Perth's Hydrogen Future

At the next Food for Thought Leader’s Luncheon, the Committee will be hosting Ben Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Gas Infrastructure Group.

As the organisation responsible for WA's most important piece of energy infrastructure, the Dampier to Bunbury Gas Pipeline, and in response to an evolving market, AGIG is understanding how their business can play a role in a low carbon economy.

At this event, Ben will be discussing hydrogen in the future of energy and what it means for the Perth and WA economy.

Meet our speakers and panellists

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Ben Wilson

Chief Executive Officer, AGIG

Ben Wilson is Chief Executive Officer of Dampier Bunbury Pipeline, Multinet Gas, and Australian Gas Networks. Together these represent one of Australia’s largest gas infrastructure businesses, active nationwide, with 2 million distribution customers, 3,500 km of transmission pipelines, and 34,000 km of networks. Ben became CEO of AGN in 2015 and of DBP and MG in 2017.

Previously, Ben was the Director of Strategy and Regulation and Chief Financial Officer at UK Power Networks (UKPN), a large electricity distribution company in the UK with 8 million customers. At UKPN Ben’s responsibilities included negotiating UKPN’s 2015-2023 price control under Ofgem’s RIIO framework, and UKPN’s Business Transformation Program. Before joining UKPN in 2011 Ben was a utilities investment banker for fifteen years, working in Europe, Asia and Latin America, most recently at Deutsche Bank.

Ben is a Director of the Energy Networks Australia and is Chairman of the ENA’s Gas Committee.

Ben has a Bachelors Degree in Natural Science from Cambridge University in the UK.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.