Andrew Richards to head energy users peak body

The Energy Users Association of Australia (EUAA) has announced Andrew Richards will be joining the organisation as its new CEO.

EUAA chair Brian Morris said Mr Richard’s background as a corporate communications, political advocate and stakeholder engagement specialist in the energy sector will provide EUAA’s membership with untold benefits.

“The energy sector is highly dynamic and constantly evolving,” Mr Morris said.

“Andrew Richards is a highly respected leader from within our industry and we are thrilled to have such an experienced, well-connected executive join the EUAA.”

Mr Richards has more than 28 years of energy industry and infrastructure development experience and has been deeply involved either as a director or committee member of a diverse range of energy industry bodies including the Clean Energy Council, Electricity Supply Association Australia, and the Australian Industry Group.

“Australian energy users can feel confident that he will lead the EUAA through the often turbulent and politically fraught policy environment,” Mr Morris said.

Mr Richards said he looks forward to meeting EUAA members in the coming months.

“I am committed to ensuring the views of EUAA members are well represented at both state and federal levels of government and that energy consumers have a strong voice in all key energy decisions,” he said.