COAG Energy Council Independent Energy Appointments Selection Panel

Publication date: Tuesday, 17th July 2018.

The role of the COAG Energy Council Energy Appointments Selection Panel is to provide recommendations to the COAG Energy Council (the Council) on appointments to the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), Australian Energy Regulator (AER), and Energy Consumers Australia (ECA).

The Selection Panel is comprised of six members including an ex officio Chair to be nominated by the governments, three representatives nominated by the government (ministerial members), and two representatives nominated by industry (industry members). Current members of the Selection Panel are:

  • Ms Samantha Tough (Chair) - appointed until May 2023.

  • Mr Tony Wood (ministerial member) - appointed until May 2023.

  • Ms Jo Benvenuti (ministerial member) - appointed until May 2022.

  • Mr John Adams (ministerial member) - appointed until June 2025.

  • Vacant (industry member x 2)


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