Speakers

Dr Brendan French, CEO, Energy Consumers Australia

Dr Brendan French is a leading consumer protection and dispute resolution expert. He has extensive executive experience across corporate, academic, public, and community spheres.

Prior to joining Energy Consumers Australia as CEO, Brendan championed consumer interests as the Commonwealth Bank’s Executive General Manager Customer and Community Advocacy. Prior to that as Deputy Ombudsman at the Energy and Water Ombudsman NSW (EWON). He also taught in the Law School at Western Sydney University and was a Board director for a number of consumer and charitable organisations. He is also a published author of academic and popular texts. Brendan holds a doctorate in the History of Ideas. Plus has been awarded for his innovative work on fostering trust between community, corporates and government.

Where you can see them

7 May

Panel | Fixing the NEM’s Pricing Mechanism to Achieve Energy Equity

11:30 am - 12:00 pm at Leadership Summit

How should pricing evolve as the growth of distributed energy contributes to zero marginal cost production?

Speakers: David Prins, Director, Etrog Consulting Gavin Dufty, Executive Manager Policy and Research, St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria Dr Brendan French, CEO, Energy Consumers Australia Laura Jones, Lead Analyst – Battery Storage + Grid Integration Program, Australian National University Dor Son Tan, Head of Distribution Networks, Energy Networks Australia