Speaker Bios

Andrew Richards

Chief Executive Officer, Energy Users Association of Australia

Over the last 28 years Andrew has held a variety of public relations, sales and marketing and senior management roles in the energy utilities sector.

In August 2016 Andrew joined the Energy Users Association of Australia as its Chief Executive Officer.

Immediately prior to his current role, Andrew had been with Pacific Hydro for 16 years in the role of Executive Manager, External Affairs where he led a team of professionals who managed media and public relations, corporate marketing, community engagement, reputation enhancement, government affairs and policy development.

In addition to this Andrew was company spokesperson for over 12 years and had represented the company at numerous state and federal parliamentary inquiries into energy and climate change policy along with significant engagement with industry, government and media stakeholders both in Australia and internationally.

Andrew has also been active with various industry associations having been a director and president of the Australian Wind Energy Association, director and deputy chair of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and was a founding director of the Clean Energy Council having also played a central role in its formation.