AGL Energy Limited (AGL) today announced the appointment of Patricia McKenzie as a Non-Executive Director, effective 1 May 2019. Ms McKenzie will stand for election at the 2019 Annual General Meeting.
Ms McKenzie has more than 35 years’ experience in the Australian energy sector with particular focus on matters of market design, industry governance and regulatory reform. She was CEO of the Gas Market Company from 2001 to 2008 and a member of the Gas Market Leaders Group representing gas market operators from 2005 to 2010. In these roles, she was a key participant in the Council of Australian Government’s National Energy Reform, a major outcome of which was the establishment of the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), of which she was a Director from 2009 to 2011.
Ms McKenzie recently announced her retirement from the Board of APA Group, of which she has been a Non-Executive Director since 2011. She has been Chair of Essential Energy since 2016, a position she will stand down from prior to assuming her position on the AGL Board. Earlier in her career, she was a senior executive at AGL, as General Counsel and in other legal, regulatory and commercial roles between 1978 and 1988. She has a Bachelor of Law from the University of Sydney and has been admitted to the High Court of Australia and Supreme Court of New South Wales.
AGL Chairman, Graeme Hunt, said: “Patricia McKenzie will bring great value to the AGL Board as a result of her immense depth and breadth of experience of the energy market’s operation and regulatory structure, as well as a great deal of relevant Board experience. My fellow Directors and I are delighted to welcome Patricia to the AGL Board and we are looking forward to working with her.”
AGL is committed to helping shape a sustainable energy future for Australia. We operate the country’s largest electricity generation portfolio, we’re its largest ASX-listed investor in renewable energy, and we have 3.6 million customer accounts. Proudly Australian, with more than 180 years of experience, we have a responsibility to provide sustainable, secure and affordable energy for our customers. Our aim is to prosper in a carbon-constrained world and build customer advocacy as our industry transforms. That’s why we have committed to exiting our coal-fired generation by 2050 and why we will continue to develop innovative solutions for our customers.