Statement from AER Board and Staff on the passing of Matt Zema

We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Matt Zema, Managing Director and CEO of AEMO, on Saturday 23 July 2016.

The Board and staff of the AER extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to Matt’s family and loved ones and offer our support to our colleagues and friends at AEMO.

Matt’s intelligence, drive, commitment and dedication through his long contribution to the energy sector have helped shape the market and delivered real benefits to the Australian community.

As founding CEO and Managing Director of AEMO, Matt developed and led a world class organisation for over eight years. This followed from his many accomplishments as CEO of VENCorp and his earlier career with energy utility businesses.

We will miss him a great deal.

Issued date: 
25 July 2016
AER reference: 
AC 077/16