John Bradley has been appointed secretary of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).

Mr Bradley was previously director general of the Queensland Department of Premier and Cabinet, and director general of the Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management, and since 2013 has been chief executive of Energy Networks Australia, the peak body representing Australia’s electricity and gas distribution businesses.

Mr Bradley has also held senior positions with the Queensland Water Commission and the Western Australian Office of Energy.

“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,” Victorian premier Daniel Andrews said.

“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.”

Mr Bradley will commence in the role on 18 September 2017.