Director Energy Initiative, University of Queensland
Professor Chris Greig leads the UQ Energy Initiative, which incorporates UQ’s energy research capabilities across all faculties and institutes. The scope of the initiative encompasses both traditional fossil energy and renewable energy systems and links engineering, material sciences and mining research, to social policy, economics, and environment. Chris is a Chemical Engineer having obtained his Bachelors, Masters and PhD at the University of Queensland. As a graduate he was the cofounder and Managing Director of a successful company that commercialized innovative process technology internationally for over 10 years. He has since held senior executive and project director roles in construction, mining and clean energy industries both in Australia and abroad over a career spanning 25 years, and remains a non-executive director of publicly listed and government owned corporations. His main interests lie in Energy Economics and Policy, Energy Poverty and Mega-Project Implementation. He is a member of the Advisory Boards for the Queensland Centre for Coal Seam Gas (Chair), Queensland Geothermal Energy Centre of Excellence, Queensland Carbon Geostorage Initiative, National CCS Council Finance Working Group (Chair) and a member of the Strategic Reference Group for the Queensland Government’s 30 year energy plan.