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Meet our new Director of Communications and Stakeholder Engagement

We are excited to announce the appointment of Dan Silkstone as our new Director of Communications and Stakeholder Engagement.

Dan comes to Energy Consumers Australia with a deep knowledge of the communications landscape and the energy sector, having worked in communications, strategy and digital leadership roles at ARENA and global business consultancy ThinkPlace. Prior to this, Dan held a number of posts at The Age over 16 years as a senior reporter, Chief of Staff and in a range of senior editorial roles culminating with his role as Weekend Editor in 2016-17.

Dan will lead our effort to enhance our communications capabilities at this critical time of transition in the energy sector, including our work to deepen engagement with stakeholders and develop best practice approaches to consumer engagement.

He brings leadership, creativity and fresh perspective to the role and we look forward to Dan joining the team on 15 March.

Dan says he is looking forward to a new challenge, bringing his experience to bear on the critical job of helping navigate the energy transition ahead.

“It’s an incredibly exciting time to join Energy Consumers Australia with so much change taking place and I see this as a great challenge to find ways to embed consumer stories, values and aspirations in the exciting transition happening right before our eyes.

“I’m looking forward to getting my feet on the ground and working with a talented and committed group of new colleagues who do amazing work.

“I’m also keen to reconnect with people in the energy sector – it is one of the most complex industries in the economy and the people working in it are some of brightest in the country.”

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