Elisabeth Brinton


Elisabeth Brinton
CEW Member

Executive General Manager, New Energy
AGL Energy Limited

Elisabeth Brinton is responsible for leading the New Energy business of AGL Energy. She is accountable for developing new business models and technologies to further enhance AGL's portfolio of products and leads AGL’s strategic investments.

Elisabeth has more than 25 years of experience growing companies and leading innovation across sectors including energy, technology, consumer food products and agriculture.

Prior to joining AGL, Elisabeth was at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) where she led Corporate Strategy, launched PG&E’s ‘Grid of Things’ business strategy and advanced sustainability strategy (including helping get California's 50% Renewables law passed), and ran M&A and strategic investments. Elisabeth also led California’s exploration of new utility business models.

Earlier, Elisabeth was the EVP of Operations for C3 Energy and the Chief Customer Officer of SMUD. She was also on the founding executive team of Loudcloud, running global marketing, helping the company scale internationally and list publicly in record time for a US company. Earlier, Elisabeth was the founder and CEO of her own technical product development and marketing agency where she created a $100million business serving major consumer brands like Pepsico and Nike, and innovative start-ups.

She is a science and humanities graduate of Principia College in Illinois, USA and a recipient of the prestigious Harry S Truman scholarship and a Lincoln Academy inductee.

Elisabeth has been an active supporter of advancing the development of women leaders and gender equality for over a decade. Currently she is the global chair of the Hawthorn Club for C-Suite Executive Women in Energy and previously served as Executive Sponsor of the Women’s Leadership programs at both PG&E and SMUD. She also served on the Board of St John’s Shelter for Women and Children.

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