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.
Mr Willett has many years of experience in competition policy and economic regulation, with a particular focus on the economic regulation of utility services. He was a commissioner with the ACCC until 2013 and was appointed an inaugural member of the Australian Energy Regulator in 2005.He was appointed for a term of five years to 7 December 2019.
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.