Chairman of the Australian Energy Market Commission, John Pierce, has announced that Anne Pearson has resigned as Chief Executive of the AEMC.

“Under Anne’s stewardship the AEMC has responded to unprecedented change across the energy sector and risen to the challenge,” Mr Pierce said.

“Her professionalism and personal commitment to working in the interests of Australian consumers has underlined the organisation’s reputation for delivering high integrity, expert work as statutory rule maker and strategic adviser to Council of Australian Governments energy ministers.

“Since her appointment as Chief Executive in early 2016, the AEMC has benefited greatly from Anne’s strong organisational management, as well as her guidance on implementation of the AEMC’s fast-growing work program.

“Anne leaves us well positioned for our future challenges with a strong Executive Leadership Team supported by our exemplary staff who are addressing the energy transition that is occurring.

“On behalf of the Commissioners I wish Anne well for her future and recognise her valued contributions over 12 years in a number of roles at the AEMC.”

The Australian Energy Council’s Chief Executive, Sarah McNamara, said that Ms Pearson had stepped into the Chief Executive role at the AEMC at a time of unprecedented change.

“Anne oversaw an intensive work program of reform at the Commission. Her deep experience and understanding of energy markets has been critical to the management of the challenges of the energy market transition,” Ms McNamara said.

“The industry thanks Anne for guiding the AEMC’s thoughtful approach to various market rule changes in an environment of competing demands.

“Anne’s skill and genuine professionalism will be missed. We wish Anne well for the future.”

Suzanne Falvi will be acting Chief Executive until recruitment is finalised.

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