Annual Report 2014/2015 Utilities Commission
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6 The Commission Dr Pat Walsh was appointed as the Utilities Commissioner for a five-year term on 28 October 2011 and is joined on the Commission by two Associate Utilities Commissioners, Mr Peter Caldwell and Mr Mike Robson. All Commissioners perform their roles on a part-time basis. Dr Pat Walsh Pat Walsh commenced a five-year term as Chairperson of the Commission in October 2011. He is also currently Chairperson of the Essential Services Commission of South Australia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy and Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Pat Walsh has held senior public sector positions in the energy regulation and reform area in South Australia over the past 25 years. He holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Adelaide. Mr Mike Robson Mike Robson was appointed as an Associate Utilities Commissioner with the Utilities Commission for a five-year term on 23 June 2009, which has been extended until 30 June 2016. He has more than 40 years experience as an electricity industry engineer, including 11 years with the National Electricity Market Management Company. Mr Peter Caldwell Peter Caldwell was appointed as an Associate Utilities Commissioner with the Utilities Commission for a five-year term on 30 July 2009, which has been extended until 30 June 2016. He has more than 40 years experience in a range of Territory and Commonwealth government departments in economic, resources, trade and capital policy areas at senior management levels. He is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has been awarded a Public Service Medal. Commission staff and resources The Commission is supported by four staff seconded from the Department of Treasury and Finance. Commission Meetings and Out-of-Session Decisions The Commissioners and Commission staff generally meet around eight times a year to discuss work undertaken by the Commission, to provide direction for work and to approve decisions. During 2014-15, the Commission met eight times (four in person and four teleconferences). Appendix A contains a full list of Commission meetings and out-of-session decisions that occurred in 2014-15.
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