Energy Networks Australia has elected a new Chair after former Chair, Paul Adams, moved on after three years in the position.

The new appointee, Nino Ficca, current Managing Director of AusNet Services, has over 30 years experience in the energy industry leadinga diverse business with electricity transmission and gas distribution services.

“Customers are at the centre of Australia’s energy revolution and they will be at the centre of my priorities as the Chair of Energy Networks Australia,” Mr Ficca said.

“I am pleased to become Chair at such an exciting time for Australian energy consumers. I am determined to ensure the integrated grid enables their choices, and helps to achieve the reliable, and affordable transition to a cleaner energy system that they expect.

“I look forward to working with energy network businesses across Australia as we commit ourselves to delivering new and better service,” Mr Ficca said.

Mr Ficca thanked Mr Adams for his service to Energy Networks Australia.

“Under Paul’s leadership, Energy Networks has established new science-led partnerships with the CSIRO, two successful conferences and a renewed focus on how energy networks serve our customers,” Mr Ficca said.

“I look forward to the CSIRO and Energy Networks Australia releasing key outcomes of the Electricity Network Transformation Roadmap in coming weeks.”

Mr Ficca has served on the Energy Networks Australia Board since 2010 and is Chairman of CIGRE Australia. He has been Managing Director of AusNet Services since 2003.

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