Above all else, the Hub is its people. The governance structure is designed to ensure that every Hub decision, project and deliverable is supported by advice, guidance, and resources from a team of the some of the brightest minds in Australia and Germany. It consists of:

An International Board. The Energy Transition Hub's international Board is chaired by Prof Ross Garnaut.

The Board of Directors. Each core Hub node has a co-director: A/Prof Malte Meinshausen from the University of Melbourne, Prof Frank Jotzo from the Australian National University, Dr Gunnar Luderer from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Prof Jan Minx from the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, and Prof Andreas Loeschel from the University of Muenster. Initial managing directors are Dr Falko Ueckerdt and A/Prof Malte Meinshausen.

Research and University Partners. The Hub comprises a network of research partners in Australia and Germany. It includes Murdoch University, RMIT, and Monash University on the Australian side, and the German Aerospace Center, the German Institute for Economic Research and the Hertie School of Governance on the German side. The door is always open to additional research partners in both countries.

Mentors. At each of the Hub's core institutions, there is a rich network of mentors available for guidance and advice to the directors and the International Board.

External Advisory Panel. An advisory panel that includes stakeholders from government, industry and civil society provides guidance to the co-directors.

Hub Secretariat. The Hub's Australian Secretariat is located at the University of Melbourne. The German Hub Secretariat is located at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

Stakeholder network. The Hub has and aims to grow a strong stakeholder network that spans industry, research, civil society and government. This network informs the Hub's research activities, discusses its results, and disseminates its final outcomes. The stakeholder network is facilitated on the Australian side by a government engagement support unit at the Australian National University, and on the German side by links to Kopernikus projects.


The Energy Transition Hub has access to a distinguished group of mentors. The mentors are world experts in their field offering informal ad-hoc advice to the Board, theme leaders and directors.

Scientific Coordinators

The Hub's strength is the integrating and encompassing research scope. The scientific coordinators' key role is to facilitate those inter-work package linkages to enable a strong synthesis across the Hub.