Advisory Board

Quest Events would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the official event advisory panel who contributed their valuable time and expertise to ensure the agenda for this event is timely and relevant for all stakeholders working in the gas and energy sector.


  • Mark Dayman
    Executive Chairman, Fyfe

    Session: PANEL DISCUSSION: Unlocking the Beetaloo Basin

    Mark was appointed Executive Chairman of Fyfe in late 2019.

    As Executive Chairman, he is actively involved in business development and generating project opportunities for the company, as well as overseeing the Fyfe Board and being readily available to Fyfe staff and clients.

    In his impressive 35-year career at the Company, Mark has held various roles, including 14 years as Managing Director. He is motivated by the relationships he has developed with his staff and clients, and enjoys seeing both the company, and people flourish.

    Mark is the current President, preceding Vice President and a Councillor at the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME), Past President of the Australian Pipeline and Gas Association, and holds membership with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD); Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia; and Australian Pipeline and Gas Association.

    Mark was recognised as the Entrepreneur of the Year in the 2014 Central Region Services category at the Entrepreneur Awards, an accolade which is considered to be one of the world’s most prestigious business awards and is held in more than 145 cities and over 60 countries worldwide.

  • Jordan McCollum
    National Policy Manager, Australian Pipelines & Gas Association (APGA)

    Jordan McCollum, National Policy Manager, Australian Pipelines & Gas Association

    Jordan is a career gas industry professional, experienced in the commercial, operational and innovation management and optimisation of technically complex energy value chains. Jordan seeks to now utilise this experience to drive policy change which enables the Australian transition towards a net zero emission future.

    Previous roles include Business Development Manager – Energy for the CSIRO; Commercial Advisor for Jemena; and over 8 years with Origin Energy.

  • Oliver Nunn
    Principal, Endgame Economics

    Session: In-depth Learning Session B: Understanding the role of gas and gas prices in the electricity industry

    Oliver is the director of Endgame Economics. He is an expert in the design, development and application of mathematical models. He has spent the vast majority of his career applying this expertise in the context of the energy industry.

    Oliver is an expert in wholesale energy markets, and his advice is regularly sought on the implications of changes to policy and macroeconomic factors for the wholesale sector. He has worked with generators, renewable energy developers, and private equity firms, to provide expert quantitative analysis to inform bids for major gas transmission and electricity generation assets.

    Some notable projects that Oliver has completed include the following:

    • the interventions review for the Australian Energy Market Operator in 2017 ;
    • the ahead-market workstream for the Energy Security Board in 2020;
    • acting for the New South Wales Government during the sale of Transgrid, Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy in 2015;
    • the Australian Energy Market Commission’s assessment of the five-minute settlement rule change in 2016; and
    • the Distribution Network Pricing rule change in 2014.

    Prior to founding Endgame, Oliver led the quantitative team at the Australian Energy Market Commission, and worked at a number of economic and energy market consultancies. He holds a first class honours in pure mathematics, as well as commerce degree with majors in economics and finance.

  • Shannon O'Rourke
    Chief Executive Officer, Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBICRC)

    Shannon O'Rourke has over 25 years experience in the energy and resources industries with companies including Woodside, Chevron, Diamond Offshore and Rio Tinto. Shannon founded and led Woodside's Hydrogen, Carbon and CCS businesses and held roles including Head of Commercialisation and Senior Executive Advisor.