Energy Reference Group

The Energy Reference Group will provide expert advice to Jemena on key issues relating to the 2026-31 regulatory period and represent the long-term interests of our customers.

Reference group members will provide independent and constructive feedback based on their expertise and insight during the development of the 2026-31 Regulatory Proposal.

Jemena will engage customers directly on key issues and trade-offs arising during the 2026-31 Regulatory Reset through the People's Panel and Customer Voice Groups.


The group is a diverse mix of independent energy experts and customer advocates with expertise and knowledge of:

  • the energy sector
  • the requirements of electricity distribution networks
  • regulatory topics
  • the energy transition
  • tariffs.

Topics covered

The group will focus on providing solutions across a range of topics including:

  • the future of energy
  • tariffs
  • grid stability.

Energy Reference Group Members

Andrew Richards

Chief Executive Officer, Energy Users Association

Andrew has more than 30 years of energy industry and infrastructure development experience having held a variety of senior management roles.

Gavin Dufty

Executive Manager, Policy and Research, St Vincent

Gavin has over 30 years of leadership experience in community welfare and advocacy, along with a comprehensive understanding of consumer protection.

Kate Hansen

Chief Operating Office, CarbonLite

Kate is CEO at CarbonLite, an ultra energy efficient construction company ensuring homes are built to European energy efficiency standards.

Kellie Larsen

Director, Verve Strategic Consulting

Working at the intersection of traditional fossil fuels, commodity markets and renewable energy sectors, Kellie is a trusted adviser to Boards, CEOs.

Lynda Osborne

Client Lead, Kraken Technologies

Lynda is an energy & technology professional with extensive experience with Deloitte and PwC. Her expertise lies in strategy and roadmap development.

Morley Muse (Dr)

Co-Founder and Director, iSTEM

Morley has a Bachelor Chemical & Environmental Engineering, a Masters in Sustainable Power Engineering a PhD in Water, Renewable Energy Engineering

Neil Watt

Network Strategy Advisor

Neil has expertise in electricity distribution network strategy development across investment & augmentation planning and smart grid development.

Ruchika Deora

Program Director Centre, New Energy Technologies

Ruchika is an accomplished strategist with over 20 years of experience working in energy. She has extensive experience working with Fortune 500s.

Ruth Harland

Utilities Officer - Moonee Valley & Maribyrnong

Ruth is a compassionate equity advocate, renewable energy generation & storage geek. Trained as chemist, ecologist & sustainable systems engineer.

Tim Callaghan

General Manager, VIC Chamber of Commerce

Tim has extensive experience across Victoria’s business, tourism & aviation industries with a passion for driving the economy & supporting businesses.