With more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry, Ms Collyer has advised governments, market institutions, industry participants and large energy users on a wide range of energy matters.
Ms Collyer will join AEMC following a position as Partner and Head of Innovation at Allens, where she has focussed on adapting legal services to meet the challenges of technological change and digital disruption.
AEMC Commissioners Merryn York, Charles Popple, Allison Warburton and Michelle Shepherd as well as Chief Executive Benn Barr all welcomed Ms Collyer to the role, saying the organisation will benefit from her skills, experience and insight.
“We are delighted that Anna will be joining us at this important stage in the energy sector transition. We look forward to working with Anna as the new Chair of the AEMC,” the organisation said.
Energy Networks Australia (ENA) CEO Andrew Dillon also welcomed Ms Collyer to the role, saying she brought valuable skills and experience at a crucial time for the sector.
“The rate of change in the energy industry is rapid and relentless as we work to accommodate an increasingly renewables-based system and address the challenges and opportunities that presents,” he said.
“It is vital in this environment that our regulatory and governance systems adapt to keep pace with this change and that they focus on customer outcomes.
“ENA and our members look forward to working with Ms Collyer in her new role.”
Ms Collyer said with her focus on taking a partnership approach to developing solutions, she is looking forward to joining the AEMC.
“Rapid advances in technology are affecting all aspects of our lives but this is particularly so in energy, where the system’s transformation presents unique opportunities and challenges,” she said.
“It is an important time to be working in the energy sector.”
Ms Collyer will begin her term as Chair of the AEMC on 1 Feb 2021.
For more information visit the AEMC website.
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