The future of gas in Australia

The future of gas in Australia

Feb 17
Gas is one of Australia’s most significant energy assets and essential to a clean, reliable and affordable energy future. Join CEDA and Jemena Managing Director, Frank Tudor as we discuss the broad future of gas in Australia.


Frank Tudor, Managing Director, Jemena
Ben Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group
Phaedra Deckart, General Manager Energy Supply and Origination, AGL

Event overview

Gas plays a central role for our economy and daily lives, so what is the long-term significance of gas in Australia’s energy market and what is needed to maintain its availability and affordability?

This event will explore:

  • How does Australia use one of its most precious natural resources to the best of our advantage?
  • How does gas contribute towards a cleaner energy future?
  • How do we ensure gas continues to be available and affordable for the Australian community and businesses?
  • What is the export direction for gas?

Event presentations

Jemena Managing Director, Frank Tudor PDF

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the keynote speaker

Frank Tudor
Managing Director, Jemena

Frank is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Jemena, and Managing Director of State Grid (China) Singapore Power Australian Assets (SGSPAA), a business that owns and operates a diverse portfolio of electricity and gas transportation assets across the east coast of Australia.
Recognised as an energy industry leader, Frank has held various senior executive roles over the last 30 years in the international oil, gas, and power industries.

Meet the panel

Ben Wilson
Chief Executive Officer, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group

Ben Wilson is Chief Executive Officer of Australian Gas Infrastructure Group, which comprises Dampier Bunbury Pipeline, Dampier Development Group, Multinet Gas, and Australian Gas Networks. Together these represent one of Australia’s largest gas infrastructure businesses, active nationwide, with two million distribution customers, 3500 km of transmission pipelines, and 34,000 km of networks. AGIG recently developed the Tubridgi gas storage project in northern WA and is partnering with the SA government on Australia’s largest renewable hydrogen project, Hydrogen Park SA. Ben became CEO of AGN in 2015 and of AGIG in 2017.

Phaedra Deckart
General Manager Energy Supply and Origination, AGL

Phaedra Deckart is a senior energy executive with more than 20 years’ experience across domestic and global markets. She leads the transformation of AGL’s energy supply portfolio, driving commercial negotiations across a range of trading and marketing activities. Her career at AGL has been focused on the company’s wholesale gas portfolio as Head of Wholesale Gas and now as General Manager, Energy Supply and Origination.

Additional participants to be confirmed.


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