Warwick Dawson

Warwick Dawson
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Industry and Engagement, University of Newcastle

Mr Warwick Dawson is the University of Newcastle’s Pro Vice-Chancellor for Industry & Engagement. Formerly the Director, Knowledge Exchange at UNSW, Warwick has over 25 years’ experience leading university research and commercialisation initiatives, including heading the bid team from UNSW/ Newcastle for the Australian Trailblazer for Recycling & Clean Energy.

He also has significant private sector experience with NCR Australia Pty Ltd, and as a former Commercial Advisor for BHP Engineering, and is well positioned to lead the University in activities that foster industry linkages and maximise research translation opportunities.

Session 1: Leading and Funding Innovation

NSW Government’s Net Zero Plan and NSW Decarbonisation Innovation Hub: Accessing new opportunities and funding for industry.

Justin Koek
Office of Energy and Climate Change

Edward Jansson
NSW Office of the Chief Scientist and Engineer

Tony Westmore

John Fletcher

Professor and Director, EESN Network, UNSW

Dr Cathy Waters
Principal Research Scientist and Leader, Climate Research, NSW Department of Primary Industries 

Hosted by Warwick Dawson
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Industry and Engagement, the University of Newcastle

Session 2: Community Building

Skills of the Future:
Warwick Dawson
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Industry and Engagement, the University of Newcastle

Dr Mark Apthorpe
Electricity Infrastructure Jobs Advocate

Jacqui Masters
Senior Project Officer, Regional Industry Education Partnerships (RIEP) Program, Training Services NSW, NSW Department of Education

John Allison
Head of Economic Development, Squadron Energy

Housing Solutions:
Brad Cam
Chair, Housing Plus

Murray Wood
CEO, Dubbo Regional Council

Cameron Crowley
North West Precinct Community

Laura Shooter
SJ Shooter Real Estate Managing Director