Keynote Speakers


Peter Price

Executive General Manager,

Peter was appointed to the Energy Queensland Executive in November 2016 and is responsible for leading the Group’s engineering and asset management strategies, which includes the safe and efficient management of the Group’s electricity distribution networks. Peter is also accountable for the Energy Queensland Corporate Strategy and Regulatory outcomes.

Prior to joining Energy Queensland, Mr Price was a member of Energex’s executive management team for ten years undertaking a number of roles which included managing and leading capital planning and program delivery, asset management, procurement, regulatory issues and the growth of new commercial business.

He has a strong background in Queensland's skills and training sector including being Chair of Energy Skills Queensland, the Director of the TAFE Queensland Board, and Chairperson of SkillsTech Australia.

Mr Price holds a bachelor degree (with honours) and a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Queensland and is a Fellow of AICD.

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John O'Brien

Partner, Energy, Sustainability & Climate
Deloitte Asia Pacific

John has 30 years’ experience in the Australian and global clean energy and clean technology sectors and now leads Deloitte’s decarbonisation work in Australia. He works extensively with global clients on translating decarbonisation ambitions into practical financial and strategic actions.

John is also Deloitte’s Global Lead for decarbonisation in the Mining and Metals sector, is a member of the global SteerCo for Deloitte’s climate services, the co-founder of the Australian Climate Leaders Coalition and global lead for Deloitte’s work with the World Economic Forum on best practice climate governance for Boards.

John started his career in the oil & gas industry in Scotland and Syria, engineering roles in London and Adelaide and corporate development in the energy sector. In 2007, John established Australian CleanTech, a boutique advisory firm that led the development of the cleantech sector in Australia for a decade.

John is widely published with his most recent book, Stories from 2030, launched at COP26 in Glasgow and setting out practical steps of what is likely to happen locally and globally over the next decade


EECON 2022’s technical program offers a full two days of material guaranteed to intrigue, challenge and inspire delegates.

The opening morning session features two keynote speakers who are established leaders in the electric power industry, and is followed by a panel session which will take stock of where we are now and how to unlock net zero.

The next day, our second panel session will consider what parts of the future energy puzzle are missing.

Across the two days, the program features ten separate technical sessions, where around forty presenters will showcase their work in a diverse range of topics germane to the present state of the electricity industry.