Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Corrective Services; Industrial Relations

    New independent Chair for WA energy stakeholder committees

    23/02/2022 11:00 AM
     
    • Industry expert Sally McMahon appointed Chair following competitive process
    • Ms McMahon will lead Market Advisory Committee, Gas Advisory Board and Pilbara Advisory Committee

    Energy Minister Bill Johnston has appointed Sally McMahon as the independent Chair of the Market Advisory Committee, Gas Advisory Board and Pilbara Advisory Committee.

     

    The three groups play an important role in providing advice to the Coordinator of Energy on the evolution of the Wholesale Electricity Market Rules, Gas Services Information Rules and Pilbara Networks Rules.

     

    They also contribute significantly to rule change proposals and procedure change proposals.

     

    Ms McMahon has 25 years' experience working in the Australian and Canadian energy sectors. Her roles included developing government policy and industry reform, making determinations as a regulator and as an executive for public and private companies, including investment funds.

     

    She is a member of the Expert Panel for the Western Australian Electricity Review Board and the Technical Panel of Experts for the generator performance standards dispute resolution mechanism in WA's Wholesale Energy Market.

     

    For more information, visit https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/energy-policy-wa/energy-rules-and-procedures

     

    Comments attributed to Energy Minister Bill Johnston:

     

    "I'm pleased to appoint Sally McMahon as the independent Chair of the Market Advisory Committee, Gas Advisory Board and the Pilbara Advisory Committee.

     

    "Ms McMahon is a well-respected and highly experienced energy sector professional in Western Australia.

     

    "I'd also like to thank Peter Kolf, who acted as the interim independent Chair for six months last year."

     

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