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Aurora Chief Executive Officer, Rebecca Kardos, has chosen not to continue with the company when her contract ends in February 2023.

Aurora Energy Chair, Mary O’Kane, said Ms Kardos has been a “wonderful” CEO for Aurora Energy and will leave a “lasting legacy”.

“The Aurora Energy that Rebecca will leave behind is unrecognisable to the one she stepped into in 2014,” Professor O’Kane said.

“She has overseen a period of rapid change in the energy market in Tasmania and nationally, and through that time Aurora Energy has consistently been a profitable business, and in turn provided returns to Government, she has substantially improved services for Tasmanian customers and importantly her focus on Aurora’s people has delivered a much improved culture.

“I would also like to thank Rebecca for her stewardship of the business throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, where Aurora Energy managed to move quickly to support Tasmanians through a series of nation-leading support measures and also moved our 250 or so staff to working from home in a matter of days. The scale of this achievement should not be underestimated.

“Although we had hoped she would continue as CEO, we respect Rebecca’s decision to seek a fresh challenge and we wish her nothing but the best for the future.”

The Tasmanian Government has further acknowledged the significant and dedicated contribution of the Aurora Energy company.

Tasmanian Minister for Energy and Renewables, Guy Barnett, said, “I’d like to support the Chair in her tribute to Ms Kardos when she says that Rebecca Kardos has been a wonderful CEO for Aurora Energy and will leave a lasting legacy”.

The Tasmanian Government extended Ms Kardos their best wishes in her future pursuits.

Aurora Energy is working through an executive recruitment process for a new CEO to be in place from March 2023.

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