Simon Corbell is Chief Adviser at the renewable energy advisory and accelerator firm Energy Estate and the independent chairperson of the Clean Energy Investor Group, representing institutional investors with wind and solar assets worth $9 billion across the national electricity market.
Simon has more than two decades of senior experience in public policy leadership, governance and implementation. Between 2017 and 2019 he was the Victorian Renewable Energy Advocate, advising the Victorian state government on renewable energy policy and projects, including the Victorian renewable energy auction scheme.
From 1997 to 2016, Simon was a Member of the ACT Legislative Assembly, serving as Deputy Chief of the Australian Capital Territory and in a wide range of ministerial portfolios including climate change, energy, water and the environment. His advocacy for a strong climate change policy for Canberra saw the ACT achieve national and international recognition as a best-practice jurisdiction, achieving 100% renewable energy by 2020 and with a target of net zero emissions by 2050. In 2019, he received the Clean Energy Council’s recognition for Outstanding Contribution to Industry by an Individual for his advocacy of sub national government renewable energy auction schemes.
Simon is widely recognised as a leader in the areas of renewable energy, climate change mitigation and adaptation, urban sustainability and public transport. Simon is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra and an Honorary Associate Professor at the Australian National University.