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Wayne Smith

Government Relations Manager at the Smart Energy Council

Wayne Smith is a political strategist who helps shape and develop the tactics for the Smart Energy Council. A professional lobbyist and policy advisor, Wayne also plays a wider role in guiding the Smart Energy Council policy and presenting industry submissions. As manager of Government Relations, Wayne Smith is responsible for policy, advocacy, strategy and campaigning across the organisation. Wayne has held senior roles in the renewables industry for over a decade, working and consulting for some of Australia’s leading renewable energy companies and industry bodies. Wayne has been a senior adviser for a number of Federal Shadow Ministers and has previously worked for the Federal and ACT Governments, as well as a number of peak non-government organisations.


See Wayne at the 2022 Better Futures Forum:

Tuesday 6 September, 4.00pm - 5.15pm AEST | Sector Workshops & Submissions: A renewable energy storage target

Wednesday 7 September, 3:00pm - 4:00pm AEST | Policy Submission Roundtable: A renewable energy storage target