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Mar 23 2018

Appointment of Sarah McNamara as next AEC Chief Executive

The Australian Energy Council has announced the appointment of Sarah McNamara as its new Chief Executive and thanked Matthew Warren, who steps down on 2 July 2018, for his contribution to the industry.

The Australian Energy Council’s Chairman, Jeff Dimery, said the Board was delighted to have someone of Ms McNamara’s calibre succeed Mr Warren who is leaving after more than six years heading up the energy industry’s peak body.

“Sarah has more than a decade’s experience working with policy and regulatory frameworks across the energy sector. She has advised the highest levels of Government on energy policy and advocated for the industry at both the peak body level and through her previous role with AGL.

“Her appointment provides important continuity to the role having worked in the AEC Secretariat for the past two years.

Ms McNamara joined the AEC as General Manager, Corporate Affairs in January 2016.

Mr Dimery praised the contribution of Mr Warren to the industry and policy debate. “Matthew has been instrumental in the energy industry’s advocacy during a critical period. He has been a prominent voice in Australia’s energy and climate debates for many years.”

Mr Warren led the Energy Supply Association of Australia from 2012 and subsequently he was appointed the inaugural Chief Executive of the Australian Energy Council in December 2015.

About the Australian Energy Council

The Council represents 21 major electricity and downstream natural gas businesses operating in competitive wholesale and retail energy markets. These businesses collectively generate the overwhelming majority of electricity in Australia and sell gas and electricity to over 10 million homes and businesses.

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