The Australian Energy Market Commission has appointed four new senior advisers.

The new advisors are Dominic Adams, Shari Boyd, Ben Davis and Claire Richards. 

Dominic Adams has been at the AEMC since 2013 working in the retail and wholesale markets team. He worked on the AEMC’s first retail rule change project and is currently leading the AEMC’s 2016 Retail Competition Review.

With qualifications in law and arts Mr Adams has previously worked as a researcher for a Judge at the Court of Appeal of the NSW Supreme Court and in the climate change and banking teams at the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, where he pursued an interest in climate and renewable energy regulation and financing.

Shari Boyd made the move to policy development at the AEMC nine months ago and enjoys opportunities to work with stakeholders on developing national electricity and gas markets in Australia.

With qualifications in finance and law, Ms Boyd worked first in the financial industry and then as a lawyer at the Alberta Utilities Commission where she worked on facilities and rate setting applications.

Ben Davis began working at the AEMC in 2013, where he worked on distribution networks pricing arrangements rule change, the embedded networks rule change and a variety of Power of Choice and network regulation projects.  

Mr Davies previously worked at the University of Western Australia as an Associate Lecturer and at the Australian Energy Regulator in the networks operations and development branch.

Lastly, Claire Richards started her career in a graduate program in Canberra for the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism working on energy efficiency, uranium and carbon capture and storage policy.

After two years working on clean energy and climate change policy, she moved to Sydney in 2014 to join the AEMC’s Networks team. She is currently working on the Competition in Metering rule change and the Integration of Storage project.

Jessica Dickers is an experienced journalist, editor and content creator who is currently the Editor of Utility’s sister publication, Infrastructure. With a strong writing background, Jessica has experience in journalism, editing, print production, content marketing, event program creation, PR and editorial management. Her favourite part of her role as editor is collaborating with the sector to put together the best industry-leading content for the audience.

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