Country Head, Vestas Australia and New Zealand
With over 20 years’ experience and responsibility for over 5 GW of renewables projects, Peter brings a wealth of industry experience as well as past experience on the board of the CEC.
Peter has been a key supporter of the Connections Reform Initiative and is keen to ensure a strong collaborative relationship with our industry’s connections stakeholders. Grid connection clarity and new grid rollout will remain the biggest challenges to our transition to renewables and are a key focus for Peter.
Peter is the Country Head of Vestas Australia and New Zealand, a lawyer by training and a graduate of the AICD.
Principal, Consumer-wise Consulting
Philip is an experienced regulator and consumer advocate, based in Melbourne. He recently set up Consumer-wise Consulting, working on regulatory strategy, policy, engagement and governance. He is a member of the Boards of Consumer Action and Consumers’ Federation of Australia, the code committee for mutual banks, and the expert panel at the financial ombudsman AFCA.
He was a senior advisor to the Australian Energy Regulator in 2017–2020, focused on strategy, governance and change. Before that, Philip was at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, on secondment from the UK energy regulator Ofgem, where he was the Consumers and Sustainability Partner. In the UK he also held senior roles at three consumer organisations, worked as an associate partner at Accenture, and was a member of advisory committees in financial services, food safety, aviation and water. He was appointed by the UK Government to its Better Regulation Commission, Risk and Regulation Advisory Council and Regulatory Policy Committee.