I have been a commissioner for the Essential Services Commission since my appointment in February 2020.
I'm one of the commissioners with an economic background, but I like to think that I bring a diversity of skills and experience to my decision making and leadership of the organisation. For most of my career I have been a consultant, providing policy advice to governments across many different sectors and regulatory frameworks. As a proponent of better practice regulatory principles, I am very focused on delivering outcomes that promote the long term interests of Victorian consumers. These outcomes are achieved by centering people in our work – our staff, our regulated businesses and most importantly, the Victorian community.
Coming into the commission, I probably had the perception that our regulatory frameworks were quite settled, and the role would be very ‘business as usual’. However, reflecting on the past four years, we have seen so much change and this is only going to continue as we transition to a net zero economy. It really feels like the commission has evolved a lot over these past four years and it's so rewarding to be part of such a dynamic and high-performing team. I love working with super smart and passionate people who are driven to make a difference. So much of that is attributable to the culture that Kate, Sarah and our other leaders have built.
Outside of the commission, I have recently been appointed as a commissioner for the Essential Services Commission of South Australia. I continue to undertake consulting projects and sometimes you might even catch me serving customers at my partner’s electric bike shop. Any time left over is spent enjoying all that inner-city Melbourne living has to offer with my partner and our two dogs.
- Rebecca, Commissioner
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