Richard Day

Director Strategy, Policy and Communications – Low Carbon Transition
Department for Energy and Mining, South Australia

Since joining the South Australian Government in 2001, Richard Day has worked across the energy, climate change, industry development and low carbon economy portfolios. Richard heads up a team within the Department of Energy and Mining charged with capturing the investment and industry development opportunities associated with the State’s transition to clean energy. His current area of focus is on attracting and growing industries that capitalise on South Australia’s low-cost renewable energy resources, including use of batteries and other forms of energy storage, hydrogen and green chemical production, mining and green minerals processing, the electrification of mobility, and associated value chains.

Richard has spearheaded the development and implementation of a Hydrogen Roadmap for South Australia, which was released in September 2017. He is also a significant contributor to the development of Australia’s National Hydrogen Strategy, including through co-chairing the kick start project relating to the greater use of hydrogen in gas networks and participating in international engagement activities.