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Mark Read

Mark Read

Chief Executive Officer, Verbrec

Mark Read has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Verbrec effective on 13 March 2023. Mark is a results-focused senior executive business leader, CEO and Board director with a proven record of successfully establishing, transforming, acquiring and growing businesses to improve profitability, enable international expansion and achieve sustained growth. Over 30 years’ experience across publicly listed and privately held global engineering service companies with roles ranging from global enterprise management, engineering, project management and in turnkey construction through to operations and maintenance in a wide range of industries including Mining, Power, Environment, Water, and Infrastructure. Mark is recognised for possessing strong and proven executive leadership and management skills that have seen him achieve outstanding business results in multi-national and global enterprises, harnessing the power of Digital innovation and Renewable Energy solutions with a strong focus on positive ESG outcomes.

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
QME Expo Floor Theatre

Panel discussion: Journey to net zero: are we there yet?

Australia's commitment to a net zero emission reduction targets align with international and domestic commitments. This journey is not just about meeting policy objectives but pivotal to achieving global climate neutrality by 2050. As the industry adapts to an energy shift – moving away from fossil fuels – the notion of a 'just transition' poses several critical inquiries:

  • What are the implications for failing to decarbonise?
  • Is there any way to offset the expense of investing in clean energy sources and emissions mitigation technology?
  • What is the political backdrop and are we likely to see changes in legislative framework with changes in government?
  • Where is the low-hanging fruit… What steps can we take now to get some quick wins?
  • How do we obtain the resources and talent to support a transition to low emissions and what are the options for deploying them?
  • Clean Energy