Energy expert appointed Monash Uni Professorial Fellow

Former Clean Energy Regulator Chloe Munro AO has accepted the role of Professorial Fellow at Monash University.

Ms Munro has had a distinguished career in both the public and private sectors with particular expertise in infrastructure, energy and natural resources.

A leader in energy policy and regulation, Ms Munro is actively engaged with the energy and financial services industries through a number of board positions.

She is also the independent chair of the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) expert advisory panel and was previously chair of the Clean Energy Regulator and a panel member of the Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market (Finkel Review).

Ms Munro’s role will directly draw on her extensive experience in the complex landscape of the energy sector and will further advance the university’s interdisciplinary approach to energy research.

Ms Munro said she was honoured to be given the opportunity to help strengthen relationships between the university, government and industry.

The challenges faced by Australia’s energy system today are emblematic of the transformation taking place right across the economy,” she said.

“There’s an urgent need for multidisciplinary collaboration to help decision-makers chart a path forward and optimise social, economic and environmental outcomes.

“I’m excited to tap into the incredible capabilities of Monash University to pursue this agenda.”

President and vice-chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner AO said Ms Munro’s long record of achievements and expertise would be invaluable for the university.

“Ms Munro has earned an international reputation for her exceptional contributions to energy and financial services,” Professor Gardner said.

“Her expertise will be invaluable as Monash advances its record in regulation, governance, finance and sustainable development while influencing the future direction of energy in Australia.”

Ms Munro will commence her appointment immediately and will work across the Monash Business School, Faculty of Law, Monash Energy Materials and Systems Institute (MEMSI) and the Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI) to advance energy policy research, natural resources policy and to link research to the needs of industry and government.