The Government is pleased to announce the appointment of five new Members to the Climate Change Authority (the Authority).
Ms Wendy Craik AM will serve as the new Chair of the Authority. Ms Craik, Deputy Chancellor of the University of South Australia, brings with her a wealth of experience to the role. Her distinguished record of service includes work with the Productivity Commission, the Murray-Darling Basin Commission, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and the National Farmers’ Federation. Ms Craik was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2007.
Mr Stuart Allinson, Ms Kate Carnell AM, Mr Danny Price and the Hon John Sharp will also take up new roles as Members of the Authority.
• Mr Allinson is the CEO of Bid Energy, a company that provides innovate energy contract services to large energy users. He has 20 years experience working with energy utilities on energy deregulation and carbon management.
• Ms Carnell is the CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and was previously CEO of the Australian Food and Grocery Council. A Member of the Order of Australia and a former Chief Minister of the ACT, she has extensive experience on the boards of various government and non-government organisations.
• Mr Price is the Managing Director of Frontier Economics, an acknowledged expert in electricity sector economics.
• Mr Sharp is the former Commonwealth Minister and currently a company director and corporate adviser with specialist expertise in the aviation sector.
All members will commence their positions immediately. Ms Craik will shortly take up her position as Chair and Mr Stuart Allinson will act as Chair of the Authority in the interim.