Statement on the passing of Chloe Munro AO 24 June 2021
Today Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel released the following statement:
“The news that we have lost Chloe is heart wrenching.
“Surveying her resume gives some sense of the outstanding contribution she has made to Australian public life since she arrived from New Zealand all those years ago. A leader in state and national government, the private sector, not-for-profits and universities. Trusted advisor of ministers and managing directors. A global expert in energy, climate and digital transformation, especially where they intersect. And a passion for the arts.
“But the dot points are flat on the page. They don’t convey the deep thought, the incisive analysis or the rapier wit Chloe brought to everything she turned her hand to. They don’t speak to her warmth or her generosity of spirit. And they don’t reflect the countless hours she spent with so many of us across the sector sharing her insights, testing our thinking and supporting our growth.
“Introducing her on stage in 2019, I described Chloe as the closest thing we have to energy sector royalty. She upbraided me afterwards, not for the complement, but for the analogy I chose, pointing out her status as a staunch republican.
“Chloe was right, the analogy was poor, but the sentiment stands. Chloe was a leader among leaders. We lost her much too soon.
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