AEMO has a new Chief Operations Officer.

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has announced the appointment of Michael Gatt to the role of Chief Operations Officer commencing in August of this year.

Mr Gatt brings more than 20 years’ knowledge and experience in generator connections, infrastructure delivery, project development and emergency management.

He has spent the last 15 years with the New South Wales and ACT electricity transmission business, TransGrid, where he most recently held the role of Executive General Manager of Works Delivery.

AEMO Managing Director and CEO, Audrey Zibelman, said: “Michael has worked at the cutting edge, solving some of the technical and engineering challenges new technologies are creating in an increasingly dynamic grid”.

“He will contribute his crucial experience and perspectives that will complement AEMO’s executive leadership team,” Ms Zibelman said.

“With Michael’s detailed understanding of the challenges and opportunities confronting the NEM, he will bring deep insights and perspectives to AEMO’s operations and will be a key contributor across AEMO’s operational priorities,” she said.