Simon Corbell held the office of Deputy Chief Minister, Minister for Energy and Minister for the Environment and Climate Change of the Australian Capital Territory from 2008-2016. He has two decades of senior experience in public policy leadership and delivery, including as the longest serving member of the COAG Energy Council. In 2016 he was appointed as the inaugural Victorian Renewable Energy advocate.
Simon’s advocacy for a strong climate change policy saw the Australian Capital Territory achieve national and international recognition as a best practice jurisdiction in climate change and renewable energy policy. He successfully implemented programs to deliver 100% renewable energy for the ACT and was responsible for the implementation of Australia’s first reverse auction program awarding contracts for difference for large scale renewable energy development.
Simon has been recognized by the Clean Energy Council and the Climate Alliance for his work in championing the clean energy transition in the ACT and nationally. He is also a Patron of the Australian Solar Council and a member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project Australian Advisory Board.
In 2017 Simon was appointed an Honorary Associate Professor of the Australian National University College of Engineering and the ANU Energy Change Institute. He also holds the role of Adjunct Professor of the University of Canberra - Canberra and Urban Regional Futures Program.