The Commission consists of Lyndon Rowe (Utilities Commissioner), Richard Owens (Associate Commissioner), and four staff seconded from the Department of Treasury and Finance.
Lyndon Rowe, Utilities Commissioner
Lyndon Rowe was appointed as Utilities Commissioner (part-time) from 1 January 2019 for five years, and previously served as an Associate Commissioner (appointed on 6 April 2018). Mr Rowe is currently a Director of Perth Airport Pty Ltd and associated companies. From 2014 to 2017, he was the full‑time Chair of the Electricity Generation and Retail Corporation of Western Australia (trading as Synergy). For the previous 10 years, Mr Rowe was the inaugural Executive Chair of the Economic Regulation Authority of Western Australia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds an economics degree from the University of Adelaide.
Richard Owens, Associate Commissioner
Richard Owens was appointed as an Associate Utilities Commissioner (part‑time) on 6 April 2018. He also works part‑time as Executive General Manager, Networks at the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC). He was a member of the taskforce for the Finkel review into the future security of the national electricity market and previously worked as a lawyer in major law firms and government specialising in utility regulation, competition and consumer law. He has a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Master of Laws, and is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley Executive Leadership Program. Mr Owens is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy, a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders.