I have informed the Treasurer that I will not be pursuing a second five year appointment as Chair of the Australian Energy Regulator (AER).
A fortnight ago, the Senior Committee of Officials wrote to me, as is the normal process, to inquire as to my interest in continuing as Chair for a second term, but after careful consideration I have decided to move on to the next stage of my professional life
The past five years have been the most challenging and rewarding of my career. Working with such a highly professional and dedicated staff has been immensely fulfilling, and I am beyond proud of what the AER achieved together in this time - progress that will help stand the agency in good stead as the AER works through the challenges and opportunities of the evolving market.
I’ll be working through to the end of my term in September 2019, and I look forward to getting on with the work of delivering the best possible outcomes for Australian energy consumers right up until my final day at the AER.