Ms Nolan has had a distinguished career with the Western Australian public service sector, leading the Department of Finance and the Department of State Development.
She worked closely with large resource companies such as Chevron, Shell, BHP, Rio Tinto and Woodside in large capital investment projects in Western Australia. Prior to this she served as the Deputy Director-General, Cabinet and Policy Division in the Department of Premier and Cabinet.
She was the inaugural Chief Executive of the Independent Market Operator for the WA Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM).
As Chief Executive of the Office of Energy from 2002-06, Ms Nolan was responsible for driving the reform agenda that saw the introduction of a competitive electricity market in the WEM, an independent third-party network access regime and the disaggregation of Western Power.
Ms Nolan is a board member of the Fremantle Port Authority, the University of Western Australia Business School, the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra, and Western Australian Coastal Shipping Commission.
She joined the Board in 2019 and is Chair of the Finance Risk and Audit Committee, and a member of the Technical Markets and Systems Committee.