Benn Barr

Chief Executive


Benn has over 20 years' experience in energy and climate change policy. He has a deep understanding of the national energy market and opportunities for renewable energy, with a track record of providing strategic policy advice to government across a diverse range of resource management areas, and a strong interest in effective modern governance.
He was the Secretary of the Council for the Australian Federation, a collaborative intergovernmental group of state and territory First Ministers, and has served as the Queensland Government’s senior official for the COAG Energy Council.
Benn joined the AEMC in 2020 following six years as Deputy Director General in the Queensland Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy.