Grant King retired after 16 years in his role as Managing Director, Origin Energy Limited, in October 2016.
Grant has extensive experience in the Australian energy industry. He was formerly the Managing Director of Boral Energy and prior to that role, the General Manager, AGL Gas Companies where he held a number of management positions.
He is Chairman of HSBC Australia, CWP Renewables, GreenCollar and is Chairman of Sydney Water. He also Chairs the Climate Change Authority. He recently chaired the Expert Panel advising the Commonwealth Minister for Energy examining additional sources of low cost abatement and is currently a member of the Advisory Council for the Commonwealth Government’s Technology Roadmap. He is also the Chairman of Arventa and runs his own advisory business specialising in energy markets, climate and technology. He also holds a position as Professor of Energy Engineering and is Chairman of the Energy Institute at the University of NSW. He is also a Director of O’Connell Street Associates.
He served as President of the Business Council of Australia from November 2016-19. He is a former Director of BHP (April – August 2017), a former Chairman of Oil Company of Australia, a former Chairman of Contact Energy Limited and a former Director of Envestra Limited.
He is also a former Director of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association Limited (APPEA), former Chairman of Energy Supply Association of Australia and former President of the Australian Gas Association.
Grant has a Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New South Wales and a Masters of Management from the University of Wollongong.
He is a Fellow of Australian Institute of Company Directors.
He is involved in a number of community and philanthropic activities. He is Chairman of the Melanoma Institute Australia, a Director of the Great Barrier Foundation and the Origin Energy Foundation and a member of the UNSW Foundation.