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AGA is the Peak Organisation for Geothermal Energy in Australia

Incorporated in 2016, the Australian Geothermal Association (AGA) is a not-for-profit society whose members are individuals, professionals and corporations working in industry, academia and government representing the full range of geothermal applications.

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AGA is Australia's forum for individuals & organisations interested in geothermal energy, information, discussion, network, support and advocacy.

Incorporated in 2016, the Australian Geothermal Association (AGA) is a professional society whose members are individuals working in industry, academia and government, representing the full range of geothermal applications from ground source heat pumps to direct industrial heat supply, recreational bathing and wellness, and electrical power generation.

Affiliated with the International Geothermal Association (IGA), AGA was born to promote and encourage the science, technology and development of geothermal energy in Australia.

 

AGA is not-for-profit, non-party political and non-sectarian.

The views and opinions of individual AGA members are their own and not those of AGA or its membership.

AGA does not support or endorse any particular supplier or technology used or supplied by any member or organisation.​

GA's Newsletter is accessible only to AGA members on this website at our Members page. Recordings of the Webinars put on by the Asia Western Pacific Regional Branch of the IGA can be accessed via our Members Page.

The Board & Officers of The Australian Geothermal Association.

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The Association's Constitution sets out the terms of its legal incorporation in November 2016 and the rules for its ongoing governance and administration.

The AGA Board of Directors is comprised of five directors who must be members of the organisation. Directors are elected to serve two-year terms with three positions becoming vacant one year and the other two the next.

The President and officers of AGA are appointed until a successor is elected by the Board of directors from their number at the first Board meeting held after the AGM. 

The Board may appoint two additional members to act as Secretary and Treasurer.

The President presides as the Chairman of general meetings of members.

Mark Ballesteros and Martin Pujol were re-elected for two-year terms in 2023.

 

Graeme Beardsmore, Betina Bendall and Adrian Larking were each re-elected for two-year terms in 2022. 

 

In May, 2022, Adrian Larking stood down as President and Mark Ballesteros was appointed in his place. Trey Meckel replaced the retiring Grant Bolton as Secretary with Betina Bendall continuing as Public Officer. Jorik Poesse was appointed Treasurer following the retirement of Ludovic Ricard. All of these appointments were renewed following the 2023 AGM.

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Meet Our Officers and 
Board of Directors
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MARK BALLESTEROS

PRESIDENT

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TREY MECKEL

SECRETARY

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BETINA BENDALL

DIRECTOR &

PUBLIC OFFICER

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JORIK POESSE

TREASURER

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MARTIN PUJOL

DIRECTOR

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ADRIAN LARKING

DIRECTOR

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GRAEME BEARDSMORE

DIRECTOR

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Become a Member and join the AGA community

To explore each of our membership packages and sign up please visit our Members page. 

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