21.08.2017

Queenslander to take over from Adam Fennessy at DELWP


Former director general of Queensland’s Department of Premier and Cabinet John Bradley has been named as the new secretary of Victoria’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

New DELWP boss John Bradley.

He takes the reins from Adam Fennessy, who departed for consulting firm EY in June.

Deputy secretary planning Christine Wyatt is acting in the role until Bradley starts on September 18.

Apart from his experience at DPC, Bradley is former DG of the Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management.

Since 2013, he has served as CEO of Energy Networks Australia — the peak body representing Australia’s electricity transmission and distribution and gas distribution businesses.

He has also held senior positions with the Queensland Water Commission and the Western Australian Office of Energy, and has previously advised the International Monetary Fund and held several board directorships.

Bradley has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland and a Masters of Business Administration from the Queensland University of Technology.

“I congratulate Mr Bradley on his appointment — he brings substantial knowledge of the contemporary energy environment to the role and has vast experience in environmental management,” said Premier Daniel Andrews.

“I also thank Adam Fennessy for his leadership of DELWP and the contribution he has made to Victoria during his 20 years in the public sector.”