Allison Warburton, MinterEllison energy partner, will leave private practice to take up an appointment as a Commissioner with the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC).
Allison has been a partner at MinterEllison for 18 years and has achieved many accolades during her time at the firm. These include head of the firm’s renewables and climate change practice, her appointment to the Queensland Government's Renewable Energy Expert Panel and as a non-executive director on the Board of Stanwell Corporation in addition to broad recognition as a leading energy and renewables lawyer in industry directories, said MinterEllison Head of Energy and Resources partner, Simon Scott.
"This appointment is recognition of Allison's expertise in the energy sector and the high regard in which Allison is held in the industry. In these times of unprecedented change and upheaval in energy markets, Allison will bring a steady and experienced hand," Mr Scott said.
The AEMC is the rule making and advisory body for the national energy markets.
Together with the other AEMC Commissioners, Allison will be responsible for overseeing development of the rules for the national gas and electricity markets and advising governments on energy market development policy. She will commence the new role in early March 2018, MinterEllison said.
MinterEllison has been focussed on the energy sector for over 20 years, and this latest appointment is a great compliment to Allison, and a tribute to the depth and expertise of MinterEllison's national team.