Dr Gabrielle Kuiper is a 2017 Churchill Fellow. She recently returned from North America, the UK and Europe where she was investigating the regulation of clean, smart, customer-centric energy networks. Dr Kuiper is an energy, sustainability and climate change professional with over twenty years experience in the corporate world, government and non-government organisations and academia. Since 2010, she has held positions as the Head of Environmental Sustainability at ANZ bank; Senior Advisor, Climate Change, Energy and Environment to the Australian Prime Minister, the Hon Julia Gillard MP; Senior Policy Officer, Energy + Water Consumers Advocacy Program at the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and Director, Climate Change, Resources and Energy at the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet. Among other awards, she was a U.S. Department of State Climate Change Professional Fellow in 2011 and a Hermon-Slade Foundation Chevening Scholar with the British Council in 1999.