AEMO has commenced a formal search for a new chairman, and also to fill an existing vacancy on the AEMO Board for a non-executive director.
In accordance with AEMO’s Constitution, the search for a chairman arises due to the retirement of current chair, Dr Thomas (Tom) Parry AM, when his second term concludes at the annual general meeting to be held in November 2015. AEMO has engaged board search firm Heidrick & Struggles to undertake the search for a new chairman.
In relation to the non-executive director vacancy, the Board is seeking suitable candidates who have experience leading transformational change driven by technology. While experience in the energy industry, markets or utilities is desirable, it is not considered essential. AEMO has engaged a separate board search consultancy, Boomerang, to conduct this search.
Both appointments must meet the independence criteria set out in AEMO’s Constitution.
AEMO Members are welcome to refer potential candidates for both positions to the relevant board search consultancy.
A Special General Meeting will be held once the Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) Energy Council Appointments Selection Panel has undertaken candidate interviews and is in a position to make recommendations for the appointments to AEMO Members. Members will then consider whether they agree to recommend the candidates to the COAG Energy Council for appointment. This meeting will also consider any directors eligible for reappointment.
Further information on the process for appointment is available on the AEMO website.
For more information on the selection process or the Special General Meeting, please contact AEMO Company Secretary and General Counsel, Brett Hausler.