‘Energy Talks’. ‘CopperString 2.0 Extending the NEM to Unlock the Potential of Northern Queensland’

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Introducing Mr. Joseph O’Brien, Co-Founder and Director of CopperString 2.0 Joseph has worked in the energy-supply industry for over 20 years, and today is the Founding Partner and Executive Chairman of VisIR Holdings Pty Ltd, as well as a Director of CuString Pty Ltd sponsor of the CopperString 2.0 transmission project. CopperString 2.0 is a private Townsville based company, developed by CuString Pty Ltd. CopperString 2.0’s proposed high voltage transmission network will connect Mount Isa to the national grid near Townsville, bringing lower power prices, creating jobs, and unlocking the economic potential of the North.

Joseph is a Director of several private companies and served as a non-executive Director at Windlab Limited (ASX:WND) until June 2020. He is a member of the CEO Stakeholder Council at AGL Energy, and is involved in a range of philanthropic activities including: as a Director of the Mater Hospital Foundation in Brisbane; Committee Member of the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation (and Chairman of the “Future Collective”); Board Director and Member of the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation and Vincent Fairfax Ethics in Leadership Foundation; and former Committee Member of the Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland.

Joseph is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, has attended Harvard Business School, and holds a bachelor’s degree in business from James Cook University, Townsville.

It is with great pleasure, the Queensland Energy Club welcomes Joseph O’Brien as ‘Energy Talks’ guest speaker for Episode 4, ‘CopperString 2.0 Extending the NEM to Unlock the Potential of Northern Queensland’.

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