17-18 May 2022 | Venue TBC, Portugal


Sarah Brown

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER)
sarah brown

Sarah is the Counsellor for the Department of Industry,
Science, Energy and Resources (DISER) based at the
Australian Embassy and Permanent Mission to the
European Union in Brussels.
Sarah’s role is to:
• manage the relationship between Australia and
European countries in relation to industry, science,
research, technology, energy and resources matters
• advance the portfolio’s interests across Europe
• facilitate bilateral relationships and dialogue between Australia and European countries.
Most recently, Sarah was the Chief of Staff for Australia’s outgoing Chief Scientist,
Dr Alan Finkel. She supported Dr Finkel in advising the Australian Government on a wide
range of science, research, education and innovation policies and issues. A particular
highlight of her time with Dr Finkel was the release of Australia’s National Hydrogen Strategy
and the Low Emissions Technology Statement.
Prior to joining the Office of the Chief Scientist, she led international science policy in the
department, with responsibility for the Global Innovation Strategy under the National Science
and Innovation Agenda. Her section also led the bilateral science and innovation
engagement with the European Union and its Member States, the United States of America,
Canada, Singapore and Korea.
Sarah previously held senior roles in the peak body Universities Australia, including Policy
Director International and Policy Director Research and Innovation, leading work on key
policy and engagement documents and processes for the university sector. Her previous
science and research related policy roles in DISER and its predecessors included
developing and implementing research infrastructure policy and national research and
science investment planning and prioritisation.

12 May
 - 08:45 BST (UTC +01:00)
Panel Discussion

A deep dive into the strategy to produce Green Hydrogen at scale in Australia from some of the leading policy makers and developers who are at the forefront of the market.