The Australian Energy Market Commission is delighted to announce that Victoria Mollard and Michael Bradley have been confirmed as executive general managers in our leadership team.

 “These promotions boost the AEMC’s ability to make meaningful contributions to energy policy and the development of energy markets that benefit all Australians,” AEMC Chief Executive Benn Barr said.

“Their confirmation on the executive leadership team will lift our analytical and strategic skills and capabilities.

“I am personally very happy as I have seen first-hand Victoria’s and Michael’s commitment to allowing us to seize on the opportunities presented by the rapid transformation of the energy sector, while also ensuring a secure and reliable system.”

Victoria has been confirmed as executive general manager, security and reliability.

Michael has been confirmed as executive general manager, retail and wholesale markets.

“They have spearheaded important areas of our work to develop a market that meets the long-term needs of consumers,” Mr Barr said.

“These include our comprehensive system security program that has been a key focus for us and the move to implement five-minute settlements in the national electricity market, which will help spur fast response technologies such as batteries and new generation gas peaker plants.

“Both have been a huge asset as we have navigated the impacts of COVID-19 on the sector and an increasingly heavy workload.  

“We look forward to their leadership in delivering work that meets the high standards expected by our stakeholders, particularly as we move to the next phase

Victoria joined the AEMC in 2012. She has been leading the security and reliability team in an acting position since September last year.  She has worked on reviews and rule changes relating to a number of crucial areas. These include system security and reliability, transmission frameworks and wholesale market reform. She leads the secretariat that supports the AEMC’s Reliability Panel. Prior to the AEMC, she worked for NERA Economic Consulting advising clients on competition, regulation and policy for key utility sectors including energy. She has a Bachelor of Commerce and Arts and Master of Commerce in economics from the University of Auckland.

Michael joined the AEMC in 2016. Over that time he has led multiple rule changes and reviews, and has represented the AEMC in a range of policy and market design processes. He has been acting as head of the markets team since January this year. Michael has experience in regulatory and policy development, strategy, and commercial roles. Prior to joining the AEMC, he held a number of senior management positions at Telstra and was an economic consultant in the telecommunications and other industries. He has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney.