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New chair of the clean energy regulator

New Chair of the clean energy Regulator

The Turnbull Government has announced the appointment of Mr David Parker AM as Chair of the Clean Energy Regulator.

The Clean Energy Regulator is responsible for administering legislation to reduce carbon emissions and increase the use of clean energy. The Clean Energy Regulator runs the Emissions Reduction Fund, Renewable Energy Target and National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting scheme.  As the new head of the agency, Mr Parker brings a wealth of experience with the Commonwealth Government as a Deputy Secretary in the Treasury, Environment and Agriculture portfolios. He has worked on some of the most challenging policy and regulatory issues over two decades, including water reform in the Murray–Darling Basin and National Competition Policy.

His experience, dedication and ability to work with both the private and public sectors, as well as the broader community, will serve him well in this important role.

Ms Virginia Malley and Ms Anne Brown have also been appointment to continue as members of the Regulator for three years. Ms Malley and Ms Brown are highly experienced in regulatory compliance and other corporate governance issues, both having previously served as Chief Risk Officers with major private sector companies.

I would like to take this opportunity to publicly recognise the achievements of the outgoing Chair, Ms Chloe Munro, who held the position with distinction over the past five years. Her work to establish the Clean Energy Regulator in 2012 and implement new policies from successive governments speaks directly to her utmost professionalism and dedication.

I look forward to working with Mr Parker, Ms Malley and Ms Brown and other members of the Regulator whose work is vital in helping the Government meet Australia’s emissions reduction targets and Paris Agreement commitments while ensuring energy affordability and reliability.

Ms Jody Swirepik will continue as acting Chair until Mr Parker takes up his appointment at the beginning of July.

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