Tas Gas has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer effective 19 October.
Phaedra Deckart has been appointed to the position and will succeed Cameron Evans, Tas Gas’s CEO for the past two years.
Ms Deckart has been a senior executive with AGL since 2015 and has been part of the transformation of the company’s energy supply portfolio across gas, power, fuel and logistics, while navigating the transition to renewables across solar, wind and battery technology.
Ms Deckart has extensive experience in the gas and energy sector having held various commercial positions at Santos across the domestic gas and global LNG market.
Ms Deckart said, “I am delighted to be joining Tas Gas, a business that has Tasmania at its heart and provides gas distribution and gas supply to Tasmanians to heat their homes and provide energy to their businesses.
“It is a privilege to take up this role and ensure we continue to provide this essential service to customers and grow the business from its solid foundation.
“As we look to the future and to getting the Australian economy moving again, I believe the energy sector can play a key part in the recovery.”
Tas Gas Chair, Paul Adams, said the board was pleased to have appointed someone with Ms Deckart’s reputation and experience to lead Tas Gas through the next phase of its growth.
“We’re excited to have someone who has built such a strong reputation for advocating for the continuing role of gas as the natural partner in Australia’s energy transition and for providing a voice for the customers and communities that she’s served,” Mr Adams said.
“We look forward to working with Phaedra and we are confident she will help to achieve the company’s full potential over the coming years.”
Mr Adams acknowledged the leadership of departing CEO, Cameron Evans, through the sale of Tas Gas to Infrastructure Capital Group and through the challenging conditions during the pandemic in 2020.
Ms Deckart will continue to serve on the Australian Gas Industry Trust Board.