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Chloe Munro named on prestigious AFR Women of Influence list

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Chloe Munro named on prestigious Women of Influence list

Monash Professorial Fellow and Australian energy expert Ms Chloe Munro AO has been featured on the list of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence 2018.

Ms Munro commenced her appointment as Professorial Fellow at Monash in March, working across MSDI, Monash Business School, Faculty of Law and Monash Energy Materials and Systems Institute (MEMSI) to advance energy policy research, natural resources policy and to link research to the needs of industry and government.

She is an influential part of Australia’s energy sector, having led the development and implementation of some of Australia's most important and controversial public policies, inspiring women to engage in what have traditionally been male-dominated industries.

She has led major public policy reforms and private-sector delivery of projects in water, telecommunications and energy, and in 2017 joined the expert panel for the independent review of the national electricity market.

Ms Munro, who was chosen in the ‘Public Policy’ category, joins a highly esteemed list of 100 women from a diverse spectrum of industries and was chosen from a record 850 entries.

The panel of judges, included two previous overall winners of the award - Ann Sherry, executive chair of cruise company Carnival Australia, and Moya Dodd, lawyer and soccer official.

Other women on the list include former Australian of the Year and family violence campaigner, Rosie Batty; Ronni Kahn, the founder of food rescue charity Oz Harvest; and journalist and broadcaster Tracey Spicer, who has dedicated the past decade to amplifying women's voices and broke the first #metoo stories in Australia.

A leader in energy policy and regulation, Ms Munro is actively engaged with the energy and financial services industries through a number of board positions. She is also the independent Chair of the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) expert advisory panel. She was previously Chair of the Clean Energy Regulator and a panel member of the Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market (Finkel Review).

Ms Munro also has extensive water and resources experience having been Chair of the National Water Commission and Secretary of the Victorian Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

In 2017 Ms Munro was recognised by the Clean Energy Council for her outstanding contribution to the energy industry, and in 2018, was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of her service in the areas of renewable energy, water, climate change and the performing arts.

The winners of each of the 10 categories and the overall winner of the AFR’s 100 Women of Influence 2018 will be announced at a gala dinner in Sydney on October 17.