Dr Paterson was previously appointed an IPART Tribunal member in 2013, before taking up a senior role in the Commonwealth Government. He has 30 years’ of experience as an industry economist and has held senior roles in the private sector and in several Commonwealth and State government policy, research and regulatory bodies.Dr Paterson has been appointed as Chair until 31 December 2023.
Ms Cope brings to the Tribunal more than 30 years experience in Australian public policy and management. She was a Commissioner with the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission until 2015 and has operated a consulting business for 15 years.Deborah was initially appointed to the Tribunal for a term of 6 months. This was extended for a further four and a half years to 2 February 2022.
Ms Gamble has many years’ experience in regulatory economics, with a particular focus on water, energy and transport infrastructure and regulation. She has extensive experience sitting on boards and decision making bodies, currently holding a position as a Board Member on the New Zealand Electricity Authority.Sandra was appointed for a term of five years to 8 December 2024.