EnergyAustralia has appointed an ex-AEMC chief as the company’s Head of Reputation.
Anne Pearson has been appointed to the position and will oversee EnergyAustralia’s operations as they relate to government and policy, industry regulation, communications and media relations, community engagement, social investment, and brand and sponsorship.
“The successful transition of the energy sector depends on a number of factors. Often overlooked is the importance in working closely with a range of stakeholders, customers and communities, to understand their expectations and help address issues as they arise,” Ms Pearson said.
“EnergyAustralia is playing a major role in the transition. I look forward to building on the strong relationships and reputation they have for doing the right thing.
“Meanwhile, we remain focused on supporting our customers and keeping the lights on during this difficult period.”
A former lawyer, Ms Pearson has cemented a strong reputation in the energy sector and has held senior positions, including Senior Director and subsequently Chief Executive at the Australian Energy Market Commission, and was recently Acting Executive Manager at WaterNSW.