The Australian Energy Market Commission is pleased to announce two new executive appointments. David Feeney has been appointed as the AEMC’s Executive General Manager, Transmission and Distribution Networks, and Michael Bradley has been appointed as Acting Executive General Manager, Retail and Wholesale Markets. 


David replaces Richard Owens, who resigned in December 2019 and will leave the AEMC next week. Since 2018, David has held the role of Executive General Manager, Retail and Wholesale Markets. In that role he led the team responsible for reviews and rule changes relating to the competitive parts of Australia’s electricity and gas sectors. He has more than 20 years’ experience across the telecommunications and government sectors. David’s previous roles include commercial development with Telstra and managing industry engagement and commercial access arrangements for NBN Co. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Newcastle and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Sydney.


Michael joined the AEMC in 2016 and has directed a number of major projects including our annual retail competition and price trends reviews. He has wide-ranging commercial, regulatory and policy development experience. Before joining the AEMC, he worked as an economic consultant in the infrastructure and telecommunications industries and has held a number of senior management positions at Telstra. Michael has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney.

“I’m delighted to welcome David and Michael to their new AEMC roles,” said Suzanne Falvi, Acting Chief Executive.

“We are fortunate to have such a breadth of experience at the AEMC and both David and Michael will be pivotal to our important program of work in 2020. 

“I would also like to thank Richard for his contribution over almost nine years as a key member of the AEMC team. His leadership in many of our major projects including power of choice, competition in metering, ENERF and, more recently, reforms to embedded networks and stand-alone power systems has been invaluable and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours.”

Michael will act in the role until the permanent recruitment process is completed.

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