The SGSPAA Board, owner of Jemena, has announced that it has appointed a new Managing Director to lead the group. David Gillespie has been appointed to the role, which he has been acting in since September. Prior to that Mr Gillespie was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the group for a number of years. Board Chair, Jiang Longhua, said that […]
The Western Australian Minister for Mines, Petroleum and Energy, Bill Johnston, has announced that he will step down from Cabinet and that he will not contest the 2025 State Election. Mr Johnston was elected to Parliament representing Cannington in 2008 and has served as Mines and Petroleum Minister since 2017, overseeing record resources industry exports. As Energy Minister since 2018, […]
Delegates from Washington State have visited Transgrid in Sydney as part of their trade mission to Australia to learn more about how the nation is tackling the renewable energy transition. Washington State representatives from business, education, and government are staging a trade mission to Australia, focusing on government diplomacy and business partnerships to support clean energy development and the phaseout […]
Western Power has appointed three new non-executive directors, along with one re-appointment, to its board, which are expected to guide the company through the state’s energy transition. Appointed by the Western Australian Government, the new directors are Wayne Manners, Andrea Hall, and Rob Grant as well as the re-appointment of Monish Paul. Western Power Board Chair, Denise Goldsworthy AO, said […]
Some of Australia’s most respected engineering and climate experts will headline the 2023 Climate Smart Engineering Conference, (CSE23), Engineers Australia’s flagship event to be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 29 and 30 November 2023. The CSE23 plenary and technical programs will bring the latest in world-leading views and engaging debate on solutions to address climate change, […]
Western Australia utility company, Water Corporation, has announced that its Chair will step down effective immediately. Western Australia Minister for Water, Simone McGurk, acknowledged outgoing Water Corporation Chair, Ross Love, for his leadership and service to the organisation’s Board of Directors over the past three years. Mr Love, who was appointed to the role in September 2020, will step down […]
WaterGroup’s Head of Sales and Marketing, Aimi Macready, and Head of Smart Metering Operations, Holly Guy, talked about water data and its flow-on effect, implementing sensors and IoT devices for a better water future and the inclusion of women in the water industry. “Well, we wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for one of the founders of WaterGroup, our […]
Gippsland Water has announced that it has appointed two new Directors and a new Board Chair. Tom Mollenkopf has been appointed Board Chair, with Jenny Selway and Katie Wyatt appointed as Directors. Gippsland Water Managing Director Sarah Cumming welcomed the three appointments and said she looked forward to working with them. “We feel very fortunate to have three new members […]
Victorian Minister for Water, Harriet Shing, has announced the appointment of three new Board members at Barwon Water, following the departure of three directors from the utility. Barwon Water Chair, Jo Plummer, said new directors Jodie Leonard, Chris Chesterfield and Jason Kambovski would bring a wealth of expertise and experience to help guide the organisation as it continued to pursue […]
Yarra Valley Water has welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors and announced the appointment of a new Chair. Gabrielle Bell assumes the role of Chair, a decision announced by the Minister for Water, Harriet Shing. Yarra Valley Water Managing Director, Pat McCafferty, said he was pleased to welcome Ms Bell to the team and to introduce two […]
Horizon Power has announced that its CEO, Stephanie Unwin, will continue to lead the company for five more years, after the company’s board chose to extend her term of service based on her impressive leadership since joining the company in 2019. On behalf of the Board, Horizon Power’s Chair, Samantha Tough, said that Ms Unwin is successfully leading Horizon Power […]
The winners of the 2023 Energy Networks Industry awards have been announced at the Energy Networks Australia (ENA) annual dinner on 19 September, recognising key industry members. Ausgrid was announced as the winner of the Energy Network Industry Innovation Award 2023, which recognises leadership in the design, development and application of a ground-breaking Australian energy network initiative. Endeavour Energy has […]
Leading renewable energy businesses, unions, investors and community groups have banded together to push the Australian Government towards committing to a ten year $100 billion Renewable Industry Package in fear of the country being left behind in the global renewable energy race. The diverse group of organisations have joined forces at the Australian Renewables Industry Summit in Canberra to call […]
Woodside Energy, Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) and the Electrical Trades Union have reached in-principle agreement regarding its employees on its North West Shelf offshore platforms. In-principle agreement was reached on all claims relating to remuneration and other terms and conditions of employment. The next steps will be for the enterprise agreement to be finalised and then voted on by employees […]
A major energy utility company has announced that its managing director will be stepping down. Jemena Managing Director of SGSP (Australia) Assets and Chairman of Zinfra, Frank Tudor, has announced his intention to step down from his roles, in which he has operated as a leader for five years. The company’s board has appointed Jemena’s Chief Financial Officer, David Gillespie, […]
As part of the announcement of its new trans-Tasman operating model, leading services provider Downer Group has appointed James Kafanelis to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO), Downer Utilities. Here we explore Jim’s leadership journey from apprentice to executive leader and his drive to make a positive contribution to the communities around him. Fresh out of school, Mr Kafanelis […]
Programmed is pleased to welcome Pooja Dalwadi, who has joined its Water Academy as Graduate Mechanical Engineer at Melbourne Water’s Water Academy. As part of a 24-month professional graduate development program, Pooja will work closely with the Melbourne Water Planning & Scheduling team, utilising her engineering skills to contribute to the team’s success. During Pooja’s second interview, Programmed has organized […]
Genex Power has announced the appointment of a new CFO following the announcement on 10 May 2023 that current CEO, James Harding, will be retiring, with his position to be filled by current CFO, Craig Francis, beginning 1 September. Patrick McCarthy is set to commence as CFO on 16 October 2023. Mr McCarthy is an experienced energy executive, having been […]
The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) has announced its newest state director, who will ensure that Queensland continues to move towards the path to net zero. Keld Knudsen has joinedAPPEA’s Brisbane office as the new Queensland Director, after he previously served a decade with the organisation from 2011–2021. APPEA said that Mr Knudsen has extensive experience in energy […]
The Federal and Northern Territory Governments are investing millions into helping deliver essential services such as access to clean drinking water and reliable power to remote communities. A $17.5 million investment made by the Federal Government, with $9.1 million from the Northern Territory will see two critical projects built in two remote communities across the territory whilst $92.8 million is […]
Women are set to lead the way for Victoria’s energy transition as the state’s independent regulator, Energy Safe Victoria (ESV), appoints a new Chairperson to its all-female commission team. ESV’s new Commissioner and Chairperson, Monique Conheady, begins her five-year term on 1 August. The experienced leader will work closely with Deputy Chairperson and Commissioner Michelle Groves and Commissioner Sarah McDowell […]
The New South Wales Government has announced the creation of new Regional Aboriginal Water Committees and is calling for expressions of interest from First Nations people across the state who want to ensure that Aboriginal voices play a major part in water planning and management. Director of Aboriginal Water at the Department of Planning and Environment, Darren Murray, said the […]
Industrial gas supplier, APA Group, has appointed a new APA Board Director, effective from September 2023. Nino Ficca will serve as an Independent Non-executive Director to the Board of APA Group Limited and APA Infrastructure Limited, effective from 1 September 2023. Mr Ficca’s previous experience includes AusNet Services Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, which he held for more than […]
TasWater’s ‘Wild West Tappers,’ are three-in-a-row champions after their victory on the Sunshine Coast, in a head-to-head time trial to install a tap into a pressurised steel and concrete water main as fast as possible. The pair, Lynden Thurston and Cameron Lusk, were the champions of the Tasmanian Tapping Competition held in Moonah in February 2023. They went on in […]
University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) engineers have developed a new, more effective means of recycling solar panels, which can recover the valuable components, such as silver, at high efficiency. The process, which has been patented, has been specially created for photovoltaic (PV) panels in order to quickly and efficiently sort the component materials, as a key step of […]
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has welcomed the appointment of a new board member. Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Chris Bowen, announced the appointment of Marianna O’Gorman to the ARENA Board for a two-year term. ARENA also welcomed the reappointment of Stephen McIntosh for an additional two-year term. A non-executive director at Queensland’s Stanwell Corporation, Australia’s second largest […]
TasWater has recognised the hard work and effort of two of its highest achievers with its annual Operator of the Year and Young Operator of the Year awards. TasWater Organisational Planning and Performance Manager, Yvette Gilbert, said the awards recognise excellent performance, demonstrated initiative and commitment to safety in the workplace. “The winners are not only recognised as being high […]
The ACT Government has established the Renewable Energy Innovation Fund (REIF) Industry Advisory Board in an effort to ensure the renewable energy sector continues to deliver the best outcomes for Canberrans. The Board includes seven experts from the commercial, research, and innovation communities. Professor Kenneth Baldwin will serve as the Chair of the REIF Board. Professor Baldwin is a member […]
Consultations have been officially opened for the design of the $2 billion Hydrogen Headstart program, which is expected to deliver a step change in Australia’s renewable hydrogen production by underwriting some of the largest electrolyser deployments in the world. Announced in the 2023 Federal budget, the program is intended to bridge the commercial gap for early projects and put Australia […]
Barwon Water has announced the appointment of an interim Managing Director, following the departure of former Managing Director, Tracey Slatter. General Manager Infrastructure, Technology and Transformation, Shaun Cumming, has been appointed to the role of Interim Managing Director, effective Friday 16 June 2023. Barwon Water Chair, Jo Plummer, said, “Over the past six years, Mr Cumming has been an integral […]
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