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Horizon Power’s Chief Executive Officer, Stephanie Unwin, has announced a new General Manager Operations.

Tiri Sanderson has been chosen for the role of General Manager Operations, effective 7 August 2019.

Ms Sanderson brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the organisation, having previously worked in operations, safety and improvement roles across mining, transport and consumer goods sectors.

Ms Unwin said Ms Sanderson’s background and experience will enhance Horizon Power’s operations and the senior leadership team.

“Tiri’s appointment demonstrates Horizon Power’s commitment to ensuring we have the right expertise to perform our important role of ensuring the ongoing safe, reliable and efficient generation and distribution of electricity to customers throughout regional and remote Western Australia.”

Prior to joining Horizon Power, Tiri has led large safety-critical teams across regional Western Australia in senior leadership roles with Rio Tinto Iron Ore and Aurizon.

In the role of General Manager Operations, Tiri will be accountable for the operation of all Horizon Power systems, ensuring the safe and reliable power supply to over 48,000 customer connections across a service area of 2.3 million square kilometres.

Tiri said she is looking forward to joining the Horizon Power executive team and contributing to the provision of power to some of Western Australia’s most remote communities.

“I was drawn to Horizon Power because of its regional footprint and the emphasis the business places on contributing to regional communities,” Ms Sanderson said.

“I welcome the opportunity to work with our teams to contribute to the ongoing safe and reliable operations of all of Horizon Power’s systems.”

Before joining the Utility team, Eliza worked as a freelance journalist for a number of years. Eliza has the rare talent of being able to find the nuggets of gold in otherwise average source material, and like any self-respecting member of gen-Y is a whiz when it comes to social media marketing and management.

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