The Queensland Government has appointed a new Chair for the Energex board, following the resignation of Shane Stone.

Director Kerryn Newton has been appointed the position, after having been a non-executive director on Energex’s Board since 2008.

She has also had recent roles as Chairman of the Board’s Regulatory Committee and a member of the Network and Technical Committee.

Ms Newton was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1991 and has worked in various legal and management roles in the private and public sectors. Her roles have included extensive experience as a lawyer and advisor for the Queensland Parliament and its parliamentary committees.

Over the last decade, she has chaired the boards of numerous not-for-profit organisations in the child care, aged care and housing sectors. Currently, Ms Newton is Managing Director of a governance consulting firm and advises national organisations on a wide range of governance and management issues.

The appointment as Chair is effective immediately.

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