Greg Bourne has worked at the nexus of energy business, energy policy and climate change for over 30 years.
He graduated from the University of Western Australian B.Sc. (Honours) in Chemistry, and carried out research into refinery processes for two years at BP's Research Centre in England before joining BP Exploration and Production as a Drilling Engineer. With BP, he lived and worked in the UK, Middle East, USA, Canada, Ireland, Brazil, China, Venezuela, and Australia and was involved in designing some of the first deep-water equipment and wells.
For two years he was Special Adviser on Energy and Transport to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. He returned to Australia in 1999 as Regional President, BP Australasia.
Greg was CEO WWF-Australia for six years and later a non-executive director of Carnegie Wave Energy. He is the former Chair of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. He is a former member of BHP Billiton’s Forum on Corporate Responsibility.
Greg is Chair of Granville Harbour Operations Wind Farm, a member of the NSW Climate Change Council and is a Councillor for the Climate Council.
A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, he was awarded the Centenary Medal for services to the environment and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Western Australia for services to international business.