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About the Rule Change Panel

The Rule Change Panel is an independent body responsible for the Wholesale Electricity Market Rules and the Gas Services Information Rules. It considers proposed amendments to these rules and decides whether an amendment to the rules would better achieve the objectives of the gas market and the electricity market.

The Minister for Energy appoints members to the Rule Change Panel, which operates in accordance with the Energy Industry (Rule Change Panel) Regulations 2016.

The Rule Change Panel

Stephen Eliot, Executive Officer

Stephen Eliot was appointed as the Executive Officer of the Rule Change Panel on 16 October 2017.

Stephen has over 20 years’ experience in the energy sector in both Australia and Canada, and in both the private and public sector.  Prior to his appointment as the Executive Officer of the Rule Change Panel, Stephen was the Chief Executive Officer of Retail Energy Market Company Limited (REMCo), which was the gas retail market operator for Western Australia; and was the Director of Market and Regulatory Policy at the Office of Energy in Western Australia.

Stephen has a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) and Master of Arts (Economics) from the University of Calgary, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.