We are pleased to announce that Jack Schmidtke has been appointed as the Australian Energy Market Commission’s General Counsel, effective immediately.
Jack joined the AEMC in 2014, and was Acting General Counsel prior to his formal appointment. In 2018 he was seconded to the Energy Security Board to work on key energy market reforms.
Jack has extensive experience in both the corporate and public sectors. Before joining the AEMC he worked for Herbert Smith Freehills and DLA Piper in their corporate practice groups and as an in-house legal counsel, providing legal advice on regulatory matters, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions.
He was also an Associate to the Hon. Richard Conti, a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia. Jack holds a Bachelor of Law with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney.
“On behalf of the AEMC’s Commissioners and staff, I would like to thank Jack for his stewardship of the legal and regulatory team during this transition and congratulate him on his permanent appointment,” said Suzanne Falvi, Acting Chief Executive Officer.
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