The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has appointed John Bradley as its new chief executive officer.
ENA chairman Terry Effeney announced the decision in early April after a comprehensive executive search throughout Australia.
“Mr Bradley has held senior executive roles in the public sector in Queensland and Western Australia,” Mr Effeney said.
“He brings with him a strong record in administration and policy development and very relevant achievements in the electricity and water utilities sectors.”
Mr Effeney said the association will benefit from Mr Bradley’s experience as energy network businesses work to constructively progress the reforms currently being advanced through the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) and the Standing Council for Energy and Resources.
“There are important opportunities ahead for energy network businesses – improving consumer engagement on regulatory decision making; removing obstacles to greater demand side participation; developing measures needed to address peak demand and considering the nature and setting of reliability standards,” he said.
Mr Bradley took up his appointment in mid May, 2013.
Mr Bradley’s appointment follows the departure of previous chief executive officer Dr Malcolm Roberts who has been appointed as executive chairman of the Queensland Competition Authority.
“Dr Roberts led ENA through a period of unmatched attention on network businesses and guided ENA’s commitment to informing discussion about network businesses and the valuable contribution they make to the Australian economy,” Mr Effeney said.
“ENA thanks Dr Roberts for his advocacy work on behalf of network businesses and wishes him the best for the future.”