Dr Peter Mayfield is CSIRO’s Executive Director – Environment, Energy and Resources. He oversees approximately 1400 researchers working to provide science and technology solutions to increase the value Australia derives from its vast energy and minerals resources, while maintaining and enhancing our unique environment. He holds a PhD in chemical engineering from The University of Queensland and has worked in research and development for more than 25 years in both industry and government. During his 20 years at BHP (later BHP Billiton), he was responsible for delivering research solutions across the company’s global businesses. His senior research management roles at CSIRO include: Chief of Technology and Director of the Energy Business Unit. Under his leadership, CSIRO research has made a range of contributions from developing technologies for more greenhouse-effective ways to use fossil fuels, to developing and integrating renewable technologies – such as solar and wind, and finding more efficient ways to generate, distribute and use energy.
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Member, GBRF International Scientific Advisory Committee