Ben Heard is a consultant with Frazer-Nash Consultancy and is the founder of Bright New World. Ben Heard is a leading voice for the use of nuclear technologies to address our pressing global challenges. It certainly didn’t start that way but following a critical appraisal of his anti-nuclear stance, he found it unsupportable. Ben holds a Masters in Sustainability from Monash University and a Ph.D. in science from the University of Adelaide.
His thesis modelled Australian electricity supply with a focus on the potential role of nuclear technologies in lowering greenhouse emissions in partnership with renewable technologies. He has presented his published research findings around Australia and the world. Ben is a sustainability advisor to Canadian nuclear innovator Terrestrial Energy, and was a member of the public advisory panel for siting Australia’s domestic nuclear waste repository. Founding Bright New World took Ben back to his NGO beginnings, to give environmentalism a reboot for the 21st century. With the Frazer-Nash team he provides techno-economic assessment and analysis as well as risk-communication, advocacy and stakeholder consultation services.