Appointment to the Australian Energy Market Commission

Post date: Friday, 08th June 2018

The COAG Energy Council welcomes the appointment of Ms Michelle Shepherd to the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC).

Ms Shepherd has been appointed to one of two new Commissioner positions created to increase the strategic capacity of the AEMC.

Ms Shepherd brings to the AEMC valuable experience in energy sector regulation and policy. Prior to her appointment, Ms Shepherd was the General Manager of Regulatory and Government Affairs at Alinta Energy where she led the team responsible for developing and implementing Alinta Energy's national government and regulatory strategy across its gas and electricity businesses. She has over 20 years’ experience in managing regulation and government policy in both the private and public sector, including AGL Energy (based in Melbourne) and the Competition Commission (UK).

In addition to her executive career she was a non-executive director of the WA gas market operator, Retail Energy Market Company for five years. She is currently the Vice President, YMCA WA.