The oversight, monitoring and direction of the Solar PV Retailer Code of Conduct will be undertaken by the Code Review Panel.
This is an independent panel with consumer and industry representation. The panel will meet regularly to ensure the code is operating effectively and is meeting the identified objectives and community expectations.
Chair, Gerard Brody
Gerard began in consumer advocacy as a Policy Officer and Solicitor with Consumer Law Centre Victoria, before working as a Senior Policy Officer with Consumer Action.
Gerard then worked with the Brotherhood of St Laurence as Senior Manager Financial Inclusion, leading the national rollout of the Saver Plus program. Gerard returned to Consumer Action in 2011 to lead the centre's policy and campaigns work.
Gerard has represented consumers on a number of bodies, including the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's Consumer Consultative Committee, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission's Consumer Advisory Panel and the Australian Energy Regulator's Customer Consultative Group.
Gerard has a Masters in Public Policy and Management, Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Melbourne.
Consumer Representative, Damien Moyse
For the past six years, Damien has held the position of Energy Projects and Policy Manager at the Alternative Technology Association.
As part of an organisation accountable to consumers in the energy market, Damien has spent much of this time analysing policy, conducting advocacy and overseeing technical and economic assessments in relation to a variety of demand-side technologies. These include solar, with a specific focus on costs, benefits and related considerations from the consumer perspective.
Damien has a Bachelor in Urban and Regional Planning, a Masters in Environmental Management and a Graduate Certificate in Finance.
Industry Representative, Nigel Morris
In just less than twelve months Nigel has made a substantial contribution to the Code Review Panel. Having been involved in the solar industry for more than 20 years, Nigel brought invaluable industry knowledge and experience to his role, which influenced the management and development of the code. Nigel’s industry perspective served to improve standards for solar PV retailers, consumers and the solar industry generally. Nigel has recently resigned his position on the panel to take on new professional challenges.
The Code Administrator and his panel colleagues sincerely thank Nigel for his work, his insight and the wonderful discussions about his electric bike. We trust that Nigel will continue to be an enthusiastic advocate for the solar industry and for the Solar PV Retailer code of conduct. All the best Nigel.
The Code Administrator is in the process of appointing a new industry representative on the Code Review Panel.