Audrey Zibelman

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Audrey Zibelman
CEW Member

Chief Executive Officer
Australian Energy Market Operator

Audrey Zibelman was appointed CEO of Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) in 2017. She has extensive experience in the public, private and not-for-profit energy and electricity sectors in the United States, most recently having held the positions of Commissioner and Chair of the New York State Public Service Commission (NYPSC) where she was responsible for overseeing the regulation and safety of New York’s electric, gas, telephone, cable, water and steam utilities.

During her tenure at the NYPSC, Audrey led the design and implementation of extensive regulatory and retail market changes to modernise and transform the state’s electricity industry. Audrey is past President and Chief Executive Officer of Viridity Energy, Inc., which she formed after more than 25 years of electric utility industry leadership.

Previously, Audrey was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of PJM, a regional transmission organisation responsible for operating the grid and wholesale power market which serves 14 states across the eastern United States. Earlier in her career she held legal and executive positions at Xcel Energy, served as General Counsel to the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission, and was Special Assistant Attorney General in the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office. She has served on numerous industry-related and non-profit boards, including the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic Reliability Councils, Advisor to Secretary of Energy for the US Department of Energy and Advisory Council, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the New York State Planning Board and the New York State Emergency Planning Council.

Audrey holds an Executive MBA from the Carlson School of Management, a Bachelor of Arts from Pennsylvania State University and a JD/LLD-Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Hamline University School of Law.

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