After five years as inaugural CEO of Energy Consumers Australia, Rosemary Sinclair will step down in early March for a new opportunity in Australia’s internet domain name policy and administration as CEO at auDA.
Lynne Gallagher will be acting CEO, effective from March 2, 2020.
ECA Chair, Ms Sylvan said the organisation was extremely well placed to continue its ambitious agenda for consumers.
“We have strong leadership at all levels at Energy Consumers Australia and we are in good hands moving forwards,” she said.
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In its first five years, Energy Consumers Australia has grown from a new idea for an organisation, to an influential national voice on behalf of energy consumers.
“Energy is an essential service, critical for the economy and in transition. With all the change taking place Rosemary has led an influential team through that complexity, ensuring we punch well above our weight on the issues,” Ms Sylvan said.
“Under Rosemary’s leadership, Energy Consumers Australia has achieved a great deal, particularly in terms of building the evidence base about what consumers think and want.
“Our evidence base about consumer experience and expectations is now embedded and valued in the sector’s decision making in a way that it never has been before bringing issues about energy affordability, trust and confidence to the fore of the debate about energy.
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“We intend to grow from the strong foundations set over the past five years to keep driving better outcomes for energy consumers.”
The Board will run an open recruitment process, the details of which will be announced in due course.
“The Board would like to thank Rosemary for her outstanding contribution and we wish her well for next role,” Ms Sylvan said.