Margot Hammond

Margot Hammond

Transition Social Performance Manager
Western Power
Western Australia

Margot is the Transition Social Performance Manager at Western Power and has the exciting role of managing the development and implementation of social performance framework and strategy to support transmission expansion projects across the network.

With more than 15 years of experience in communications and engagement, and a proven track record of managing extensive stakeholder relationships, business governance, and sustainability and community investment across the sectors of arts, commercial, government, and large infrastructure among others, Margot is well placed in integrating social considerations into Western Power’s transition to a cleaner and more resilient energy system for Western Australia. Her success in building strong and diverse professional teams that deliver social impact assessments, strategic engagement, environmental performance, land management, and statutory approvals is well known across industry and her contribution to social investment performance and innovation has been recognised by an Australian Institute of Energy Women in Energy Award.

Speaker agenda

12:10 pm

Understanding different electricity consumer perspectives

Panel: Social License to Operate & Performance

Topics to be discussed: 

  • Understanding different electricity consumer perspectives, e.g., consumers who are socially impacted by large generation, storage and transmission projects but don't directly receive any benefits in return.
  • Managing modern slavery issues within the supply chain, e.g., battery minerals sourcing.
  • Managing stakeholder fatigue.
  • Hidden costs for stakeholders (e.g., farmers' legal fees for sign-off on land use agreements).
  • Project partnerships with First Nations peoples / other landowners.
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