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Acting chair announced for Net Zero Economy Agency

Net Zero Authority

Iain Ross has been appointed as the acting chair of the Net Zero Economy Agency, replacing outgoing chair Greg Combet.

Ross will begin the position from 1 June 2024, with the government to appoint him as the inaugural chair once legislation to establish the authority passes Parliament.

Across his experience, Ross has served as a former president of the Fair Work Commission and as a judge of the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Victoria.

He has also worked as vice president of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission and partner in the workplace relations practice group at Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

As chair, Ross will be supported by an independent board, with members to be appointed following legislation passing the Parliament. An open recruitment process for the CEO of the authority will be advertised in June 2024.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said the authority will play a key role in the energy transition.

“The Net Zero Economy Authority will play an important role in one of the most significant economic events in Australian history and help position us as a renewable energy superpower,” he said.

“I would like to thank Mr Combet for his work in setting up the agency, and I welcome incoming Chair Dr Ross.”

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