ACEF Speaker

Bernardene Smith

Principal - Policy, Regulation And Commercial,
Global CCS Institute

Bernardene has more than 20 years’ experience as commercial and financial advisor in the energy sector. She has commercial expertise across a range of technologies, including traditional fuels, renewable energy, blue and green hydrogen and CCS. Bernardene has worked in industry and as consultant on projects in Australia, MEA, and APAC advising on policy, regulations, strategy, commercialisation and project delivery. She has acted as advisor to both public and private sector clients, with specific focus on decarbonisation and environmentally sustainable projects. Bernardene is a Chartered Accountant and holds several post-graduate finance qualifications.


  • Session 4.3: Carbon Removal Financing and Technologies for the Industrial Sector