Senior Principal, Utilities Strategy, Australia and New Zealand, Accenture, Australia
Frank Ochel has over 20 years' professional experience in the utilities and resources industries, working across the full value chains in electricity, gas and water. He has worked with businesses in Australia and globally to navigate and leverage the ongoing changes in customer attitudes, new technologies and evolving regulatory frameworks. His focus has been on delivering top line value through growth strategies, new offerings, new business models and M&A as well as bottom line value through operating model transformation, benchmarking, performance improvements and digital uplift.
Frank has worked directly with Australia and New Zealand’s largest multi-utility retailers, but also with key infrastructure players such as gas and electricity networks. He regularly interacts with teams in the APAC region, such as in Malaysia as the industry accelerates its deregulation.
Frank is a co-author of Accenture’s contribution to the Energy Networks Australia’s (ENA) Network Transformation Roadmap, a speaker at the ENA conference and author of several articles in the industry press.
He holds an MBA from ECU in North Carolina, USA.
“I’m excited by Australia’s world leading position in the energy transition as we face a set of challenges across DER, batteries, new competitors, hydrogen, EVs, their orchestration and regaining customers’ trust. The opportunities to find new ways to create value that is shared by businesses and consumers alike motivates me in my work every day.”