AEMC Chief Executive, Paul Smith, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chantelle Bramley as a Senior Director on the organisation’s management team, responsible for Strategy and Economic Analysis.

“Changes in Australia’s energy sector require us to be responsive in order to fulfil our role effectively. In particular, recent developments in the East Coast gas market; the adoption of the National Energy Customer Framework by an increasing number of jurisdictions; and the emergence of an increasingly customer focused energy services market are among developments that have the potential to change the type of work that we do,” Mr Smith said.

“Chantelle will help deepen our analytical and strategic capabilities at the AEMC, including understanding the importance and potential impact of developments in a fast changing market.

"She will help make sure the quality and consistency of our economic analysis is maintained and improved.

Ms Bramley comes to the AEMC from her previous position as Vice President Strategy and Chief Of Staff to the Chief Executive of Direct Energy, one of the largest retail providers of electricity, natural gas and related services in North America.

She served in a number of roles over eight years at Direct Energy including periods as compliance risk manager for the company's retail and regulated operations across Canada; and as Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs before her promotion to Vice President. As Vice President she helped drive Direct Energy’s innovation strategy into the smart home space in Canada, Texas and the north-east United States.

Prior to Direct Energy she worked at Transalta, Canada's largest publicly traded generator; was a Senior Economist for the Canadian Energy Research Institute and also worked as a competition economist at the then leading global consultants LECG London.

Chantelle has earned an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Sydney; a Masters of Science in Economics from University College London; and a Master of Business Law from the University of York.

About the AEMC

The Australian Energy Market Commission is the independent body responsible since 2005 for providing advice to Australian governments on the electricity and gas sector. We report to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) through the COAG Energy Council. We have two functions. We make and amend the national electricity, gas and energy retail rules and conduct independent reviews of the energy market for the COAG Energy Council.


For information contact:

AEMC Chief Executive, Paul Smith (02) 8296 7800

Media: Communication Manager, Prudence Anderson 0404 821 935 or (02) 8296 7817