Renewable energy leader to chair SEC


Victoria’s Minister for the State Electricity Commission Lily D’Ambrosio today announced Simon Corbell as chair of the SEC Board along with four board directors that have experience in finance, asset management, energy and investment.

Corbell brings substantial experience in renewable energy investment, policy and regulation, most recently as Board Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Clean Energy Investor Group, where he has worked since September 2020.

He leads a board of directors including Joycelyn Morton, Anna Skarbek, Jo Benvenuti and Damien Barnes, who bring a wealth of experience in energy, finance, asset management and investment to our company.

In announcing the appointments, the Victoria’s Minister for the State Electricity Commission, Lily D’Ambrosio, said “Simon Corbell and the new board directors have exceptional credentials in their fields and will lead the revived SEC as it accelerates our energy transition and drives down energy bills for Victorians.”

The board will oversee the SEC’s work as a government-owned energy company, as it invests to accelerate the energy transition, support the switch to all-electric households, and help build a renewable energy workforce.

“To serve as SEC chair is a significant opportunity to help Victorians realise the benefits of the shift to a renewable energy future,” Corbell said.

“The original SEC was a trusted and iconic institution for Victorians. I am honoured to be guiding the new SEC.  I look forward to working with the board and management team colleagues, government, the community and private investors to accelerate the energy transition and help Victoria achieve its nation leading climate and energy targets.”