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Our leadership team

Our commissioners, executives and the areas they cover.

Our leadership team

Energy Safe Victoria’s corporate structure

Energy Safe Victoria Organisational Chart
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Chairperson and Commissioner

Monique Conheady – Chairperson

In addition to her extensive professional appointments, Monique is also a Senior Industry Fellow with RMIT Forward, RMIT University's Centre for Future Skills and Workforce Transformation and a mentor at EnergyLab, a clean energy transition start-up accelerator. Monique was a co-founder of Flexicar and a former executive at Hertz Australia. She is also an experienced non-executive director/chair of various government agencies and innovative start-ups. She is currently a sitting member of the Governing Board at the Environmental Protection Authority where she’s also chaired the People and Culture Committee.

Monique will be instrumental in driving forward Energy Safe’s transformation agenda, as we meet the safety challenges inherent in Victoria’s transition to renewable energy.

Michelle Groves – Deputy Chairperson and Commissioner

Prior to becoming a Commissioner of Energy Safe, Michelle Groves was the Chief Executive of the Australian Energy Regulator for close to 15 years and previously, Director of the National Competition Council.

Sarah McDowell – Commissioner

Sarah McDowell was the Energy Executive Director at the Essential Services Commission (ESC) before her appointment as an Energy Safe Commissioner. She has previously been a senior energy policy advisor to the Victorian Government.

Chief Executive Officer

Leanne Hughson

As Energy Safe’s CEO, Leanne Hughson is responsible for the day-to-day running of Energy Safe. She works closely with the Commission to develop and implement the strategic vision, mission and objectives for Energy Safe, as well as to form strategic partnerships with Victorian Government agencies and other regulatory bodies.

  • Energy Safe’s operations
  • Implementing Energy Safe’s strategic objectives
  • Supporting the Commission
  • Energy Safe’s regulatory transformation.

General Manager Finance, Strategy and Risk

Steve Cronin

  • Finance
  • Strategy and Risk and Architecture
  • Data Analytics, Performance & Reporting
  • Regulatory Change & Business Improvement
  • Transformation and Information Services.

Michelle McCorkell

  • Legal
  • Regulatory Policy & Legislation
  • Privacy, FOI and public interest disclosures
  • Governance including Commission secretariat
  • Contracts & Procurement

General Manager Customer and People Experience

Dr Roanne Allan

  • Human Resources
  • Strategic Communications
  • Customer Engagement & Stakeholder Engagement
  • Customer Hub
  • Emergency Management

General Manager Regulatory Operations

Ian Burgwin

  • Gas Operations
  • Type A Gas Appliance & Component Safety
  • Gas and pipeline infrastructure safety
  • Electrolysis Mitigation
  • Electrical network infrastructure safety
  • Line clearance assurance
  • Electrical installations safety
  • Electrical equipment safety and efficiency
  • Electrical Licensing and training
  • Certificates of Electrical Safety (COES)

Date: 18/07/2024 5:29

The material in this print-out was accurate at the time of printing.