Join the Conversation - Investment Opportunities in Queensland

As it prepares to host the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Queensland is set for a ‘Golden Decade’ of transformation. The ingredients for success are in place. And the opportunities are here right now. Home to some of the world’s richest minerals transforming the state into a renewable energy power house, Queensland also has cutting-edge research capabilities, a booming tech sector and a proactive government that offers support and financial incentives. 

As a place to invest and grow, nowhere shines quite like Queensland.

Meet our Experts

Dr. Cle-Anne Gabriel
A sustainable development specialist, consultant, author, educator and public speaker, with a decade and a half of global experience as a pioneer and leader in her field. 

Cle-Anne is a Director in KPMG Australia, and the firm’s Head of Decarbonisation Transformation, where she leads integration and delivery of KPMG’s decarbonisation offerings into the market.  

She has a 16-year track record of designing and delivering high-value, high-impact sustainability services and programs in the consulting and research sectors in four OECD countries, including low- and zero-emission transition programs for the European Commission, AusAID and the World Bank, two national governments and multi-national corporations. 

A national award-winning educator, Cle-Anne also founded Australia’s first Carbon Literacy program, certifying corporate clients on their journey to Net Zero, and she created the world’s first Carbon Literacy training for the extractive industries. She was formerly the UN PRME Director of Sustainability at the University of Queensland, where she was also a Senior Lecturer in sustainable development and won multiple teaching awards for her outstanding contribution to student learning.  

Throughout her studies and career, Cle-Anne has lived in Canada, Japan, Germany, New Zealand and now Australia, and believes Queensland’s abundant natural resources and growing reputation as a global renewable powerhouse make it an ideal place to invest. 

"We’ve got Queensland leading the rest of Australia in the deployment of large scale solar energy, some of the most reliable wind resources across Australia, and the rapid scale up of our transmission and distribution infrastructure as well across the state. 

There are opportunities for technology, opportunities for people, there are opportunities for skill development and workforce. Queensland is the ideal place for foreign investment in renewable energies."

Tom Northcott
An industry leader in the development of mineral assets from exploration stage through environmental approvals and mining lease 

Tom is the Managing Director of Vecco Group which specialises in vanadium resource development and vanadium electrolyte production for flow batteries. 

An industry leader in the development of mineral assets from exploration stage through environmental approvals and mining lease, his experience also includes corporate governance, project acquisitions and financing, environmental compliance and mine planning and development including rail, port, water and power. 

Prior to Vecco Group Tom was General Counsel for Jellinbah Group and has extensive experience in the practical delivery of mining, energy and infrastructure projects throughout Australia. His expertise includes board and senior management positions in operational mining as well as exploration companies. 

Vecco’s Townsville Vanadium Battery Manufacturing Facility, opened in June 2023, is Australia’s first commercial-scale vanadium flow battery electrolyte manufacturing plant. 

"Queensland has over $500 billion of critical minerals in the ground. There’s a huge opportunity in northwest Queensland, with a supportive framework and a local skilled workforce, to help exploit these resources. These include vanadium, graphite, copper and nickel. All of these elements are critical to the energy transition. Queensland has a world leading sustainability framework, giving us a competitive advantage in the products that we’re exporting."

Vu Tran
A medical professional and tech entrepreneur, Vu is the co-founder of Go1 - a venture capital-backed, e-learning company, recently valued at $2BN USD.  

Vu Tran is the Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer at Go1.  

With approximately 5 million users worldwide, Go1 is a single online learning solution for organisations and individuals using the world's most comprehensive online library of learning resources developed by leading learning providers.  

GO1’s origin dates back to a garage in the suburbs of Brisbane, Australia, where Vu and fellow Co-Founder Andrew Barnes started a web development company. After submitting a last-minute application to the prestigious Y-Combinator accelerator, GO1 was accepted in 2015, and triggered the worldwide expansion of the organization with offices opening across the world in The United States, South Africa, Vietnam, The United Kingdom and Malaysia. 

Aside from Go1, Vu is a co-founder and director of Aduro Learning Management System and Go Catalyse. He is also a medical doctor working in General Practice and has passion for developing new and innovative ways to promote healthcare in the broader community. 

Vu is proud to play a leading role in Queensland’s booming tech sector and believe it’s primed for foreign investment growth.  

"From an investor’s perspective, Queensland provides a really unique opportunity. We have an ecosystem of thriving, high growth, high potential companies, the skills and talent that are needed to be able to power them and a government that is making innovation a priority and sending a signal that the state is open for business."

Join the Conversation

Queensland's competitive advantage for critical mineral investors

Vecco Group Managing Director Tom Northcott discusses Queensland’s competitive advantage for critical minerals investors.  

Queensland's competitive advantage for critical mineral investors

Vecco Group Managing Director Tom Northcott discusses Queensland’s competitive advantage for critical minerals investors. 

Renewable Energy Transition Opportunities

Go1 Co-Founder Vu Tran describes the points of difference driving Queensland’s booming tech sector.

Renewable Energy Transition Opportunities

Vu believes Queensland’s unique ecosystem and the opportunity it provides investors has the potential to identify the next unicorn. 

Renewable Energy Transition Opportunities

KPMG Australia’s Head of Decarbonisation Transformation Dr. Cle-Anne Garbriel details Queensland credentials as a global leader in the renewable energy transition.  

Renewable Energy Transition Opportunities

Cle-Anne identifies Queensland’s vast supply chain network as a prime opportunity for foreign investment in decarbonization.  

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