Mr Tim Nelson

Adjunct Research Fellow - Institute for Rural Futures (IRF)


Tim is the Head of Economics, Policy and Sustainability at AGL Energy. In this role, Tim is responsible for:

  • AGL's sustainability strategy;
  • greenhouse accounting and reporting;
  • AGL's energy and greenhouse research;
  • AGL's corporate citizenship program, Energy for Life; and
  • formulating energy policy and regulation.

Prior to working with AGL, Tim was employed as a Principal Policy Officer at the NSW Cabinet Office. In this role, Tim coordinated the development of the NSW Energy Directions Green Paper and was a key member of the team which designed and implemented the NSW Greenhouse Gas Abatement Scheme.

Tim commenced his career as a cadet/graduate with the Reserve Bank of Australia and holds an honours degree in economics.


  • 2012: Graduate Diploma of Corporate Governance
  • 1999: B. Ec (Hons, Class I), University of New England
  • 1998: B. Ec majoring in Economics and Econometrics, University of New England