Energy systems leader 

Merryn York FTSE

Merryn York New Fellow 2022


Executive General Manager System Design, Australian Energy Market Operator (QLD) 

Merryn York trained as an electrical engineer and has worked in Australia’s energy sector for more than 30 years. She focused on electricity because the combination of its technical complexity and community service appealed to her. 

As head of System Design at AEMO, Merryn is a key facilitator of Australia’s transition to net zero emissions, overseeing the planning, forecasting, analytics and design of Australia’s future energy systems. 

Her leadership in this critical national role rests on strong foundations: expertise in power systems engineering, unique stakeholder engagement and customer focus, deep understanding of regulatory reform, and long experience delivering major transmission projects. 

Merryn is an outstanding role model and actively supports the development of women in STEM, particularly into engineering.