Ben Barnes
Interim Chief Executive & General Manager Corporate Affairs
Australian Energy Council

Ben BarnesBen Barnes assumed the role of interim Chief Executive of the Australian Energy Council in April 2024.

Ben is also General Manager Corporate Affairs, a role he has held since August 2022. He joined the AEC in July 2018 as Director Retail Policy and was promoted to the role of General Manager, Retail Policy in April 2020.

Prior to joining the Council, Ben was a Regulatory Manager at Red Energy for seven years, responsible for consumer protections and distributed energy regulation.

He has more than 13 years of experience within the energy sector, with extensive knowledge of retail energy markets, regulatory frameworks, communications and stakeholder engagement.

Champions of Change Energy Group

Ben Barnes is a Member of the Champions of Change Energy Group. The Group brings together representatives from the energy sector including energy generation and production, distribution, retail and resources businesses across Australia. Members are committed to working within and across their organisations to achieving inclusive gender equality and a significant and sustainable increase in the representation of women in leadership.

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