Policy Officer, Energy + Water Consumers’ Advocacy Program
Douglas has been a policy officer in the Energy and Water team at PIAC since May 2018. He focuses on issues impacting vulnerable NSW households, fair and affordable access to water, access to sustainable technology, and advocating for measures to make the retail electricity market fairer.
Douglas has more 15 years of experience across policy, government, and community and social service advocacy, and has worked and volunteered in hospitality, sustainable agriculture and youth development both in Australia and across Europe.
Between 2015 and 2018 he was a Policy Officer for the NSW Council of Social Service, with responsibility for policy and advocacy across the housing, disability, planning, essential services and transport. He also served as the Policy, Events and Professional Development Manager for the NSW Institute of Architects between 2003-2007, developing the Institutes policy on Professional Development, and the education and events program to support the Institute’s members
Douglas has a Master’s in Public Policy, with High Distinction, from the University of Sydney, where he also obtained a Bachelor of Economics (Social Sciences) majoring in Political Economy, and Government & Public Administration.
A keen amateur photographer and artist, Douglas has had his work exhibited and sold in several Sydney artist run spaces.