Mr Jai Thomas

Deputy Director General – Coordinator of Energy
Last updated: 1 November 2022
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Jai Thomas is the Deputy Director General – Coordinator of Energy and leads the Energy Policy Group of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety. The Energy Policy Group includes Energy Policy WA and the Strategic Business Innovation division. 

As Coordinator of Energy, he is also the designated Hazard Management Agency for disruption to electricity, natural gas or liquid fuel supplies in Western Australia.

Prior to this, Jai held the role of Assistant Coordinator, Strategic and Consumer Policy, overseeing Energy Policy WA’s work program on customer and retail policy, contribution to national energy policy, whole-of-government initiatives relating to energy, and the regulation of emerging energy service models.

Jai is an energy sector professional with expertise in electricity regulation and distributed energy projects, and has held regulatory and project delivery roles at both Horizon Power and Western Power.