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Capricorn Enterprise Major Projects Forum30 days away

Thursday, 28 October 2021 from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Frenchville Sports Club, 105 Clifton St, North Rockhampton

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Early Bird Registration - Members $99.00
Early Bird Registration - non Members $129.00

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Capricorn Enterprise Major Projects Forum


The Capricorn Enterprise Major Projects Forum is the premier project forum in the region, covering projects investing over $5bn in our region through to 2024/25.

Join local industry partners in a day of learning and collaboration on the major projects and developments happening in our region. Hear from industry leaders and project proponents on future investments and industry trends.

Hear directly from Australia's leading industry professionals including: 

Peter Schofield, General Manager, Energy & Infrastructure, Yurika, Energy Queensland

Peter has more than 24 years experience in executive leadership, general management, strategy, business growth, project development and consultancy roles across Australia and internationally. His senior leadership experience is grounded in large multi-jurisdictional and geographically dispersed projects and organisations with complex stakeholder requirements. These roles and assignments were time boxed, complex, customer focused, and required commercial business judgement backed by analytical and financial skills to execute. These experiences equip Peter with the ability to operate strategically and prioritise effective market responses in large organisational systems with cross functional processes and operating structures.

 Robert Sobyra, Director of Research and Digital, Construction SKills Queensland

Robert Sobyra is Director, Research & Digital with Construction Skills Queensland. Responsible for driving CSQ’s research agenda, Robert is a leading thinker at the intersection of construction and skills. He writes and talks regularly on all things economic. Robert is also a postgraduate researcher at the University of Queensland with a special interest in regional economic growth.

Gene Tunny, Director, Adept Economics

Gene Tunny is the Director of Adept Economics, a Brisbane-based economic consulting firm. He is a former Australian Treasury official who has managed teams in Treasury’s Industry and Budget Policy divisions. Gene has internationally recognised expertise in economic policy analysis and advice. For instance, Gene has led or participated as an expert presenter in three University of Queensland International Development courses delivered to Indonesian Government officials, funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the World Bank. Gene is a regular economics commentator in Australian and international media. In late 2018, his book Beautiful One Day, Broke the Next: Queensland’s Public Finances Since Sir Joh and Sir Leo was published by Connor Court. Gene has a first class honours degree in Economics from the University of Queensland, where he was a University Medallist. 

Ian Macfarlane, Chief Executive, Queensland Resources Council

Ian was elected to Federal Parliament as the Member for Groom in October 1998 and is Australia’s longest serving Federal Resources and Energy Minister and the Coalition’s longest serving Federal Industry and Innovation Minister with over 14 years experience in both Cabinet and shadow ministerial positions. Ian has extensive experience across the resources and energy, agribusiness, science and innovation, skills and training and manufacturing and industry sectors. Ian retired from Federal Parliament in May 2016.



Elyse Reithmuller, Chief Executive Officer, Fitzroy Basin Association

As a passionate leader, innovator and critical thinker, Elyse is a powerful advocate for the Fitzroy region and its natural assets. Elyse is the Chief Executive Officer of Fitzroy Basin Association, central Queensland’s preeminent Natural Resource Management organisation serving central Queensland. She has over 20 years of experience in land, water, vegetation and agriculture management in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. 
Over the last ten years, Elyse has embedded herself in the Fitzroy region, building strategic partnerships with industry, community, private and public land managers. 

Leigh Walters, Project Director, Clarke Creek Wind Farm, Goldwind Australia

Building on an electrical background with studies in Construction Management and Economics as well as Law, Leigh has decades of experience in delivering large-scale infrastructure projects in the Defence, Health, Oil & Gas, Mining & Minerals, as well as Renewable Energy sectors. Leigh is Project Director for Goldwind Australia overseeing wind and solar farm project delivery across QLD, NSW, TAS and Western Australia. Leigh is currently heading the transition of the 450MW Stage 1 Clarke Creek Wind Farm Project into delivery as well as supporting various other projects Goldwind Australia has in development.


Lewis Glynn, Head of Project Delivery, Surf Lakes

As Head of Project Delivery, Lewis will lead a team of project managers in charge of managing the construction and site-specific design requirements for each Surf Lake.

In the UK, Lewis started his career as a site manager with a construction firm in Wales (United Living Group) and was head-hunted to take on a role as design & technical manager for a $1bn+ residential development in central London for the St James Group.

Steve Quilter, Executive General Manager Commercial Strategy and Energy Futures, Stanwell Corporation

Mr Quilter was appointed Executive General Manager Energy Trading and Commercial Strategy at Stanwell in July 2016. Mr Quilter joined Stanwell in February 2012 as Swanbank Power Station Manager and was appointed General Manager of Stanwell’s gas and hydro generation portfolio in May 2013.

In a career spanning more than 20 years in the energy industry both in Queensland and New South Wales, Mr Quilter has worked in various operational roles including senior engineering and management positions.

In this role, he is responsible for the trading of Stanwell’s generation in the National Electricity Market.


Further information on programme and presenters to follow.

Networking to follow.

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Frenchville Sports Club, 105 Clifton St, North Rockhampton 105 Clifton Street
North Rockhampton Queensland
Australia 4701