The Hon. John Olsen AO joins the CET Advisory Board.
The Centre for Energy Technology (CET) has recently appointed the former Premier of South Australia, The Hon. John Olsen AO as the Chair of the CET Advisory Board.
Mr Olsen was Australia’s Consul-General in New York from 2006 to 2009, following his term as Consul-General in Los Angeles from 2002 to 2006. During his distinguished parliamentary career as Premier of South Australia, Minister for State Development and Minister for Multicultural Affairs from 1996 to 2001, Mr Olsen successfully steered some of Australia’s largest water management and conservation projects.
“The development and implementation of new energy technology is critical for the nation’s future and South Australia is uniquely placed to become a world leader in this field. The Centre for Energy Technology at the University of Adelaide is at the forefront of this, and I’m pleased to be able to support their work,” Mr Olsen says.
The CET is in the process of establishing the Advisory Board, whose role will be to assist the centre’s management with advice on strategic initiatives, to guide development of the Centre, promote its activities and facilitate access to industry and government.
The Hon. Trish White MP, current chair of South Australia’s Economic and Finance Committee, will also bring her parliamentary and engineering experience to the CET Advisory Board.
The CET are working with Mr Olsen to select the remaining members of the Advisory Board from industry and government sectors from energy technology, usage and generation who will bring a high level of industry or research expertise to the board.