Daniel Smith is executive chair and founder of ReGen Strategic, and a trusted advisor to people at the highest levels of government and industry.
Daniel previously founded CGM Communications, growing it into one of Western Australia’s most respected community, government and media relations agencies over 11 years.
Now repurposed as ReGen, he leads a team of specialists in sustainability and ESG, stakeholder engagement and strategic communication, who are united in their desire to make a difference through their work.
Daniel’s previous experience includes senior policy and stakeholder engagement roles in both government and the private sector. With a background in social and marketing research, Daniel has worked on stakeholder engagement and communication strategies for some of Western Australia’s highest profile private, public and community sector organisations.
Daniel has driven high impact projects and services across a range of sectors, including mining, manufacturing, agriculture, infrastructure, health and education. His energy experience includes hydrogen, wind, solar, geothermal and firming gas, as well as pump hydro storage and demand-side management.
Daniel’s strong networks within both the West Australian and Australian Governments, as well as his role as a founding member of Labor’s National Policy Forum, make him uniquely placed to identify and drive government collaboration for projects and services with positive environmental and social impact.
Daniel serves on a number of not-for-profit boards, driving stakeholder engagement and the consideration of ESG topics. He is also a regular columnist for The West Australian newspaper on ESG issues and a guest commentator on ABC Radio Perth.
Daniel holds a Bachelor of Business and is certified through Global Competent Boards in ESG and sustainability.