Anne Pearson was appointed the Chief Executive of the Australian Energy Market Commission in February 2016. Until then she served as AEMC Senior Director, Market Development with responsibility for delivering multiple reviews and rule determinations. Before joining the Commission in 2007 she was Executive Manager of Retail Regulation at Energy Australia. Anne’s prior appointments include law firms Freehills and Deacons, where she worked on a variety of commercial matters as well the introduction of retail competition in the New South Wales retail gas market and corporatisation of the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme. She holds a Degree in Arts and an Honours Degree in Law from the University of Sydney.