Senior Visiting Research Fellow
Graeme Bethune is founder and Chairman of EnergyQuest, an independent Australian energy advisory firm that he founded in 2005.
EnergyQuest specialises in business intelligence and advice for companies and governments, with a focus on oil, gas, electricity, LNG, renewables, future fuels and the energy transition generally. It produces monthly, quarterly and annual reports on Australian energy. Graeme and his colleagues have also undertaken numerous consulting assignments on energy for Australian and international clients, particularly on natural gas and LNG.
From 2016 to 2022 Graeme was also Chairman of the Australian Gas Industry Trust, an organisation dedicated to gas industry research and education. The Trust is the Australian Charter Member of the International Gas Union. Graeme was a member of the IGU Executive Committee from 2017 to 2022 and the IGU Regional Coordinator for North Asia (China, Japan and Korea) and Australasia (Australia and New Zealand).
Between 1995 and 2005 Graeme held senior executive positions with Santos, one of Australia’s leading energy companies, with responsibilities for finance, business development and investor relations.
Graeme is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland Centre for Natural Gas.
He has a first-class honours degree in economics from Monash University and a Ph.D. from the Australian National University. He has undertaken the Executive Program at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy.