Appointment of AER CEO, Anthea Harris

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has today announced that Anthea Harris has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the AER.

Ms Harris is currently Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Security Board (ESB).

Prior to her role at the ESB, Anthea was Deputy Secretary of the Energy Group within the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. Anthea has previously been Chief Executive Officer of the Climate Change Authority having established this agency from the ground up and has held senior roles within the Commonwealth Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. Anthea also led the Secretariat for the National Emissions Trading Taskforce.

Welcoming Ms Harris’s wealth of experience and passion for the sector, AER Chair Ms Clare Savage said:

“Anthea has a long and distinguished career in the Australian energy and climate change industry, and we are delighted to welcome Anthea to the team. This is an exciting time for the AER as we work through the energy market transformation together with our stakeholders, to ensure energy consumers are better off, now an in the future”.

Ms Harris commences as Chief Executive Officer on 30 January 2023.

Issued date: 
22 December 2022
AER reference: 
NR 64/22
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