Energy Networks Board

Nino Ficca (Chair)

Nino Ficca, Managing Director, AusNet Services, was appointed as a Director to the Energy Networks Australia Board in September 2010.

Tertiary/Professional Qualifications:  Bachelor of Engineering(Electrical)(Honours), Graduate Diploma in Management, Advanced Management Programme, Harvard Business School, USA, MAICD, Fellow, Institution of Engineers Australia..

Positions held (relevant boards and committees):   Chair, Australian National Committee of CIGRE and Chair, Deakin University Engineering Advisory Board.

Tim Rourke (Deputy Chair)

Tim Rourke, Chief Executive Officer, CitiPower and Powercor, was appointed as a Director to the Energy Networks Australia Board in November 2016.

Tertiary/Professional Qualifications:  Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne

Positions held (relevant boards and Committees):  Chief Executive Officer Victoria Power Networks Pty Ltd as well as CEO and Director of its major operating subsidiaries, which include; Powercor Australia Ltd, CitiPower Pty Ltd, Energy Solutions Pty Ltd and Powercor Network Services Pty Ltd.  Director, Transmission Operations (Australia) Pty Ltd. 

Paul Adams

Paul Adams, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Jemena, was appointed as a Director to the Energy Networks Australia Board in November 2003.

Tertiary/Professional Qualifications:  Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours), Graduate Diploma Financial Management, Fellow, Australian Institute of Management, Fellow, Institution of Engineers Australia, GAICD.

Positions held (relevant boards and committees):  Board Director SGSP (Australia) Assets Pty Ltd (SGSPAA), ActewAGL Board Director, Director Australian Gas Industry Trust (AGIT) and Chairman Zinfra. Immediate past Chair of the Energy Networks Australia Board.

 

Rob Stobbe

Robert Stobbe, Chief Executive Officer, SA Power Networks, was appointed as a Director to the Energy Networks Australia Board in November 2011.

Tertiary/Professional Qualifications: Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Fellow of CPA Australia, MAICD.

Positions held (relevant boards and committees): Asthma Australia, Asthma Foundation SA, Operation Flinders Foundation, Chiefs for Gender Equity, James Brown Memorial Trust, Chair of the Energy Networks Australia Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Rod Howard

Rod Howard, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Endeavour Energy, was appointed as a Director to the Energy Networks Australia Board in October 2012.

Tertiary/Professional Qualifications:  Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Master of Engineering Science, Bachelor of Business, MBA, FIE, GAICD.

Positions held (relevant boards and committees):  Chair of the Energy Networks Australia Network Transformation Program Board.

 

Ben Wilson

Ben Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group, was appointed as a Director to the Energy Networks Australia Board in June 2015.

Tertiary/Professional Qualifications:  Bachelor of Natural Science from Cambridge University.

Positions held (relevant boards and committees):  Chair of the Energy Networks Australia Gas Committee.

Merryn York

Merryn York, Chief Executive, Powerlink Queensland was appointed as a Director to the Energy Networks Australia Board in November 2015.

Tertiary/Professional Qualifications:

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Master of Engineering Science, Graduate Certificate in Applied Law, Fellow, Institution of Engineers Australia, RPEQ, GAICD.

Positions held (relevant boards and committees):  Chair of the Energy Networks Australia Regulatory Affairs Committee

Lance Balcombe

Lance Balcombe, Chief Executive Officer, Tasmanian Networks Pty Ltd, was appointed as a Director to the Energy Networks Australia Board in March 2016.

Tertiary/Professional qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce from University of Tasmania, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and CPA Australia, Stanford Executive Program and Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Positions held (relevant boards and committees): Member of Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) Reliability Panel and Chair of the Energy Networks Australia Transmission Committee.

 

Frank Tudor

Frank Tudor, Managing Director, Horizon Power, was appointed as a Director to the Energy Networks Australia Board in November 2016.

Tertiary/Professional Qualifications: Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (First Class Honours), Post Graduate Diploma in Chemical Engineering (Distinction), Diploma of Economics (Distinction), Executive MBA (Alumni Prize), Harvard University Advanced Management Program, GAICD.

Positions held (relevant boards and Committees):  CCIWA General Council member, Vice President of the CCIWA Energy and Resources Forum (2012 to 2016), Chair of the Energy Networks Australia Asset Management Committee.

David Smales

David Smales, Chief Executive Officer, Energy Queensland, was appointed as a Director to the Energy Networks Australia Board in November 2016.

Tertiary/Professional Qualifications: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering;  Master of Business Administration;  Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD);  

Positions held (relevant boards and committees):

Chair:  SPARQ Solutions, Board Director:  Energex Limited; Ergon Energy Corporation Limited; Ergon Energy Queensland Limited, Ergon Energy Telecommunications Limited;  Energy Impact Pty Ltd;  Metering Dynamics Business Support Pty Ltd;  Varnsdorf Pty Ltd;  VH Operations Pty Ltd.