Jim Snow (Executive Director)

Jim, a Chemical Engineer by training and economist by vocation, spent 12 years in the natural gas industry (AGL) holding several Senior Executive positions involved with the technical end use of energy, regulations and tariffs, contract pricing, analysis of energy projects investment, strategy, mergers and acquisitions and the promotion and marketing of energy.

Jim has Executive General Management experience running a major Development and Construction business for listed entity Energy Developments Ltd. This encompassed power station developments and CNG and LNG facility developments in Australia. Jim has also been the CEO of a major electrical power systems contracting company specialising in the design and construction of overhead power lines and electrical contracting.

Jim has some 25 years leadership experience in consulting to the energy industry, industrial energy consumers and the water industry in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and the Middle East. This has involved him in the development of consulting businesses including the founding of two leading practices Energetics: CEO Consulting and Vice President CRA International out of Boston, and several smaller undertakings in that time.

Areas of expertise cover full senior management and leadership capability, advising on and implementing utility strategy and restructuring internationally, corporate management and governance, detailed economic regulation, greenhouse gas mitigation and policy, modelling of complex matters, regulatory undertakings and regulatory affairs and pricing, detailed contractual matters, market development, gas supply and pricing, and JV development and management.

Jim is also a Graduate of the Australian Staff College (Mt Eliza), a Panel Member of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers and past FIEAust.

Read Jim’s detailed CV here

2016 - Adjunct Professor, University of Qld, Energy Initiative

2008 - Executive Director, Oakley Greenwood

2006 - 2008 - Senior Advisor, Charles River Associates - International

2005 - 2006 - Energy Developments Ltd, Executive GM Development

2001 - 2004 - Charles River Associates, Asia Pacific/Vice President

1993 - 2001 - Energetics, CEO Consulting/CFO/General Manager

1991 - 1992 - Hunter Electricity (Newcastle), CEO

1990 - 1991 - Energetics Pty Ltd (Newcastle), Marketing Director

1978 - 1990 - AGL, Manager Sales and Marketing (1986-90) / Manager Regulation 1990/ Manager Commercial and Industrial Sales (1983-86) / Project Engineer (1980-83) / Works Engineer (1978-80)

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