The Board of the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has announced the appointment of Mr Daniel Westerman as CEO and Managing Director.
An Australian, Mr Westerman joined AEMO on 17 May from National Grid, a London-listed international electricity and gas utility. Mr Westerman has held a variety of senior executive roles since 2014. He is a chartered engineer and an experienced business leader with significant breadth in the energy sector.
At National Grid, Mr Westerman managed the electricity network across England and Wales and has led transformation and change programs across multiple business units and geographies.
His commercial and regulatory experience mean he is well-positioned to lead a key institution like AEMO through significant change in the energy market.
Mr Westerman said he was delighted to return to Australia and lead AEMO at a time when electricity and gas systems nationally and globally are undergoing rapid transition.
‘Australia is leading the world in the adoption of renewable energy systems, and AEMO plays a critical role in maintaining a stable supply of power to the millions of homes and businesses that benefit from the energy these systems provide,’ he said.
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