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The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has appointed David Feeney as Executive General Manager, Transmission and Distribution Networks, and Michael Bradley as Acting Executive General Manager, Retail and Wholesale Markets.

Mr Feeney will replace Richard Owens, who resigned in December 2019 and will leave the AEMC next week.

Since 2018, Mr Feeney has held the role of Executive General Manager, Retail and Wholesale Markets, where he led the team responsible for reviews and rule changes relating to the competitive parts of Australia’s electricity and gas sectors.

Mr Feeney has more than 20 years’ experience across the telecommunications and government sectors.

His previous roles include commercial development with Telstra and managing industry engagement and commercial access arrangements for NBN Co. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Newcastle and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Sydney.

Mr Bradley joined the AEMC in 2016 and has directed a number of major projects, including its annual retail competition and price trends reviews.

Mr Bradley has wide-ranging commercial, regulatory and policy development experience. Previously, he worked as an economic consultant in the infrastructure and telecommunications industries and has held a number of senior management positions at Telstra. Mr Bradley has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney.

“I’m delighted to welcome David and Michael to their new AEMC roles,” Acting Chief Executive, Suzanne Falvi, said.

“We are fortunate to have such a breadth of experience at the AEMC, and both David and Michael will be pivotal to our important program of work in 2020.

“I would also like to thank Richard for his contribution over almost nine years as a key member of the AEMC team. His leadership in many of our major projects including power of choice, competition in metering, ENERF and, more recently, reforms to embedded networks and standalone power systems has been invaluable, and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours.”

Mr Bradley will act in the role until the permanent recruitment process is completed.

Charlotte Pordage is Editor of Utility magazine, a position she has held since November 2018. She joined the team as an Associate Editor in October 2017, after sharpening her writing and editing skills across a range of print and digital publications. Charlotte graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2011 with joint honours in English and Latin. When she's not putting together Australia's only dedicated utility magazine, she can usually be found riding her horse or curled up with a good book.

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