AER welcomes two new Board members

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has welcomed the Governor-General’s appointment of Mr Jarrod Ball and Ms Lynne Gallagher to its Board.

With more than 20 years’ experience across government and business, Mr Ball will join the AER on 22 May.

Mr Ball is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Deakin Business School, has held several board and committee positions, and is currently Chief Economist for the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA).

Ms Gallagher is currently Chief Executive Officer of Energy Consumers Australia and will join the Board on 5 June.

She brings with her over 20 years’ sector leadership, and invaluable knowledge and experience in the energy market, retail markets, and network businesses on the demand and supply side.

Ms Gallagher has also held several executive positions in the Australian Public Service, financial sector and served on multiple boards and committees.

AER Chair Clare Savage said the appointment of Mr Ball and Ms Gallagher brings further consumer, technical and economic expertise that will contribute significantly to the AER’s continued work to support energy consumers.

“We’re delighted to welcome Lynne and Jarrod to our Board and look forward to them commencing their roles in coming weeks.

“Their experience, and breadth and depth of industry knowledge is an incredible asset to the AER, and will play a pivotal role in ensuring that we continue to engage with our broad stakeholder base and achieve real outcomes for our consumers,” Ms Savage said.

Both appointments are for five years and fill the vacancies created by the resignation of Catriona Lowe and retirement of Mr Eric Groom PSM.

Issued date: 
4 May 2023
AER reference: 
NR 07/23
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