Shaun Dennison was appointed Director of the IMO in April 2006. He has eighteen years experience in energy and water sector reform and market development, the design and application of economic regulation, and retail pricing in the competitive market.
Shaun spent the early part of his career in corporate advisory roles with ANZ McCaughan and KPMG Corporate Finance in Melbourne. At KPMG he was responsible for the management of the Victorian electricity supply industry reform and privatisation work undertaken by KPMG. This marked his introduction to the electricity industry.
Later he worked in a project management capacity within the Energy Projects Division of Victorian Treasury. Between 1996 and 1999 Shaun coordinated projects associated with the implementation of the gas industry reform and privatisation program.
In 1999, he co-founded Farrier Swier Consulting, an advisory service that consults on policy development, energy and water sector restructuring and reform, regulation, governance and accountability.
Shaun is also a specialist in Australian Aboriginal art with a focus on sales in the auction market. He worked for the international auction house Christies during 2004 to 2006, and is currently a specialist representative for Mossgreen Auction House.
Shaun has a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
His current term as Director at the IMO expires on 11 December 2014.
John was a founding Director of the IMO and appointed Chairman in April 2006.
John’s career in the power industry is extensive with terms in SECWA and Western Power where he worked in a management capacity in electricity generation, distribution and on major construction projects.
In the mid 90’s John had a significant role in the separation of SECWA into Alinta Gas and Western Power before initiating Western Power’s new electricity marketing group and heading up the electricity distribution division as General Manager until his retirement in November 2000.
Between 2001 and 2002, John served as a member of the four person Electricity Reform Task Force (ERTF) which recommended, amongst other initiatives, a wholesale electricity market and a market governance structure that ultimately led to the establishment of the IMO.
John holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) degree from the University of Western Australia, a Graduate Diploma in Business Management and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia.
John's current term expires 10 May 2015.
David Huggins was appointed to the IMO Board in November 2006 for an initial two year term. David has extensive experience in securities industry law, compliance and regulation.
He currently has his own legal practice and previously he has worked for the Australian Stock Exchange, the Australian Securities Commission and a major law firm.
His legal practice concentrates on dispute resolution, regulatory and compliance advice and commercial law in the context of the financial services industry.
David holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree, a Bachelor of Arts Degree, is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia and is a Director of the Australasian Compliance Institute.
His current term as Director at the IMO expires on 11 December 2013.
Chief Executive Officer
Prior to joining the IMO in March 2008, Allan played a leading role in the implementation and operation of the New Zealand and Singapore electricity markets.
As M-co’s General Manager Operations, Allan managed the establishment and operation of the New Zealand Electricity Market.
In 2001, Allan was appointed CEO of the Energy Market Company (Singapore’s electricity market operator) managing the establishment and operation of the National Electricity Market of Singapore.
A former rugby player, Allan is a big fan of the All Blacks and gets to as many rugby games as his schedule allows. Allan is also a keen cyclist and rides to work every day.
Corporate Services Advisor
As Corporate Services Advisor Murray is responsible for:
- budget and financial reporting processes;
- the internal audit function; and
- managing relationships with central government agencies.
Murray has a wide range of experience in small to mid sized statutory authorities. Prior to commencing with the IMO in May 2007, Murray worked as the Finance Manager for the Legal Aid Commission for six years.
Murray enjoys trying to catch fish, travelling and spending time with his family.
Group Manager, Operations and Technology
Martin managers IMO’s Market Operations and Information Technology teams. This role ensures the smooth running of WEMS and setting the overall strategic direction, planning and execution of IT initiatives that support the business strategy of the IMO.
He holds a Bachelor of Science (NE), Graduate Diploma in Computing (NE) and a Master of Science (UTS). Martin is also a Senior Member of the Australian Computer Society (Snr MAC) and is a qualified Project Director (Advanced Diploma in Project Management).
Martin has an extensive background in finance market systems working for a number of years in the implementation and management of high value transaction and settlement systems for RBA, exchange connectivity systems and the implementation of high value risk management software in electricity retailers.
Martin moved into the electricity market in 2007 working on major upgrades to Energy Trading and Risk Management systems for a significant retailer in the NEM. Since returning to Western Australia he has worked across aspects of the Network, Retail and Generation in the SWIS.
Martin has been at the IMO since in late 2010.
Martin enjoys keeping fit by running and cycling to work most days.
Team Leader - Rule Evolution & Reviews
Jenny works in the Market Development team, assisting in the ongoing development of the Wholesale Market Rules.
She has a Bachelor of Arts (Mathematical Sciences) from Flinders University in South Australia. Her background is in IT with over 20 years experience as a business/systems analyst. She has worked for several organisations both here and interstate, including Esso Australia Ltd, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Australian National Rail. Between 1996 and 2009 she contracted for Western Power/Synergy, which is where she became interested in Market Rule development and the WEM.
Outside work, Jenny enjoys reading, cooking, walking my dog and renovating old houses. She is trying to become a gym junkie but is pessimistic about her chances!
Team Leader, Operations & Improvements
William is the Team Leader for Market Operations and Business Improvement. He is responsible for managing the day to day operation of the Market Operations and Business Improvement Teams.
Market Operations is responsible for ensuring the daily operation of the Wholesale Electricity Market while Business Improvements is responsible for identifying, developing, and implementing projects where operational improvements can be made.
Since graduating with a Bachelor of Computer and Mathematical Sciences from the University of Western Australia, William began work at the Office of Energy before joining the IMO in 2007. William has since held numerous positions within the organisation and has worked in the areas of Market Operations, Settlements, System Capacity and Business Improvement.
William enjoys travelling, playing sports and fishing in his spare time.
Assistant Manager, Finance
Malcolm manages the IMO’s financial accounting and Prudential requirements.
He holds qualifications in Accounting and Finance, Purchasing and Contract Administration and Project Management.
Previously Malcolm has worked in the health sector managing IT projects and at the Office of Energy. He joined the IMO just after the Wholesale Electricity Market commenced in 2006.
Malcolm enjoys playing various sports and travelling.
Jared is currently responsible for various accounting related responsibilities at the IMO including accounts processing and reporting obligations, month-end reconciliations, accounts receivables and other financial tasks.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in finance and accounting and a Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology majoring in network administration, both from the University of Notre Dame.
Prior to joining the IMO, Jared was with BDO Accountants for four years working in their private clients/business services division. While there, he was seconded to the IMO to assist with the preparation of annual financial reporting obligations.
Outside work, he enjoys soccer, AFL, cricket, golf and motorsports. He also enjoys travelling, socialising with friends and good food.
IT Operations, Team Leader
Faruk joined the IMO in 2011. In his role as IT Operations Team Leader he is responsible for the smooth running of systems, network and database infrastructure and application support. He also assists the Group IT Manager to prepare and achieve the operational objectives for the IT team.
Faruk holds a Bachelor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the Bangladesh Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Bangkok University.
After graduating in 1997, Faruk worked in IT roles at ActionAid International, the Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand), ASG Group, BHP Billiton Iron Ore and BankWest. He has travelled across Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and North America supporting IT infrastructure and providing consultancy services in his past roles.
As a Brazilian football fan Faruk enjoys watching soccer. He is also an occasional fisherman and enjoys spending time with his family and gardening.
Market Analyst / Settlements
As a member of the Market Operations team Kang is jointly responsible for the daily operation of the Short Term Energy Market, registrations and metering functions. He also provides general assistance to Market Participants.
Kang holds a Bachelor of Science from UWA and a Master of Accounting from Curtin University. Since completing his studies he has worked in number of accounting and compliance roles in various industries including property and taxation.
Kang joined to IMO in 2010.
In his spare time he enjoys playing sports, running and travelling.
Group Manager, Development and Capacity
Kate leads the Development and Capacity teams and also manages the Gas Information Services Project (GISP) for the IMO, which involves establishing a Gas Bulletin Board and a Gas Statement of Opportunities.
Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Economics from UWA and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from Kaplan Professional.
Kate began her career in Perth as a graduate with the former Department of Treasury and Finance before moving to Brisbane in 2004. There, she worked at KPMG and later the Queensland Government’s energy department, where she worked for over six years on a range of electricity and gas reforms including overseeing the implementation of full retail contestability in Queensland’s electricity and gas markets, and a range of national energy market reforms. She returned to Perth in November 2011 to manage the GISP.
In her spare time, Kate is involved in Acrobatic Gymnastics. She also enjoys travelling, wine and walking her dog.
IT Projects, Team Leader
Mark provides technical leadership for strategic IT development projects at the IMO. This involves mentoring of the development team, tracking and managing project implementations, improving project processes and managing the software architecture to support the evolution of the WEMS system.
Mark has a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) from Murdoch University.
After graduating in 1995, Mark worked at Western Power in the Business IT department. Since then, he has worked in various IT software development roles. Before commencing work at IMO in 2011, Mark spent a little over five years as a System Architect at Thales Australia.
Mark enjoys reading, messing around with computers and spending time with friends.
Winston’s role is to provide analysis around systems and procedural improvements, primarily identifying the operational requirements of both the IMO and Market Participants.
Winston has a Bachelor of IT Engineering and a Bachelor of Commerce from UWA.
After graduating in 2005, Winston initially worked at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) as an Analyst within the Capital Markets and then Emerging Mining and Resources team. Most recently, he was a Commercial Analyst with Grain Pool, a wholly owned subsidiary of the CBH Group.
Winston is a keen cyclist who also enjoys basketball.
Bruce works in the Information Technology team supporting the application systems and the underlying technical infrastructure.
He has worked exclusively in IT since graduating from university, having held positions for public service and mining and financial institutions around Australia and overseas. He particularly enjoys the dynamics of small to medium organisations.
Bruce practises Tae Kwon Do, strives to brew the perfect beer and coaches a junior cricket team.
Team Leader, Settlements
As part of the Market Operations team, Bobby manages and verifies the settlement runs, assists with queries and deals with any disagreements that arise.
He has a Bachelor of Commerce in Information Technology and E-Commerce.
After graduating from Curtin University, Bobby has worked in a number of IT roles ranging from a help desk support position to systems administration and consultant roles.
He is a motor sport fanatic, enjoys live gigs and will try his hand at pretty much any sport.
Senior System Capacity Analyst
As Senior Analyst, Joachim is responsible for developing and delivering the Gas Bulletin Board (GBB), the Gas Market Rules and the Gas Statement of Opportunities (GSOO) for Western Australia.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours, Economics) from Curtin University and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).
Joachim has worked for non-profit organisations and in the education, information technology, telecommunications and energy sectors in various roles since graduating from university. Most recently he worked in the Public Utilities Office in WA which sparked his interest in the energy sector.
Outside work, Joachim plays sport, enjoys reading and catching up with friends.
Data Analyst, Compliance
Jake’s role at the IMO involves supporting the Compliance team with monitoring, investigation and data analysis in the WEMS to encourage and ensure Market Participant understanding and compliance with the Market Rules.
After completing his Bachelor of Energy Studies at Murdoch University and travelling in Europe, Jake commenced his career at the Department of Commerce working in the Market Intelligence Unit.
When not at work, Jake enjoys travel, rowing and good food.
As Executive Officer to the CEO, Mandi’s responsibilities include providing support to the CEO, the IMO Board of Directors, the Executive Management team and liaising with public and private sector contacts on behalf of the CEO.
Mandi has a Diploma of Teaching (Primary) and a Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (Executive Administration).
Prior to joining the IMO, Mandi has held a variety of Executive Assistant roles across the Telecommunications, Finance, Insurance and Oil and Gas industries. Originally from Melbourne, Mandi move to Western Australia in 2011 and took up the position at the IMO.
Outside work, Mandi enjoys going to the gym, running, watching AFL Footy and going to the movies.
Dimitra was the IMO’s 2012 graduate. After completing the Graduate Program in December 2012, she was offered a permanent position in Market Operations as a Market Analyst.
In her role, she is jointly responsible for ensuring the market runs smoothly on a day-to-day basis. This includes overseeing metering obligations, registrations, ensuring the STEM and Balancing markets run successfully, and other supporting functions.
Dimitra has a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Asian Business, Marketing and Management from UWA and is hoping to attain her MBA over the next few years. After graduating in 2011, Dimitra went on various travelling adventures before being accepted into the IMO’s Graduate Program.
In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach, travelling and playing sport, especially tennis and hockey.
Nargiza works in the Corporate Services team providing HR administration assistance to the HR Manager and the team.
Prior to joining the IMO, Nargiza worked in administrative roles for a variety of companies in sales and mining software where she was tasked with refining procedures that lead to increased productivity and sales.
Outside work, Nargiza enjoys travelling, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
As Settlement Analyst, Mike is responsible for the verification of settlement runs and deals with any disagreements that arise during the process. He is also involved in the metering aspect of settlements and assists with the daily operation of the market.
Mike attended Griffith University on the Gold Coast where he studied a Bachelor of Information Technology.
Previously, Mike has held various roles in IT as a Systems Administrator managing complex computer network environments. Prior to joining the Operations team at the IMO, Mike worked with the IMO IT team to maintain the computer systems for the IMO.
Mike enjoys motor sport, listening to music, exercise and catching up with friends
As part of the Market Operations team, Laura is jointly responsible for ensuring the market runs smoothly on a day-to-day basis. This includes overseeing metering obligations, registrations, ensuring the STEM and Balancing markets run successfully, and other supporting functions.
Laura holds the equivalent of a Masters of Industrial Engineering from Technische Universität Berlin.
Following her studies, she spent three years working as a consultant at enervis energy advisors, a boutique German consultancy in the European energy market. While there, she worked with large gas producers and experienced a major transition of the German gas market. Her keen interest in energy markets led her to WA in late 2012 and her current role at the IMO.
Laura enjoys an outdoor lifestyle and a variety of sport especially beach volleyball, as well as trying new food. She is also amazed by Australian nature and loves to go bushwalking.
Analyst, Market Development
As an analyst with the IMO’s Market Development team, Natasha works to administer the Market Rules and to assess the validity of proposed rule changes.
She holds a Bachelor of Science (UWA) and is currently writing her thesis for a Masters of Science (Applied Economics) (UWA) which she will complete at the end of 2012. She has also recently completed a Business Analysis course through Monash University.
After graduating, Natasha worked in various analytical and research roles at UWA and at various State government departments including the Department of Health. Natasha’s interest in economics and the energy sector lead her to the IMO.
Outside work, Natasha is a keen animal welfare advocate, enjoys reading, AFL, spending time in the outdoors and travelling.
Manager, System Capacity
Greg leads the System Capacity team in ensuring the smooth entry of new capacity providers into the Wholesale Electricity Market while also continuing to provide a high level of service to the existing generators.
He has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science from UWA.
Greg spent ten years in the oil and gas industry working on rigs, in operations management and sales. Family led him to seek opportunities in Perth and the electricity industry appealed due to its intrinsic role in our society.
When not at work, Greg enjoys relaxing with family, following AFL, handyman type activities, playing guitar and cycling.
Senior Software Engineer
Paul works in the IT team developing the WEMS.
His career so far has seen him work in a range of industries including Aviation, Engineering, IT and Defence.
Most recently, Paul spent three years with Perth start-up company nearmap.com where he worked as a Senior Software Engineer (Storage) and then Production Operations Manager.
Prior to his time at Nearmap, he was a Senior Systems Engineer and later the Software Engineering Manager for Thales Australia’s Special Operations Command Support System (SOCSS) Program.
His interest in the WEM stems from a long standing interest in infrastructure and mission-critical IT systems.
Outside work, Paul enjoys movies, music, boating, cycling and getting involved in his children’s sailing and rowing activities.
Team Leader, Compliance
As Team Leader, Compliance, Ben is responsible for leading the compliance team in monitoring the level of compliance behaviour amongst Rule Participants in relation to the Market Rules.
Prior to this role, which took effect in November 2011, Ben spent twelve months working with industry on the design for the new Balancing Market.
Ben joined the IMO in 2008 after graduating with a Bachelor of Statistics and Mathematics from Murdoch University.
He has also worked with the System Capacity team as an analyst where he worked to administer and operate the Reserve Capacity Mechanism and provided analytical support to the other teams within the IMO.
Outside work he enjoys rowing, surfing, camping, fitness, reading and food!
Rebecca is a Market Analyst in the Market Operations team.
As part of the Market Operations team, Rebecca is jointly
responsible for ensuring the market runs smoothly on a day-to-day basis. This includes overseeing metering obligations, registrations, ensuring the STEM and Balancing markets run successfully, and other supporting functions, as well as assisting in the implementation and running of the new Gas Bulletin Board (GBB).
Rebecca was the IMO’s 2011 graduate and the first graduate to be appointed to the IMO from overseas (Ireland).
Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Trinity College in Dublin, and a Master of Engineering in Energy Systems Engineering from University College, also in Dublin.
In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys yoga, travel and baking.
Human Resources Manager
Gemma manages the human resources function for the IMO. This includes recruitment, training, performance management, employee relations and general HR administration.
Gemma has mainly worked in the resources industry in a variety of HR roles and has spent the majority of her career to date at Western Mining Corporation.
She holds a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Human Resources from Edith Cowan University.
In her spare time, Gemma enjoys the outdoors, travelling, walking and spending time with her family.
Tom’s role in the IT team at the IMO is to support the applications systems and the underlying technical infrastructure of the organisation.
He holds a Higher National Diploma in Computing from James Watt University in Scotland.
By way of background, Tom’s began his career in IT at Compaq Computers where he stayed for twelve years working his way towards the position of database administrator. After Compaq, he continued to work as a DBA at various companies including IBM, Royal Bank of Scotland and Scottish Power.
Tom came to Australia in 2004 and since then has worked for Asguard, Wealth Solutions, ASG, Rio Tinto and Griffin Energy. Tom’s role at Griffin Energy sparked an interest in energy markets which led him to his current role at the IMO.
Outside work, Tom enjoys playing soccer, keeping fit and spending time with my family and friends.
Analyst, Market Development
As an analyst in the Market Development team, Sam works to administer the Market Rules and to assess the validity of proposed rule changes.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from UWA and a Diploma of Management.
After graduating from UWA in 2008, Sam began working with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Risk and Control Consultant. In this capacity, he worked on consulting engagements for Western Power, Synergy and the ERA.
Outside work, Sam enjoys food, travel and going to the gym.
Analyst, Market Development
As part of the IMO’s Market Development team, George works to administer the Market Rules and to assess the validity of proposed rule changes.
George holds a Master of Philosophy (Energy Management) from Massey University, a Graduate Diploma (Applied Social Science Research) and Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) from Victoria University and a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) from Canterbury University.
After graduating with degrees in Economics and Philosophy, George worked as an English Teacher in South Korea. Following this, he undertook postgraduate study and worked on new energy technologies for Mighty River Power, a state owned gentailer in the New Zealand electricity market. He then worked for Sapere Research Group, an Australasian consultancy specialising in the energy and health sectors.
Outside work, George enjoys meditation, surfing and travelling.
Johan van Niekerk
Analyst, System Capacity
Johan works in the System Capacity team facilitating the entry of new reserve capacity into the SWIS as well as managing the framework for existing capacity.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Curtin University) and a Graduate Diploma in Finance and Investment (ASIC).
After graduating from Curtin University in the late nineties, Johan worked in a number of superannuation related roles in South Africa until 2005. Following that he worked in oil trading markets with Shell in the UK. He returned to Perth in late 2010, commencing his current role with the IMO in December 2010.
Outside work, Johan enjoys reading and spending time with his family.
Analyst, System Capacity
As an analyst in the System Capacity team, Neetika contributes to the operation of the Reserve Capacity Mechanism to ensure sufficient capacity in the SWIS.
She holds a Bachelor of Science (St Francis College, Hyderabad, India), a Masters in Statistics (Punjab University, Chandigarh, India), a Masters in Applied Statistics and a Cognate in Operations Research (Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA).
After graduating from BGSU in 2002, Neetika was abosrbed as a full time instructor in the Statistics Department and taught Undergraduate Statistics and Operations Research at BGSU for more than four years. She moved to Australia in 2008 and worked with CGU Insurance as an Associate Business Analyst for two years before joining Synergy in 2010. The Reserve Capacity Mechanism and its various facets interested her which eventually led to her appointed in this role in November 2011.
When not at work, Neetika enjoys running, trying out different sports, reading and writing, getting creative in the kitchen and spending time with friends.
Group Manager, Legal and Compliance
Kylie leads the IMO’s legal, risk management and compliance functions and, as part of this, is responsible for monitoring the compliance of rule participants with the Wholesale Electricity Market Rules.
Kylie holds a Diploma in Law (LPAB – LEC USyd), a Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice (UTS) and a Masters of Law and Management (UNSW). She is admitted to practise in Western Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and the High Court of Australia.
Prior to joining the IMO, Kylie worked as a lawyer in private practice for over 15 years, predominantly in the area of banking and finance, with a particular emphasis on property based finance, associated due diligence and regulatory and compliance advice in the context of those markets. She has worked in New South Wales and, since November 2005, in Western Australia. In 2011, Kylie moved from banking and finance into energy and resources which lead to her interest in the WEM and the IMO.
Outside work, Kylie enjoys reading, travelling, writing and spending time with family and friends.
Senior Front Office Administrator
As one of two front office administrators at the IMO, Laura’s role is to provide a high level of customer service to all clients and stakeholders. As well as general administration duties, she helps coordinate IMO training and assists with events.
Prior to joining the IMO, Laura has worked in administration roles in the oil and gas industry and recruitment.
Outside work, Laura enjoys a variety of outdoor activities.
Front Office Administrator
As Front Office Administrator, Chloe is one of the first faces visitors encounter when they come to the IMO offices. Her role is to provide a high level of customer service to our stakeholders together with assisting fellow staff with general administrative duties.
Before joining the IMO, Chloe worked at an accounting firm as receptionist and administrative assistant.
When not at work, Chloe spends her time with friends and family. She loves the beach, music and a good documentary!
As part of the Market Development team, Courtney’s role involves administering the Market Rules, procedure development and change processes. She also ensures the smooth day to day running of the Market Development team and provides a high level of customer service to IMO stakeholders.
Courtney’s previous experience with project management teams equips her well for her role at the IMO.
Outside work she enjoys travelling, paddle boarding and fishing in the North West.
As one of the IMO’s 2012 graduates, Bryn will spend 12 months rotating around the teams at the IMO to gain a sound understanding of the business and to gain experience in several roles.
He holds a Master of Arts in mathematics (Cambridge), a Master of Mathematics (Cambridge) and a Doctor of Philosophy in mathematics (Cambridge).
After completing his PhD, Bryn spent a year in an IT strategy role at the UK’s Ministry of Justice before he and his wife decided to emigrate to Australia.
Bryn enjoys good beer and sport, particularly rowing, cricket and soccer. However now that he has identical twin baby daughters he has far less time to enjoy these pursuits.
Analyst, Market Development
Aditi works in the Market Development team to administer the Market Rules and to assess the validity of proposed rule changes.
She holds a Bachelor of Business Studies (Delhi University, India), a Master of Business Economics (Delhi University, India) and Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (Carnegie Mellon University, USA).
Before coming to Australia, Aditi worked as a social researcher on areas ranging from reproductive health and HIV/AIDS to water and sanitation, and in local governance. She also assisted Sesame Street set up its operations in India.
After finishing her education in Australia at the Adelaide campus of Carnegie Mellon University, Aditi worked as a Senior Policy Officer handling energy consumer advocacy with the West Australian Council of Social Service. She then worked on the Tariff and Concession Framework Review on a secondment to the Office of Energy. Her interest in energy issues and her previous experience with WACOSS and the OoE led to her current role at the IMO.
In her spare time Aditi enjoys cooking, reading and travelling to places off the usual tourist track.
Emma joined the IMO team in April 2013 to manage marketing and communications strategy and implementation. An experienced communications professional across a wide range of industries, Emma’s strengths lie in “defining, creating, promoting and protecting” brands through fully integrated marketing and communications campaigns.
Emma is responsible for internal and external communications at the IMO. Her role involves raising the awareness of the organisation and ensuring it promotes clear and consistent messages to all parties with which it is associated, while ensuring the integrity of the IMO brand.
In this position, she is responsible for the strategic development of the communications strategy including stakeholder engagement and corporate responsibility, as well as the hands on implementation of “watt’s on”, the IMO’s newsletter, the marketing component of the website, advertising, events, various written communications and other marketing activities and collateral.
Emma holds a BA(Hons) in Economics but has worked in the communications field for the past 15 years.
Previously Emma has worked with organisations including the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, Melbourne Airport, Victorian Major Events Company, state and local governments, WA Symphony Orchestra and Sustainable Melbourne Fund. Emma also recently spent a year as an international volunteer working in capacity development for the Solomon Islands Red Cross.
Outside work, Emma volunteers for the RSPCA and is a keen hiker, diver and enjoys getting out on the boat whenever possible. One of her aims is to complete the Rottnest Swim.