Gas markets: Policy and investment outlook

Gas markets: Policy and investment outlook

Feb 19
This event welcomes gas market stakeholders, industry representatives and policy-makers to discuss commercial and policy developments in Australia's east coast gas markets.


John Pierce, Chairman, Australian Energy Market Commission
Stuart Jeffries, Director of Gas and Power Marketing, Exxon Mobil
Rosemary Sinclair AM, Chief Executive Officer, Energy Consumers Australia
Shaun Reardon, Executive General Manager, Strategy and Markets, Jemena

Event overview

This event welcomes gas market stakeholders, industry representatives and policy-makers to discuss commercial and policy developments in Australia’s east coast gas markets. 

AEMC Chairman John Pierce will outline the development of current reviews into of the East Coast Wholesale Gas Market and Pipeline Frameworks, and the Victorian Declared Wholesale Market. This will be followed by high-level panel discussion with industry leaders on the current outlook for gas, including:

  • The evolution of the gas market and the impact of growing LNG exports;
  • The investment and regulatory environment;
  • Future market design options; and
  • Insights from other jurisdictions and global markets..

Meet the keynote speaker

John Pierce
Chairman, Australian Energy Market Commission

Commissioner John Pierce was appointed AEMC Chairman in June 2010. His commitment to industry and regulatory reform has underpinned his contribution to national energy reform through a number of senior roles including his tenure as Secretary of the Federal Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism which followed 12 years of service as Secretary of the New South Wales (NSW) Treasury. He was a key adviser to Government and Chairman of the NSW Treasury Corporation.

Meet the panel

Stuart Jeffries
Director of Gas and Power Marketing, Exxon Mobil

Stuart D. (Stu) Jeffries holds Bachelor Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Arts from Monash University. He joined Esso Australia in 1994 and since then has worked in a number of engineering, commercial and management roles, supporting ExxonMobil’s Australian and PNG businesses. He worked in Malaysia from 1998 to 1999 and in Houston, Texas from 2009 to 2014 where he held several operations and engineering management roles. Since April 2015, Stu has been Director of Gas and Power Marketing for Esso Australia, and provides management and oversight for commercial activities in addition to gas marketing responsibilities.

Rosemary Sinclair AM
Chief Executive Officer, Energy Consumers Australia

Rosemary Sinclair is the CEO of Energy Consumers Australia, a company established by the Council of Australian Governments Energy Council of Ministers in 2015 to strengthen independent consumer advocacy on national energy market matters of strategic importance and material consequence for energy consumers, in particular household and small business consumers. Energy Consumers Australia focuses on the long-term interests of consumers of energy with respect to the price, quality, safety, reliability and security of supply of energy services.

Shaun Reardon
Executive General Manager, Strategy and Markets, Jemena

Shaun is responsible for driving corporate and regulatory strategy, including public affairs, government relations and commercial oversight, for our Network and Pipeline assets. An engineer by training, he has more than 20 years’ senior experience in the energy industry across strategy, asset management, marketing, regulatory and commercial roles. Shaun has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Marketing. He is also is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Director and current President of the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association. 

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