy. CleanCo is the Queensland Government’s newest electricity generator, with a mandate to use its dispatchable hydro and gas power plants to firm new wind and solar resources at competitive prices while supporting jobs and opportunities in regional Queensland.

Meet the host

Paul Newman
Partner, Ashurst

Paul specialises in servicing clients in the energy and resources sector especially those involved in the electricity, gas and renewables industries. He has acted on some of the most significant transactions and projects in the energy and resource sector since the early 1990s. Paul advises clients on the acquisition and disposal of energy facilities and businesses (electricity, LNG and downstream gas), the development of new facilities (particularly electricity generation, LNG and downstream gas), the development of generation solutions using a variety of fuels (conventional and green), climate change and carbon issues (regulatory and commercial issues in the electricity and gas sectors), gas agreements, electricity connection agreements and retail agreements, derivative transactions in the electricity sector, and regulatory compliance programs and technical disputes in the electricity sector.

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