TasNetworks has announced that it will be appointing Dr Julie Beeby as a new Non-Executive Director for an initial term of two years, following Dr Jane Sargison’s resignation.

“Dr Sargison was appointed as a founding Director on 1 July 2014 and has contributed greatly to the Board and committees, including most recently as the Chair of the Remuneration Committee,” TasNetworks Chairman, Dan Norton, said.

“We thank Dr Sargison for her efforts in helping to make TasNetworks the successful enterprise it is today, and wish her well in her future endeavours.  

“We are also excited to welcome Dr Beeby to the TasNetworks Board and look forward to her insight and contribution to our business.”

Dr Beeby was recently a Non‐Executive Director of Powerlink Queensland and was Chair for the past four years. She is currently a Non‐Executive Director of Whitehaven Coal and Moreton Bay College.

Dr Beeby has more than 25 years’ experience in the resources sector, specifically in the minerals and petroleum industries, and has previously held non‐executive director positions on the Boards of Zerogen, Gloucester Coal, Forge Group, CRC Mining, Australian Coal Association Low Emissions Technology and Australian Coal Research.   

Her executive career spanned senior roles in chemicals and natural resources, including CEO of a listed public company. Her qualifications include Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Organic Chemistry, PhD in Physical Chemistry, Graduate Diploma in Technology Management, Master of Business Administration and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ Company Directors Course.

Dr Beeby is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.

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Lauren ‘LJ’ Butler is the Assistant Editor of Utility magazine and has been part of the team at Monkey Media since 2018.

After completing a Bachelor of Media, Communications and Professional Writing at the University of Wollongong in 2014, and prior to writing about the utility sector, LJ worked as a Journalist and Sub Editor across the horticulture, hardware, power equipment, construction and accommodation industries with publishers such as Glenvale Publications, Multimedia Publishing and Bean Media Group.

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