Expert in Residence

CORE continues to extend its thought leadership, industry services and reach of networks through a series of Expert-in-Residence programs over the year. Taking a role in creating the future, our Experts will help to accelerate thinking, knowledge development and connecting opportunities for our members and the wider sector to address the question “How can we increase the number of local, national and international touch points across our community and introduce thought leadership as a service?

Our Expert-in-Residence will deliver workshops, be available to advise startups and industry and deliver thought leadership material over the course of their time at CORE.

Inaugural Expert in Residence: Prof Ray Wills

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Prof Ray Wills is a long-time renewable energy and sustainability advocate and an authoritative commentator and respected adviser on sustainability across all sectors including resources, energy infrastructure, the built environment, clean tech, manufacturing, transport and water. For over thirty years Ray has held a range of roles, from researcher, academic, planner, consultant, adviser, manager, executive, director and entrepreneur. He has substantial expertise in ecology, sustainability, climate change science and the effects of climate change on Australia and the world.

As co-author of Regional Development Australia’s recently released report Lithium Valley: Establishing the Case for Energy Metals and Battery Manufacturing in Western Australia, Prof Wills is a proponent of a cohesive strategy to make WA ‘Lithium Valley’ and grow our industrial capability for the new energy metals sector.

Prof Wills is recognised internationally as:

  • Top 100 Global Leader in Sustainability by Singapore-based ABC Carbon
  • Top 100 Global Influencers in social media on climate change and energy by UK-based SustMeme Magazine
  • Top 100 Influencers and Brands for Renewable Energy in the world
“As CORE’s inaugural Expert-in-Residence, we strongly welcome Prof Ray Will’s Inter-disciplinary approach and look forward to bringing his global and future creator mindset to CORE, to our members and the wider industry community. The future of energy is a transformative space and we invite you to get involved in the Expert in Residence activities and contribute to this thought leadership process: The future is a collaborative opportunity.”
Tamryn Barker, CORE CEO