McKinnon Prize 2022 Selection Panel

Dr Alan Finkel AC

Dr Alan Finkel AC is a neuroscientist, engineer and entrepreneur. He was Australia’s Chief Scientist from 2016 to 2020, during which time he led the National Electricity Market Review, the development of the National Hydrogen Strategy, and the panel that advised the Australian Government on the 2020 Low Emissions Technology Roadmap.

As Special Adviser to the Australian Government on Low Emissions Technologies he led the development of the 2021 Low Emissions Technology Statement and brokered bilateral low emissions technology partnerships between Australia and each of seven key countries.  In 2022 he chaired the Steering Committee for the Australian Government-hosted Sydney Energy Forum. He is currently Chair of Stile Education and a corporate adviser on climate change technologies.