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Structure

 

Figure 2.1 sets out the organisational and senior management structure of the Clean Energy Regulator at 30 June 2012.

Figure 2.1: Organisational structure at 30 June 2012

  • Chair and Chief Executive Officer Chloe Munro​
    • Clean Energy Regulator Delivery Division Nico Padovan
      • Client Engagement and Regulator Enabling Services Rachael Macdonald (Acting)
      • Auctions and Reporting Jo Major
      • Enabling Services and Program Delivery Bruce Andrew (Acting)
      • Liable Entity Management John Trabinger
      • e-Business and Information Services Brendan Dalton
    • Regulatory Division Ross Carter
      • Regulatory Operators Lesley Dowling
      • Regulatory Implementation Shelley Cooper
      • Regulatory Strategy and Intelligence Tas Sakellaris
      • Carbon Price Operations Stephen Bygrave
    • Renewables and Carbon Farming Division Andrew Livingston
      • Carbon Farming Implementation Mary-Anne Wilson
      • Renewable Energy Targe Market Operations Amarjot Singh Rathore
      • Renewable Energy Target Market Entry Christopher Branson
    • Corporate Services Division Michelle Crosbie (Acting)
      Chief Financial Officer Tom Munyard (Acting)
  • General Counsel Tony Burslem (Acting)

Members of the Regulator

Members of the Regulator are appointed by the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, under the Clean Energy Regulator Act 2011. Members must have substantial experience or knowledge and significant standing in one or more of the following fields: economics, industry, energy production and supply, greenhouse gas emissions measurement and reporting, greenhouse gas abatement measures, financial markets, trading of environmental instruments, land resource management, and public administration.

At 30 June 2012, the Regulator had five Members including the Chair. The appointments of Ms Chloe Munro (Chair), Ms Jennie Granger and Dr Michael Sargent commenced on 2 April 2012; Ms Anne T Brown and Ms Virginia Malley were appointed on 4 June 2012.

A summary of the experience and qualifications of the Members follows.

Photo of Ms Chloe Munro

Ms Chloe Munro, Chair

Prior to her appointment as the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Clean Energy Regulator, Ms Munro was the Chair of the National Water Commission; the Independent Non-executive Chairman of AquaSure, the consortium building Victoria's desalination plant; and a non-executive director of Hydro Tasmania.

Until July 2009, Ms Munro was an executive director of Telstra. She held leadership positions in human resources, business operations, information technology, public policy, and communications and customer service.

Serving in the Victorian public sector between September 1996 and February 2004, Ms Munro held the positions of Secretary of the Department of Primary Industries, Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment, and Deputy Secretary of the Department of Treasury and Finance. In the Department of Treasury and Finance, she headed the division implementing Victoria's energy reform and privatisation program.

Her early career spanned the public, private and not-for-profit sectors in Kenya, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Ms Munro holds master's degrees in mathematics and philosophy from Cambridge University and in business administration from the University of Westminster. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia and was awarded a Centenary Medal for outstanding contribution to public administration in 2001.

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Ms Anne T Brown, Member

Ms Brown has substantial knowledge and practical experience of Australian and international exchange-traded financial markets, instruments, risk management, infrastructure and regulatory environments.

Ms Brown was Chief Risk Officer of ASX Ltd, following its merger with SFE Corporation Ltd, from 2006 until 2010. Her role included group executive responsibilities for enterprise-wide risk management, compliance and audit. She chaired a number of broader group executive committees, and developed integration strategy, risk management and policy development and execution for ASX Ltd's two central counterparty clearing houses. Ms Brown represented ASX Ltd as a board member (including an 18-month term as Chair) of CCP12, an influential global industry association involving all major international clearing houses.

Prior to the merger, Ms Brown was a general manager with SFE Corporation Ltd. During 10 years of service, she held management and executive roles encompassing the organisation's enterprise-wide risk management, audit, compliance, market surveillance, market supervision, market disciplinary tribunals and clearing house risk management functions.

Ms Brown holds a degree in accountancy and computer science from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Ms Jennie Granger, Member

Ms Granger has been a Second Commissioner of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) since 2002, having joined the ATO in 1982, and was appointed to lead the creation and implementation of the agency's world-leading compliance program. She has extensive experience in tax administration within Australia and internationally.

In 2009, Ms Granger was seconded to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet as a deputy secretary, to support the implementation of the Nation Building—Economic Stimulus Plan.

Returning to the ATO, Ms Granger took up her current role as Second Commissioner Law, which includes responsibility for the ATO's law practice, government, ministerial and parliamentary relationships and collaboration with the Department of the Treasury on policy and law design and implementation. She also has responsibilities for planning and governance, people and financial management, and corporate communications, and chairs the Audit Committee.

Ms Granger has been involved in several committees, including the Carbon Price Implementation Program Board and the University of New South Wales Law School Advisory Committee. She is a member of the International Monetary Fund Panel of Tax Administration Experts.

Ms Granger holds degrees in arts and law from the University of New South Wales and a Graduate Diploma in Corporate Management from the University of New South Wales. She was awarded a Public Service Medal for outstanding public service in administration of taxation in 2009.

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Ms Virginia Malley, Member

Ms Malley has 25 years experience in the investment and banking sectors, including more than 10 years experience as a company director. Her areas of expertise are regulatory compliance, market risk management, corporate governance and trusteeship.

From its inception until July 2007, Ms Malley was Chief Risk Officer of Macquarie Funds Management Group and developed and implemented its compliance and risk management frameworks. She oversaw the risk management of portfolios investing in clean technologies, publicly traded debt securities, listed equities, derivatives, currencies and private equity. She also managed industry regulator and ratings agency relationships.

Ms Malley was a member of Macquarie's clean technology and private equity investment committees; served on the boards of Bond Street Custodians Limited, Airport Motorway Custodians Limited and Macquarie Investment Management Limited; and was a member?elected trustee of the Macquarie Bank Staff Superannuation Fund.

Ms Malley is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Mt Eliza–Macquarie Management Course. She holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Applied Finance degrees from Macquarie University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Technology, Sydney.

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Dr Michael Sargent, Member

Dr Sargent has more than 50 years experience in the energy and utility sector across Australia, Canada and the United States.

He is the Chair of the Lighthouse Business Innovation Centre Limited; a director of the Australian Energy Market Operator, the Australian Solar Institute Ltd, and Epicorp Seed Fund Pty Ltd; and the Deputy Chairman of Epicorp Ltd. His previous roles included Chief Executive of Transfield Energy Group and Chief Executive Officer of ACTEW Corporation.

Dr Sargent is active in professional and community matters. He is a director of the National Heart Foundation (ACT) and a past president of The Institution of Engineers, Australia.

Dr Sargent has a degree in electrical engineering and a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Queensland. In recognition of his services to engineering he was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1993 and received a Centenary Medal in 2003.

Divisions and senior managers of the Agency

The Clean Energy Regulator statutory agency comprises four principal divisions, in addition to the offices of the Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel.

  • The Clean Energy Regulator Delivery Division is responsible for developing the necessary capabilities for the Clean Energy Regulator to operate as a stand-alone agency and fulfil its legislative functions. In 2011–12 this included establishing corporate functions, ensuring the smooth transition of existing regulatory functions, and delivering the new and enhanced capabilities to implement the carbon pricing mechanism and associated industry assistance schemes.
  • The Regulatory Division administers the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme, the Australian National Registry of Emissions Units and the carbon pricing mechanism. This includes developing and implementing capabilities associated with registration and reporting; compliance monitoring; audit and auditor registration; management, publication and disclosure of greenhouse and energy information; and stakeholder engagement.
  • The Renewables and Carbon Farming Division administers the Renewable Energy Target and the Carbon Farming Initiative. This includes educating participants, assessing applications, monitoring compliance, issuing credits, managing scheme liability, maintaining registries, and issuing partial exemption certificates for emissions-intensive trade-exposed industries.
  • The Corporate Services Division provides a range of business and support services to enable the Clean Energy Regulator to meet its obligations and priorities. It sets policy and provides services and advice on governance, performance reporting, parliamentary accountability, financial management and procurement, media and communications, and human resources management.

A summary of the backgrounds and responsibilities of the senior managers of the Clean Energy Regulator follows.

Photo of Chloe Munro

Ms Chloe Munro

Chief Executive Officer

The Chair of the Regulator is also the head of the statutory agency for the purposes of the Public Service Act 1999 and has the responsibilities of chief executive under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997.

Ms Munro has an important role in providing advice, implementing the Regulator's decisions and meeting regulatory objectives within a whole-of-government context. She directs the staff of the Clean Energy Regulator and is entrusted to lead the Agency to support the Regulator in administering the regulatory schemes for which it is responsible.

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Mr Nico Padovan

Executive General Manager

Clean Energy Regulator Delivery Division

Mr Padovan is responsible for delivering the capabilities to support the establishment and operation of the Clean Energy Regulator, including those associated with the carbon pricing mechanism.

Mr Padovan has worked in several Australian Government organisations, including the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, the Office of Access Card, the Department of Human Services, Centrelink, the Defence Signals Directorate and the Royal Australian Air Force. He has held roles in the areas of service delivery, program delivery, project management, intelligence, policy, operations, personnel management and research.

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Mr Ross Carter

Executive General Manager

Regulatory Division

Mr Carter has worked across the spectrum of climate change-related policy, regulatory and program areas. Prior to the formation of the Clean Energy Regulator, he was responsible for administering the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 as the Greenhouse and Energy Data Officer.

Mr Carter commenced working in the Australian Greenhouse Office in 2006, joining the Australian Public Service after a 20-year career spanning regulatory and policy aspects of environment protection and natural resource management, including at the executive director level, in the New South Wales public sector.

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Mr Andrew Livingston

Executive General Manager

Renewables and Carbon Farming Division

Mr Livingston is responsible for administering the Renewable Energy Target and the Carbon Farming Initiative.

Mr Livingstone was the Renewable Energy Regulator for the three years from 2009, overseeing the administration of the Renewable Energy Target. He has had an extensive career in the renewable energy sector, including more than 30 years in the planning, development and operation of electricity generation, water resource and renewable energy projects nationally and internationally.

Mr Livingston has held senior positions in organisations such as Hydro Tasmania, URS Australia and the Northern Territory Power and Water Corporation. His expertise includes roles as operational manager, consultant and project engineer.

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