The Australian Energy Council’s (AEC) Board has appointed a new chair, to be supported by Origin Energy’s Frank Calabria, who will continue in the Deputy Chair role.

EnergyAustralia’s Managing Director, Mark Collette, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Australian Energy Council Board.

Australian Energy Council Chief Executive, Sarah McNamara, said, “We are pleased to have two of the most respected energy executives in Australia to lead the Board at a time of intense and ongoing change.

“Mark and Frank bring extensive experience to the Board, which will be invaluable as we continue to work with our members on leading Australia’s energy market transition.

“I would also like to thank Greg Everett, Managing Director, Delta Electricity, who steps down as interim Chair but will remain on the AEC Board.”

Mr Collette said, “I thank the AEC for the opportunity and look forward to working with AEC members to represent our industry as we deliver the energy transition for our customers and communities.”

There are also two newly appointed directors:
James Harman, Chief Executive Officer, EDL
Shannon Hyde, Chief Executive Officer, Simply Energy

They join Board members AGL MD and CEO, Graeme Hunt; Alinta MD and CEO, Jeff Dimery; CS Energy CEO, Andrew Bills; Iberdrola Australia CEO and MD Ross Rolfe; and Red Energy CEO Iain Graham.

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