Australian Institute o f Energy

Leadership in Energy

AIE YEP Sydney | Future-proof Your Career in Energy

Venue: Ashurst

Date: Wed 02 Oct 2019 @ 5:45pm to 7:30pm

Join the AIE Young Energy Professionals for an interactive panel conversation to discuss future-proofing your career in the energy industry.

Two of Australia's leaders in innovation and an expert in recruitment will outline career pathways through the energy industry and discuss the influence of global megatrends such as AI, big data and technology in shaping future demands. With some of the most educated opinions on the future, we will discuss current issues in the job market, trends affecting the industry and critical skills to navigate through future changes. 

We are looking forward to you joining us for an interactive conversation with our experts. Your interests shall guide our discussion, so we urge you to send any of your questions beforehand to

There will be an opportunity to network before and after the discussion with complimentary drinks and refreshments.


Paul Hawkins


Paul is the Chief Combobulator at Crazy Might Work. Crazy Might Work is a national leader in innovation, with a mission to equip and inspire people and organisations to innovate, collaborate and make a difference! Three years after launching on a Russian icebreaker in Antarctica, they were finalists in the 2018 NSW Chamber of Commerce and the Optus MyBusiness Innovator of the Year awards. With a unique combination of technologies and programmes incorporating neuroscience and cross-sector collaboration to create new value and ways of working.

Paul Fox

Paul Fox is an investor, strategist, business builder, and technologist. He is a co-founder of Evie Networks and an advisor to the Enosi blockchain project. He has held technology investment roles at Corran Toohill, AGL Energy, Southern Cross Ventures, the California Clean Energy Fund and Flex. He was instrumental in creating AGL Energy Limited’s original New Energy subsidiary, delivering products including zero-down solar, home batteries, smart air conditioners, virtual power plants, EV charging and blockchain enabled P2P trading. Now based in Sydney Australia he spent 14 years in Silicon Valley including as CEO of a smart grid company, a VP at Flex, and the CEO of a fuel cell company.

David Young

David is a leading expert in recruiting in renewable energy. David’s early career was as a Food Technologist in Australia but he moved into recruitment in the UK. He has led recruitment teams and sector practices for TMP Worldwide/Hudson and Talent2 Executive in the UK. In 2015, he moved back to Australia and set up Freshwater Group with the goal of creating a best practice recruitment business that will deliver better outcomes for all customers.

He focused on the renewable energy and clean tech sectors with Freshwater Group as that was a continuation of his work in the UK with Talent2 Executive, but also because he believes firmly in the need for climate change action and helping companies in this space to become the best they can be, is a motivating factor.  

Event Details

Wednesday, 2nd October 2019

Time:  5:45pm networking for a 6:15pm start to 7:30pm

Venue: Ashurst Sydney, Level 11, 5 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000

Cost: Member FREE | Non-Member $10


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