Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen and Minister for Public Works and Procurement: 12 Nov 2020
Minister for Housing and Public Works; Minister for Digital Technology; Minister for Sport: 12 Dec 2017 – 11 Nov 2020
Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Sport: 10 Feb 2017 – 11 Dec 2017
Minister for Housing and Public Works: 8 Dec 2015 – 10 Feb 2017
Chief Government Whip: 19 Feb 2015 – 16 Feb 2016
Campaign Director Queensland Council of Unions (QCU), Assistant Secretary United Voice, Industrial Officer TCFUA, Retail, Cleaning.
Community Activity: Logan East Community Neighbourhood Association, Trail Care, Vice Patron Surf Life Saving Queensland, Mountain Bike Australia, RATS Cycling Club, Bicycle Qld, Patron Springwood Puma F.C.
Allard Castelein is Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Rotterdam Authority since 1 January 2014.
Born in Rotterdam in 1958, Allard graduated in medicine at Erasmus University.
He started working with Shell in The Netherlands in 1987. For the first couple of years he held positions in Trading, Sales and Marketing. From 1992 he lived and worked in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom in various positions in Marketing, Strategy, Business Development and General Management. Allard returned to The Netherlands in 2002 to join the Executive Board of the Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij, a Shell-Exxon JV. In 2003 he became Commercial Manager for Shell’s European Upstream business. In this capacity he led a major re-organisation and change management programme. In 2009 Allard was appointed Vice President Environment for Shell. He led the global Environment cluster and was accountable for strategy, standards, controls and strategic partnerships worldwide.
In addition to his position as CEO with the Port of Rotterdam Authority, Allard Castelein is
Vice president and member of the Supervisory Board of Sohar Industrial Port Company SAOC (SIPC);
Vice president and member of the Supervisory Board of Sohar International Development Company (SIDC);
Member of the Supervisory Board of Rotterdam Partners;
Member of the Executive Board of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW);
Member of the Supervisory Board of Isala Hospitals;
Chairman Board Ronald McDonald Huis Sophia Rotterdam;
Member Economic Board Zuid-Holland;
Non-executive director Renewi plc.
Paul Bogers was recently appointed as the VP for Hydrogen, looking after all aspects of Shell’s growing hydrogen business. In this role Paul will oversee Shell’s work in hydrogen as a fuel for transport and the growing business in industrial hydrogen.
Prior to taking this role, Paul was Shell’s VP for Fuel Technologies, leading a team of 200+ scientists and engineers looking after all fuels development, including actively shaping future fuels and alternatives.
Previous assignments in Shell included a range of commercial, technical and strategy roles in Shell’s aviation business and overseeing differentiated fuels and lubricants product development in the UK and US leading to a world’s first commercial flights on GTL Jet fuel as well as spearheading development of Pennzoil Pureplus – the first Motoroil born from Natural Gas.
Paul holds an MSc in Aerospace Engineering from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, and a post-graduate degree in fluid dynamics from the Von Karman Institute in Brussels.
Andrew Horvath is Global Group Chairman of private research and development company Star Scientific Limited, where he oversees the business strategy and development behind the company’s breakthrough technology, HERO®. Mr Horvath founded Star Scientific in 1998 and his vision has been instrumental in transforming it to an international business. The company and its subsidiaries across Australasia, Europe and the United States are currently undergoing a rapid-scale up across its science, engineering, corporate and finance divisions.
Max is currently the Head of the Fuels and New Energy Division at the Ministry of Energy, Chile. His Division is comprised of three Units: Hydrocarbons; Wood Fuels; and New Energy, the later responsibly of promoting the development of a green hydrogen industry in the country.
Before joining the Ministry of Energy, Max served as the Executive Director of the Solar and Energy Innovation Committee at the Chilean Economic Development Agency, Corfo. During his tenure, the Committee’s work has been largely focused on increasing international collaboration and on the promotion of green hydrogen and other energy innovations as critical elements of Chile’s energy transition.
Max previously worked at Corfo as Deputy Director of Strategy and Sustainability, supporting the Executive Vice President (CEO) in defining and implementing the institutional strategy, and providing prospective and exploratory information to identify upcoming trends. During this period, Max led a team to draft and promote the creation of the largest Technological Institute ever created in Chile – the Clean Technologies Institute – which will have a strong industrial focus on development, scaling and adoption of technological solutions in solar energy, low emissions mining and advanced materials derived from lithium and other minerals. The Institute will receive a public subsidy of up to US$190 million with an additional 30% of the total budget to be financed by the private sector.
Prior to Corfo, Max worked as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Andes Iron, an iron ore mining company that owns two world-class IOCG Ore Deposits along the Andes Coastal Range.
His experience also includes working as an associate to the Energy and Corporate Group of Chile’s largest full-service law firm, Carey & Co.
Max is on the Board of Directors of the Chilean Natural Resources Information Centre, CIREN (part of the Ministry of Agriculture) and as City Councilor for the Municipality of Zapallar; a well preserved seaside area in central Chile. He also contributes to several conservation initiatives, most notably to Corporación Bosques de Zapallar (http://bosquesdezapallar.cl/), Chile’s first Land Trust devoted to preserve a unique Mediterranean forest located in the country’s central coast.
Max graduated from Universidad de Chile, Faculty of Law and holds an MPhil in Environmental Policy, Department of Land Economy, from Cambridge University in the UK and undertook a Certificate Program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He was awarded with a joint full scholarship by the UK Government’s Chevening scheme, the Cambridge Overseas Trust and British Gas Group.
Noé van Hulst
H.E. João Pedro Matos Fernandes
João Pedro Matos Fernandes was born in Águeda, in 1967.
He graduated in Civil Engineering in Faculdade de Engenharia of Universidade do Porto, in 1991, and concluded his Master in Transport, in Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon (1995).
Between 1990 and 1995, he worked in the Northern Region Coordination Commission (Territory Planning), in the transport department.
He was advisor to the Secretary of State of Natural Resources between 1995 and 1997, and he was Head of Office of the Secretary of State Assistant to the Minister of Environment between 1997 and 1999.
He was Director of the company Quarternaire Portugal, Development Consultants between 1999 and 2005.
He was member of the board of Douro and Leixões Port Authority between April 2005 and May 2008, and Chairman of Douro and Leixões Port Authority between April 2008 and May 2012.
He was Chairman of Viana do Castelo Port Authority since its inception, in January 2009, until May 2012.
He was President of the Portuguese Port Authorities’ Association between April 2008 and April 2010.
He was Professor in Instituto Superior Técnico (Infrastructures) and in Instituto Superior de Transportes (Energy and Environmental Consequences of Transport) and lectured in several Masters in Universidade do Porto, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa and Napoles University.
He also participated in many conferences related to Transport, Infrastructures and Territory.
Between June 2012 and December 2013, he was advisor of the board in the company Terminals of North and Ports of North (Manica group), and was manager of Nacala Port, in Mozambique.
Since January 2014, he was President of the board of Águas do Porto.
H.E. Dan Joergensen
H.E. Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński
Graduate of HEC Paris and the history faculties of the Paris IV-Sorbonne University and the University of Warsaw.
In 2013, he began working at the Ministry of Environment as part of the Climate Negotiators Team at the United Nations COP19 Climate Summit in Warsaw. Previously, he had gained experience in the field of finance in the private sector.
In 2015–2018, he headed the Environmental Department at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the European Union in Brussels, where he negotiated draft legislation on the environment and climate in Council working groups. In 2018, he served as the chief negotiator of the Polish Presidency of COP24 in Katowice, preparing a package of decisions implementing the Paris Agreement, the so-called Katowice Rulebook. In 2019, he once again became the head of the Environmental Department at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the EU.