The government has made four appointments to the Energy Security Council, a body established as part of the Clean Energy Future legislation to advise on measures to address energy security risks.
Ross Bunyon, Nancy Fox, Stephen Parbery and Michael Perry have all been appointed to the council. Bunyon has extensive experience in the electricity sector, including as chairman of Eraring Energy from 2000 to 2010 and as a director of Pacific Power from 1996 to 2000.
Fox has 30 years of financial services and insurance experience within Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, and has experience in debt and structured finance arising from transactions for financial institutions, infrastructure projects and utilities.
Parbery is a founding partner and board director of PPB Advisory, which provides services around insolvency, restructuring and other areas, and is a chartered accountant and registered liquidator.
Perry has extensive experience in investment banking in Australia and overseas and has been involved in a wide range of private infrastructure projects, including in energy.
The four join the previously appointed members of the council. In October 2011, the government appointed Michael Vertigan as chair of the Energy Security Council. Vertigan is a director of Aurora Energy Pty Ltd, chair of diversified financial group MyState Limited, and chair of the Solar Flagships Council. Membership of the council also includes the chairs of the Australian Energy Market Commission, the Australian Energy Regulator and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.