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Sarah McDowell

Energy Director

Essential Services Commission

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Sarah McDowell was appointed as Energy Director at the Essential Services Commission in May 2018.

Sarah has worked in the energy sector for 15 years. She has held positions in state and federal regulatory agencies, including at the Australian Energy Regulator. Sarah also served as Senior Energy Adviser to the Victorian Energy Minister from 2014-2017. 

In her career, Sarah has led programs to promote the long term interests of energy consumers in Victoria and Australia. This includes driving reforms to our energy rules, establishing frameworks to monitor and enforce compliance and promoting transparency through improved reporting of our market.

Sarah holds qualifications in economics, public policy and law from Monash University