Conference Speakers

The speakers shown below are in the order in which they appear during the Friday Conference.
Please note that this is always subject to change...

 
 
 Greg Partridge - National President AEVA President's address

Greg Partridge - National President AEVA
President's address

Greg Partridge

Greg is the National President of the AEVA...

 

  Keynote Speaker "Government's Approach"


Keynote Speaker
"Government's Approach"

TBA

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  Transport Department's EV Strategy


Transport Department's EV Strategy

TBA

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  Electric Super Highway


Electric Super Highway

TBA

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 Chris Mills CEO Fast Cities Australia Ltd ”St Baker Energy Innovation Fund”

Chris Mills
CEO Fast Cities Australia Ltd
”St Baker Energy Innovation Fund”

Chris Mills

Chris joined as CEO of Fast Cities Australia on 1 Jul 2018. As a founder of Commpro Telecommunications he was a pioneer in telecommunication asset deployment and management in the UK and Australia from 1996 until the successful exit in 2006.
He subsequently launched Optus’ 4G service in Australia and led the design and construction of Optus’ mobile network for five years. Most recently, as Vice President for Network Deployment at Sprint in the US he was responsible to manage Sprint’s national network expansion.
He has acquired, deployed and managed tens of thousands of grid-connected telecommunication assets across Australia, Europe and US. He has a broad range of experience, not just in network deployment, but also in: product management, branding & marketing, customer care & service assurance; procurement; property management; capital raising and M&A.


 James Kennedy - Engineering Director Tritium "New developments in High Power Charging"

James Kennedy - Engineering Director Tritium
"New developments in High Power Charging"

James Kennedy

James Kennedy is the engineering director and one of the founders of Tritium, a Brisbane-based power electronics company specialising in the design and manufacture of Electric Vehicle fast charge infrastructure.
James has had a long involvement with Electric Vehicles. Prior to Tritium, James was involved with the University of Queensland's "Sunshark" solar vehicle, and continues to be active in this area. He has also been integral in other non-EV battery storage projects, ranging from James Cameron's "Deepsea Challenger" submarine to multi-MWh stationary storage systems in green buildings.


 Tony Fairweather - Group Managing Director - SEA Electric  "SEA Electric Trucks"

Tony Fairweather
- Group Managing Director - SEA Electric
"SEA Electric Trucks"

Tony Fairweather

Tony has a career founded in transportation.  He was first employed by Coca-Cola Amatil soon after graduating from an honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering.  This provided Tony with substation exposure across production and distribution business units (both within Australia and abroad), as well as a sponsored Master of Business in Enterprise Innovation.
After a period in management consulting, Tony joined TNT Express as a General Manager (both in Melbourne and Brisbane), during which time he completed an MBA (majoring in International Business).  This period provided Tony with an in-depth knowledge of distribution fleet procurement, operations and (subsequent) opportunities.
Tony started his first business in 2007, importing and distributing commercial vehicles.  In 2013 he identified the rapidly approaching EV revolution in the commercial distribution vehicle segment and commenced development of proprietary 100% electric SEA-DriveTM technology.  
At the same time SEA Electric was born, strategic intent was established to bring this technology to market once the cost of lithium ion batteries crashed through the USD300/kWh threshold.  This occurred in early 2017 and since that time, SEA Electric has commenced programs, involving all 5 of their SEA-DriveTM models, in 9 countries to-date.


 Rikesh Ram - OLEV International "Public Transport in Future Smart Cities with Wireless Charging Autonomous Vehicles"

Rikesh Ram - OLEV International
"Public Transport in Future Smart Cities with Wireless Charging Autonomous Vehicles"

Rikesh Ram

Rikesh is the Director and Interim CEO of Australian Electric Infrastructure and Transport Company and Global head of Operation of OLEV International.
He has a double degree in Economics and Management and holds an MBA and Master of Project Management.
Rikesh with Korean Institute of Science and Technology (South Korean Electronics/Robotics University) invented Wireless Charging of Electric Vehicle after identifying that to make electric vehicles viable it needed to be affordable,
with unlimited mileage, and able to charge its battery while its being driven.
Furthermore, earlier this year he won a Brisbane CleanTech event hosted by Energy Lab and judged by Judges from Origin Energy, BioTech and Cleantech Companies and his city based vertical wind turbine with integrated battery
storage system.
Today he will share with us OLEV Technology whose wirelessly in motion charging technology can make EV more viable and practicable, show us city based renewable energy generation which can be used as stationery EV
charging stations and his vision of the future with electric, autonomous vehicles, and artificial intelligence which would have major impact on life as we know it.


 Dr Geoff Walker - Associate Professor Queensland University of Technology ( QUT ) Electrical Power Engineering group. "QUT EV Research"

Dr Geoff Walker - Associate Professor Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Electrical Power Engineering group.
"QUT EV Research"

Dr Geoff Walker

Dr Geoff Walker joined the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Electrical Power Engineering group as an Associate Professor in 2013. His current research interests lie in applying power electronics to applications in renewable energy (especially PV), power systems, and electric vehicles.
From 2008 to 2013, he worked as a senior electrical engineering consultant in Aurecon’s Transmission and Distribution group, Brisbane, across various areas including rail traction, earthing studies, electricity transmission planning, and renewable energy project design and review.
Geoff received his PhD in multilevel converter modulation from the University of Queensland in 1999, and was the power electronics lecturer at the University of Queensland from 1998 to 2007. Geoff has also worked and maintains an active interest in the pro-audio and industrial electronics sectors.


After lunch there are three Streams ...


 Dr Jake Whitehead  Research Fellow at The University of Queensland "Research on EV Govt actions" Stream 1

Dr Jake Whitehead
Research Fellow at The University of Queensland
"Research on EV Govt actions"
Stream 1

Dr Jake Whitehead

For the past 8 years Jake has been analysing the impact of government policies on, and consumer preferences towards, novel transport technologies, including: shared, autonomous and electric vehicles. He has also been investigating how these transport innovations are set to affect transport funding, and how alternative pricing models could be used to support a sustainable, fair and equitable transport system in the future.

Dr Whitehead is also leading research into how novel transport technologies, such as electric vehicles, could support the development of a zero emission energy system through the use of vehicle-to-grid capabilities and the smart storage of renewable energy.


 Francesco Di Goro R&D Electronics Engineer at Autostrada Accessories Pty. Ltd. "Design of a high performance electric motorcycle" Stream 2

Francesco Di Goro
R&D Electronics Engineer at Autostrada Accessories Pty. Ltd.
"Design of a high performance electric
motorcycle"
Stream 2

Francesco Di Goro

Francesco began his career in 2001 as a race track engineer in the MotoGP World Championship.
He has worked with champions like Daniel Pedrosa, Makoto Tamada and Danny Kent. He was responsible for
the electronics and engine management systems which were instrumental in the setup of their motorcycles.
Aside from his job at the race track, he has also been consulting for a number of projects ranging from industrial
and automotive applications to agriculture and wearable devices.
Since moving to Australia, Francesco has been designing cutting edge electronics for the automotive industry.


 Carola Jonas CEO / Co-founder Everty Pty Ltd Stream 3

Carola Jonas
CEO / Co-founder
Everty Pty Ltd
Stream 3

Carola Jonas

Carola is the CEO and co-founder of Everty, an electric vehicle charging network and charging station management software that allows homeowners, businesses and governments to manage and commercialise their EV chargers and service EV drivers nationwide.
Prior to founding Everty, Carola also worked as a consultant helping brands like Enphase Energy to bring storage solutions, microinverters and smart software to market.
She currently assists EnergyLab, the first clean energy accelerator in Australia, to build and grow a vibrant start-up community of clean-tech companies and female entrepreneurs.


 Greg McGarvie - Managing Director ACE-EV Group Electric delivery van manufacturer. "How will EVs contribute to national energy security? Stream 1

Greg McGarvie - Managing Director
ACE-EV Group
Electric delivery van manufacturer.
"How will EVs contribute to national energy security?
Stream 1

Greg McGarvie

Greg should be retired and snorkeling in the reef waters of Queensland. There is too much fun to be had he is pushing down the barriers of conservatism.
Australia is a young country full of opportunity. Renewables and electric vehicles are the future, the coal age and Jurassic park economy is a poor fit for Australia’s future. Greg is out there to change it one small step at a time. Greg has a background of Science, Organisational development and business.


 Bryce Gaton - Newsletter Editor AEVA "Converting a vehicle: considerations and issues." Stream 2

Bryce Gaton - Newsletter Editor AEVA
"Converting a vehicle: considerations and issues."
Stream 2

Bryce Gaton 

Bryce is the national editor for ‘EV News’ (the Australian Electric Vehicle Association’s quarterly newsletter), chair of the Victorian AEVA branch’s EV charging support sub-committee, writes on EV topics for ReNew magazine and the Renew Economy website, plus regularly presenting about EV topics on behalf of both AEVA and the ATA.
He is experienced in EV conversions and, as an electrical contractor, in the sizing, positioning and installation of electric vehicle charging equipment. He currently works part-time for the Melbourne University School of Engineering as the EV safety in design and work practices trainer/supervisor for the Melbourne University Racing EV build team. 
Bryce also owns and drives two EVs – a Nissan Leaf for commuting and a converted Citroen Berlingo van for electrical/EV work.


 Dr Andrew Simpson Head of Planning and Technology - Fast Cities Stream 3

Dr Andrew Simpson
Head of Planning and Technology - Fast Cities
Stream 3

Dr Andrew Simpson

Dr. Andrew Simpson is Fast Cities’ Head of Planning and Technology.  
He is one of Australia’s leading EV experts based on 20 years of deep industry experience, including previous roles in the US with Tesla and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.  
Prior to joining Fast Cities in 2018, Andrew was based in Brisbane as the Managing Director of Verdant Vision who have consulted to a wide array of electric fleets, infrastructure networks, and regulatory agencies around the Asia Pacific.


  Stream 1


Stream 1

TBA

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 Nick Lake Co Founder at Energy Lab, New South Wales. "EnegryLab" Stream 2

Nick Lake
Co Founder at Energy Lab, New South Wales.
"EnegryLab"
Stream 2

Nick Lake

More coming soon...


 Sarah Fumei Project Manager at ClimateWorks Australia "Zero Emissions by 2050" Stream 3

Sarah Fumei
Project Manager at ClimateWorks Australia
"Zero Emissions by 2050"
Stream 3

Sarah Fumei

Sarah contributes to ClimateWorks’ initiatives in the energy and transport sectors. In 2018, Sarah is leading a project to enable the uptake of EVs in local government fleets and contributed to the State of Electric Vehicles in Australia report. With Monash University transitioning to net zero emissions, Sarah is utilising this living laboratory through an on-campus demand management trial. 
Sarah has previously worked at the Department of Premier and Cabinet, the Climate Change Authority, and the federal Department of the Environment. 
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from the University of Melbourne. 


  Stream 1


Stream 1

TBA 

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 Michael Lunn Business Owner at EVNorth "Converting an ICE car to electric, AC vs DC" Stream 2

Michael Lunn
Business Owner at EVNorth
"Converting an ICE car to electric, AC vs DC"
Stream 2

Michael Lunn

Michael is the owner of EVNorth business, from 2012 to the present day.
He is a fully qualified mechanic.
Michael was the winner of:  Innovation Award – MTA – 2017
He has experience in Electric Vehicle Conversion and battery design.


 Paul Graham - CSIRO "Nationwide projections of electric vehicle adoption" Stream 3

Paul Graham - CSIRO
"Nationwide projections of electric vehicle adoption"
Stream 3

Paul Graham

Paul Graham is Chief Economist Energy at CSIRO. He is responsible for advice on the global and national economic context for the energy sector, setting the strategic direction for economic research and leading major projects. Mr Graham has been with CSIRO for 18 years and prior to that was a commodity analyst and researcher at the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics.


 RACQ "Road user representatives approach to EVs" Stream 1

RACQ
"Road user representatives approach to EVs"
Stream 1

RACQ

More coming soon...


 Dr Chris Jones - National Secretary AEVA and Battery Engineer at Cape Bouvard Technologies, Western Australia "Li-ion Battery Chemistry" Stream 2

Dr Chris Jones - National Secretary AEVA and Battery Engineer at Cape Bouvard Technologies, Western Australia
"Li-ion Battery Chemistry"
Stream 2

Dr Chris Jones

Chris is the National Secretary of the Australian Electric Vehicle Association.
Chris works as a Battery Engineer at Cape Bouvard Technologies, WA. In his current role, he is helping design and test new approaches to electric vehicle battery technology.
Chris was instrumental in helping Western Australia be the first state to have an Electric highway of any kind in Australia. 
With a special interest in battery technology and fast bikes, he helped create an electric super bike that raced and beat many of the petrol powered bikes it was up against. 


 Nick Lake - Co Founder at Energy Lab, New South Wales. "Byron Bay Solar Train" Stream 3

Nick Lake - Co Founder at Energy Lab, New South Wales.
"Byron Bay Solar Train"
Stream 3

Nick Lake

More coming soon...


 Dr Andrew Jeremijenko Chief Medical Officer at TeleDr "Health Aspects of EVs vs IC engines" Stream 1

Dr Andrew Jeremijenko
Chief Medical Officer at TeleDr
"Health Aspects of EVs vs IC engines"
Stream 1

Dr Andrew Jeremijenko

Andrew did his medical education in Queensland.  
He is both a GP and a specialist in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 

He has also completed:

  • Masters of Applied Epidemiology MAE

  • Certificate of Higher Education (Adult education)

  • Masters of Health Administration MHA

Andrew has worked in Australia and overseas as

  • Chief Medical Officer Woodside

  • BP Medical Advisor, Indonesia

  • Coordinating Doctor, International SOS Jakarta

  • RFDS Port Hedland medical officer

  • Andrew has dealt with bomb victims, tsunami and earthquake victims and industrial accidents and explosions in Indonesia.

He currently works in the Mater Private Emergency as well as providing services through TeleDr.


 Dr Andrew Simpson Head of Planning and Technology - Fast Cities Stream 2

Dr Andrew Simpson
Head of Planning and Technology - Fast Cities
Stream 2

Dr Andrew Simpson 

Dr. Andrew Simpson is Fast Cities’ Head of Planning and Technology.  
He is one of Australia’s leading EV experts based on 20 years of deep industry experience, including previous roles in the US with Tesla and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.  
Prior to joining Fast Cities in 2018, Andrew was based in Brisbane as the Managing Director of Verdant Vision who have consulted to a wide array of electric fleets, infrastructure networks, and regulatory agencies around the Asia Pacific.


  Stream 3


Stream 3

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 Trevor Berrill - Chairperson ATA Brisbane "Bringing Sustainable Energy Solutions to the People" Stream 1

Trevor Berrill - Chairperson ATA Brisbane
"Bringing Sustainable Energy Solutions to the People"
Stream 1

Trevor Berrill

Trevor Berrill is an award winning, private consultant in sustainable energy (SE).  He has worked in both renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) for over 40 years, including: 
 - Solar and Wind Energy System design and installation,   - Energy Efficient Building design, 
 - Energy auditing
 - Related research and development at UQ, QUT and GU, 
 - RE Technical training, public education and policy. 
He is the author of “Solar Electricity Consumer Guide” and author/co-author to a range of RE technical training text books. 
He is currently branch convenor for the Alternative Technology Association Brisbane branch. 
Trevor is trained in mechanical engineering, energy auditing environmental education. 
He lives in a fully solar powered, energy efficient home which includes the second grid connected solar PV system in Queensland. He drives an electric car and windsurfs regularly at Wellington Point, just to test the power of the wind. 


 James Jones -Founder of Bzooma "Electric bikes, duration and use" Stream 2

James Jones -Founder of Bzooma
"Electric bikes, duration and use"
Stream 2

James Jones

As founder of Bzooma, James saw an opportunity to introduce a quality range of electric push bikes and
electric motor scooters to the Australian market.


 Anthony Prior President, Team Manager Team Arrow Racing Assoc. Inc.. "Solar Challenge Vehicles" Stream 3

Anthony Prior
President, Team Manager
Team Arrow Racing Assoc. Inc..
"Solar Challenge Vehicles"
Stream 3

Anthony Prior

Anthony was a founding member of  Team Arrow Racing in 2012 and has had a huge part in the success of the team. He has held the President's role and Team Manager for the World Solar Challenge and Abu Dhabi Solar Challenges.
He has been on 5 races with the team across Australia, in Abu Dhabi and Belgium.
He is a champion of solar and battery technology who continues to learn from the growing pool of knowledge in this area and takes the time to teach others.
Anthony always has innovative ideas on the implementation of solar and battery technologies and is part of a project to commercialise some of the knowledge that has been developed within Team Arrow Racing.


 Anthony Bonaccorso Business Development Manager at Motor Trades Association of Queensland Stream 1

Anthony Bonaccorso
Business Development Manager at
Motor Trades Association of Queensland
Stream 1

Anthony Bonaccorso (with Paul Kulpa)

More coming soon...


 Paul Kulpa General Manager Motor Trades Association - Queensland Stream 1

Paul Kulpa
General Manager
Motor Trades Association - Queensland
Stream 1

Paul Kulpa

Paul Kulpa has worked in various management roles in not for profit and government agencies with over 20 years of experience in skilling and workforce development. 
Paul joined the MTA Institute as General Manager in 2011 and is responsible for its management and operations. MTA Institute is the largest private automotive Registered Training Organisation in Queensland and provides training predominantly focusing on apprenticeships.
Prior to this position, Paul worked as the Executive Officer at Automotive Skills Queensland, which provided advice to Government regarding training initiatives for current, medium and long term issues affecting the automotive industry.
The role of the Executive Officer was vital to driving change in the Vocational Education & Training (VET) sector by working closely with industry, key stakeholders and Government to achieve solutions for the automotive industry skills’ shortage and sustainability.


 Stewart Bell Executive General Manager, Delivery and Technical Solutions - Powerlink Stream 2

Stewart Bell
Executive General Manager, Delivery and Technical Solutions - Powerlink
Stream 2

Stewart Bell

A delivery focused career professional with over 15 years senior management experience in the electricity transmission industry.
Asset management and investment experience including responsibility for Powerlink’s 2012 regulatory submission to the Australian Energy Regulator.
Demonstrated project delivery experience including substation design, project management and procurement.
Extensive network operation and maintenance experience including ensuring optimal asset lifecycle investment decisions and responsibility for 24x7 fault management.


  "Electric Aircraft and Aircraft Motors" Stream 3


"Electric Aircraft and Aircraft Motors"
Stream 3

TBA

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