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Senior executive team

At 30 June 2016 our agency comprised the Business Operations Division, Regulatory Obligation and Coordination Division, Scheme Entry and Entitlement Division, and the offices of the Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel.

Figure 1: Clean Energy Regulator's organisational structure at 30 June 2016

Figure 1: Clean Energy Regulator's organisational structure at 30 June 2016


Ms Chloe Munro

Ms Chloe Munro | Chief Executive Officer

The Chair of the Regulator is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Clean Energy Regulator agency for the purposes of the Public Service Act 1999.

Ms Munro's experience and qualifications are described in the members of the regulator section.

The Chief Executive Officer provides advice, implements the Regulator's decisions and meets regulatory objectives within a whole-of-government context. In this role, the Chief Executive Officer also directs Clean Energy Regulator staff and is entrusted to lead our agency to support the Regulator in administering the regulatory schemes for which we are responsible.

Mr Geoff Purvis-Smith

Mr Geoff Purvis-Smith | General Counsel

Mr Purvis-Smith joined the Clean Energy Regulator as General Counsel in 2012.

Previously, Mr Purvis-Smith was a principal lawyer and acting National Manager Legal Services with the (then) Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. Mr Purvis-Smith has extensive experience as a regulatory lawyer, having worked in a number of Commonwealth agencies including the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

Before joining the Australian Public Service, Mr Purvis-Smith was a private sector lawyer specialising in litigation, regulation and government.

Mr Purvis-Smith holds degrees in arts and law and a master's degree in international law.

Mr Chris Ramsden

Mr Chris Ramsden | Chief Operations Officer

Mr Ramsden commenced as the Executive General Manager, Business Operations Division and Chief Financial Officer in September 2012. Prior to this, he occupied senior finance positions in several government agencies including the Department of Health and Ageing, ComSuper, the Australian Taxation Office, and the (then) Australian Customs and Border Protection Service.

His diverse public service career also spans operational law enforcement roles.

Mr Ramsden holds a business degree in accounting and finance and is a Fellow of the Certified Practising Accountants of Australia.

Mr Mark Williamson

Mr Mark Williamson | Executive General Manager,
Scheme Entry and Entitlement Division

Mr Williamson joined the Clean Energy Regulator in August 2012, following an extensive career including senior executive roles in the private sector as well as state and local government.

He previously held a national commercial and technical role in an ASX 200 company and was Executive Director at the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency, leading that agency's regulatory operations across a diverse range of environmental legislation.

Mr Williamson has qualifications in applied science and post-graduate management qualifications.

Ms Jody Swirepik

Ms Jody Swirepik | Executive General Manager,
Regulatory Obligation and Coordination Division

Ms Swirepik has an extensive background in environmental management and regulation. She joined our agency as an Executive General Manager in February 2015.

Ms Swirepik's previous roles include Executive Director, Environmental Management Division of the Murray Darling Basin Authority, where she led water reform work in river basin planning and management. Her work on the Living Murray program was recognised with an Australian Government Public Service Medal. Prior to this, Ms Swirepik worked with the New South Wales Environment Protection Authority and in planning and regulatory roles for the ACT Government.

Ms Swirepik has honours and master's level qualifications in applied science.

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