Nick Smith

Nick Smith

South Australian Government

Executive Director, Growth State and Low Carbon Transition Division

Nick Smith

Nick is the Executive Director, Growth and Low Carbon Division within the Department for Energy and Mining in South Australia.

Nick leads the teams responsible for capturing the growth and economic value associated with South Australia’s world leading renewable, mineral and energy resources. The Growth and Low Carbon Division delivers projects of major importance to the Government, provides strategic policy and communications advice to the Minister and has a focus on developing future industries and decarbonising existing markets that align with the energy and mining sectors.

Nick is the Vice President of the International Association for Hydrogen Safety (HySafe) and a member of the Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre’s Research Advisory Committee.

Prior to joining Government in 2014, Nick held a range of senior commercial and operational roles predominantly across the LPG and construction materials industries.

In addition to Nick’s energy and industry future planning roles, he is a non-executive director and Deputy Chair of Cara Inc, a large disability service provider; holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy.  

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