Energy Networks Board

Tim Rourke (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. 

Ben Wilson (Deputy Chair)

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

AGIG comprises Australian Gas Networks, Multinet Gas, and the Dampier Bunbury Pipeline and is one of Australia’s largest gas businesses, with 2 million customers across every mainland state plus the Northern Territory.

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, Chief Executive Officer, Jemena, 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.

Guy Chalkley

Guy Chalkley, Chief Executive Officer, Western Power, was appointed as a Director to the Energy Networks Board in November 2017.  Tertiary/Professional Qualifications:  Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

Positions held (relevant boards and Committees): Trustee of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) WA, CEO’s for Gender Equity.  

Richard Gross

Richard Gross, Chief Executive Officer, Ausgrid, was appointed as a Director to the Energy Networks Board in November 2017.

Tertiary/Professional Qualifications: Bachelor of Agriculture Science, Graduate Diploma of Agriculture Economics, Master of Commerce (Economics and Finance) Harvard Advanced Management Program.

 

Rob Stobbe

Robert Stobbe, Chief Executive Officer, SA Power Networks, was appointed as a Director on the Energy Networks Australia Board in November 2018 and previously served on the Board between 2011 and 2017.

Tertiary/Professional Qualifications: Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Fellow of CPA Australia and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Positions held (relevant boards and committees):  Director on the Boards of Asthma Australia, Business SA, Operation Flinders Foundation, James Brown Memorial Trust and UniSA Business School Advisory Board.

John Cleland

John Cleland, Chief Executive Officer, Essential Energy, was appointed as a Director to the Energy Networks Australia Board in November 2018.

Tertiary/Professional Qualifications: Bachelor of Economics, Graduate Diploma in Financial Management, Associate Membership Institute of Chartered Accountants, Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment, GAICD.