NSW Net Zero Emissions and Clean Economy Board
Learn how the Board is providing the NSW Government with advice on the implementation of the state’s Net Zero Plan.
The Net Zero Emissions and Clean Economy Board advises the NSW Government on the implementation of the state’s Net Zero Plan to achieve 50% emissions reduction by 2030 and net zero by 2050. The Board provides advice on the design of Net Zero programs and policies, opportunities for low emissions research and strategies to support existing industries to decarbonise.
Energy Minister Matt Kean announced the Board’s members in December 2021 and the Board held their first meeting in February 2022.
The Board was established under the Energy and Utilities Administration Regulation 2021. The Board’s Statement of Expectations cover priorities for its first year, and the Net Zero Programs Funding Principles guide their decision making.
For further information on the Board’s formation:
If you have any questions about the Net Zero Emissions and Clean Economy Board, please contact the Board’s Secretariat nzeceb.secretariat [at] dpie.nsw.gov.au (here).
The Board’s membership includes industry experts who bring experience from across the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Board members currently include:
- Dr Kerry Schott AO (Chair), previous Chair of the Energy Security Board overseeing critical reforms in the National Electricity Market during a period of significant transition and decarbonisation. Dr Schott has worked in numerous senior executive roles including as Managing Director and CEO of Sydney Water, Managing Director of Deutsche Bank and Executive Vice President of Bankers Trust Australia. Dr Schott is also a non-executive Director for NBN Co.
- Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte (Deputy Chair), the NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer and Natural Resources Commissioner. Professor Durrant-Whyte is an honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia and Fellow of IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organisation for the advancement of technology.
- Ms Margaret (Meg) McDonald is the Environment Commissioner with the Greater Cities Commission, a Board Member on the Foreign Investment Review Board and previously a Board Member for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and NSW Government Decarbonisation Innovation Study. Ms McDonald was also the inaugural Chief Operating Operator for the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.
- Ms Katerina Kimmorley, who is a non-executive director at Allume Energy and Kimchi Investments and an advisor for Beyond Zero Emissions. Ms Kimmorley has been recognised by the Australian Financial Review's 100 Women of Influence, the London School of Economics' Entrepreneur of the Year and the Prince of Wales' Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize.
- Dr Martin Parkinson AC PSM FASSA FIPAA, currently Macquarie University Chancellor and former Secretary of Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australian Treasury and Department of Climate Change.
- Mr Peter Warne is currently a Board Member of Allens and IPH Limited. Mr Warne was a Director of ASX Limited and the Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE) and served as Deputy Chairman of the SFE and the Independent Chair of Macquarie Group. He has previously served as Chairman of ALE Property Group and was a Director of New South Wales Treasury Corporation, where he also served as Chairman from 2019 to 2020.
- Ms Judy Slatyer, who is a current member of the Organising Committee of the Climate Leaders Coalition and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the CSIRO. Ms Slatyer is a former CEO of the Australian Red Cross, global COO of WWF and CEO of Lonely Planet.