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Dr Alex Wonhas

Alex Wonhas

Managing Director, Energy, Resources and Manufacturing

Dr Alex Wonhas is Aurecon’s Managing Director, Energy, Resource and Manufacturing.

Alex is a member of the Aurecon Executive Committee with responsibility for the strategy and direction of the energy, resources and manufacturing teams around the world.

Prior to joining Aurecon, Alex was Executive Director at Australia’s national science agency, leading CSIRO’s environment, energy and resources sector. Alex oversaw research, development and demonstration activities as well as the commercialisation of a range of conventional, renewable and demand management energy technologies as well as a number of new mining technologies.

A key adviser on energy security issues, Alex was instrumental in expanding the Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance nationally and bringing in AGL, Origin and Santos as additional industry partners.

Alex chaired the energy theme at the 2014 G20 global café in Brisbane; was a key member of the Federal Government’s expert panel of the 2012 and 2015 Energy White Papers, and conceived the Future Grid Forum that brought together over 100 participants from across the whole electricity value chain to define its possible future, focus technology developments and inform regulatory processes.

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