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Nick Panagopoulos

Acting Executive Director, Energy Resources

Nick leads the team responsible for managing the state’s petroleum, geothermal and gas storage assets through world class regulation and compliance monitoring. The Energy Resources Division is also helping the state’s transition to modern energy through strategies to facilitate carbon capture and storage technologies, natural hydrogen exploration, and hydrogen generation, storage and transmission.

In 2018 Nick was appointed DEM’s Deputy Executive Director of Energy Resources and Commercial, overseeing resource royalties and supporting a whole of DEM commercial focus participating in DEM’s Budget and Finance Committee. Nick also assisted with the financial assurance changes being considered for securities against rehabilitation liabilities.

Prior to joining the department, Nick worked in the property industry, based in Sydney. He was the Chief Risk Officer for the GTP Group, one of Australia’s largest diversified property groups. Prior to that he was the Asia Pacific Regional Risk Manager at Lend Lease Corporation.