Energy Queensland Limited is a 100% Government Owned Corporation, with a number of operating subsidiary companies, reporting to the Queensland Government.
Our shareholding Ministers are the Treasurer and Minister for Investment and the Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen and Minister for Public Works and Procurement on behalf of the Queensland community.
Energy Queensland is overseen by a Board of directors. Energy Queensland’s Board Charter sets the framework for long-term success, providing oversight and strategic direction to management alongside sound corporate governance structure and practices.
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Phil Garling joined the Board and was appointed Chairman in 2016. He is also member of the Regulatory and Policy Committee.
Phil brings to his role as Chairman 40 years of experience in the Australian energy, construction, infrastructure and investment sectors, gained through an extensive board and executive career.
He has previously been a non-executive director of Network NSW, which was formed when Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy and Essential Energy merged in July 2012 and was the inaugural Chairman of the DUET Group for seven years. He has also completed the AICD Advanced Diploma.
Phil was appointed a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia in 2022 for significant service to the energy, construction and infrastructure sectors. Phil’s understanding of the energy sector and his broad corporate experience are a valuable asset in guiding the future direction of Energy Queensland Limited.
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Mark Algie joined the Board in 2016. He is the Chair of the People, Safety and Environment Committee and a member of the Regulatory and Policy Committee.
Mark is a highly experienced human resources executive with over 15 years’ experience across numerous sectors including defence, heavy engineering, construction, utilities, infrastructure and media.
He is currently the Managing Director of Human Outsource which specialises in the provision of human resources and psychology services. Mark is also a Non-Executive Director on the board of AEIOU Foundation where he is the Chair of the People and Culture Committee.
Previously Mark has held appointments as Director, Events and Custom Media for News Corp Australia and Human Resources Director with APN, Australian Regional Media. He also spent four years with Tenix Australia in a number of HR appointments including as Manager Human Resources Infrastructure, and two years with Ergon Energy Corporation Limited as a Senior Employee Relations Consultant. He began his career as an Army Officer with the Department of Defence.
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Helen Stanton joined the Board in 2016. She is a member of the Audit Committee, the People, Safety and Environment Committee, and the Risk and Compliance Committee.
Helen brings strategy, risk and governance expertise to the Board, with extensive utilities governance experience. Her career includes operational, leadership and commissioning roles in the mining industry. More recently Helen has worked as a consultant supporting organisations to formulate strategies for bottom line, sustainable improvements.
She is Deputy Chair of Northern Australia Primary Health Limited and Non-Executive Director of Hospital in Your Home and was previously a non-executive director of Ergon Energy Corporation Limited and Northern Territory Power and Water Corporation sector of Ergon Energy Corporation Limited and Northern Territory Power and Water Corporation.
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Vaughan Busby joined the Board in 2017. He is the Chairman of the Risk and Compliance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.
Vaughan currently serves as the Chairman for ASX listed SciDev and is a non-executive Director for ASX listed EnergyOne, and is the Chairman of Netlogix Australia.
Previously, he was a Director of Ergon Energy Queensland Pty Ltd, and the Managing Director for HRL Morrison & Co Australia, an infrastructure fund manager responsible for managing the NZX listed fund Infratil.
With extensive experience in the energy industry and infrastructure sectors, Vaughan holds an MBA from the IMD Business School in Switzerland.
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Teresa Dyson joined the Board in 2016. She is the Chair of the Audit Committee.
Teresa is also a non-executive director of Seven West Media Ltd, Genex Power Ltd, Energy Super, Shine Justice Ltd, the National Housing Finance & Investment Corporation and the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education.
She is a member of the Gold Coast Hospital & Health Services Board, the Foreign Investment Review Board and the Takeovers Panel.
Teresa has over 20 years legal experience advising the private sector and governments on complex infrastructure, mergers and acquisitions, finance transactions and social infrastructure. She was formerly a partner of Ashurst Lawyers and Deloitte Australia.
In 2011, Teresa was named Woman Lawyer of the Year by the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland.
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Hugh Gleeson joined the Board in 2016. He is Chair of the Regulatory and Policy Committee and a member of the Risk and Compliance Committee, and the Audit Committee.
Hugh has over 30 years of experience in energy and utilities and was the CEO of the electricity and gas distribution businesses United Energy and Multinet Gas for 12 years. He brings to the directorship significant experience in the areas of energy policy and regulation, together with broad experience in the operations and management of utility businesses.
Hugh is a professional engineer and has served on the boards of the Energy Supply Association of Australia and the Energy Network Association and has also been involved in the water sector.
He is currently a non-executive director of gas distributor GDI (EEI) Pty Ltd (Allgas Energy), electricity distributor Ausgrid and Collgar Wind Farm.
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Karen Lay-Brew joined the Board in 2021. She is a member of the Risk and Compliance Committee and the People, Safety and Environment Committee.
Karen brings extensive international experience in Chief Information Officer and Chief Productivity Officer roles in multinational corporations including BHP, Microsoft and Honeywell Asia Pacific with responsibility for implementing systems and technologies, culture change and operational excellence.
She currently serves as a non-executive Director for Multicap, a leading support organisation for people with disabilities, particularly those with high and complex needs and their families.
Karen has served on high-level Australian Government boards for a number of years, and was previously a director and President of Australian Business Software Industry Association, now renamed DSPANZ, and continues to serve on its Government Relations Committee.
She is the Managing Director of 3Pillars.Digital, which supports organisations to apply contemporary and digital technologies to deliver sustained business outcomes. The 3Pillars group provides management consulting services to numerous industries including mining, utilities, defence and public sector.
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The Honourable Paul Lucas joined the Board in 2021. He is a member of the Audit Committee, the People, Safety and Environment Committee, and the Regulatory and Policy Committee.
Paul has extensive experience with regulated utilities in the energy, rail, and aviation sectors at both a State and Federal level. His background provides him with a particular understanding of regional and remote communities together with governance, risk and strategy expertise. Dual qualified as a Solicitor and Urban Planner, he is a consultant to a major Eastern Seaboard law firm.
He is an independent Director on the Boards of: The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health; Kokatha Aboriginal Corporation; & PKKP Aboriginal Corporation. He is a member of the Advisory Board of regional airline, Skytrans. He is a Director of the Central Highlands Development Corporation and the State Advisory Council of the National Heart Foundation. He conducts DFAT funded courses internationally in areas including governance, infrastructure, disaster resilience. He is the Queensland President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs.
He has previously served as Chair of the Cross-River Rail Delivery Authority and as a Director of Airservices Australia & Powerlink. A former Deputy Premier of Queensland, he served as a Minister for 11 years in a variety of portfolios including Energy, Infrastructure & Planning and Local Government.
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Jane joined Energy Queensland in May 2017 as Company Secretary. She has over 15 years’ senior leadership experience in the utilities industry and is admitted as a solicitor in Queensland.
Jane also serves as a director on all EQL’s subsidiary companies and is also a director of QCN Fibre Pty Ltd.
Our Executive Committee
Our Executive Committee comprises of a Chief Executive Officer and seven executive leaders.
Chief Executive Officer
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Rod Duke became Chief Executive Officer of Energy Queensland Limited – Australia's largest electricity distributor and Queensland’s largest company, in April 2020.
Rod has extensive leadership and energy industry experience and was previously CEO of the Gladstone LNG project for Santos and its partners.
He has held other senior roles with the Energy Market Authority of Singapore and Woodside and as an Executive with Singapore LNG Corporation.
He has a strong commercial and safety focus with more than 36 years professional international experience in operations, commercial, marketing, trading, development, projects, engineering, construction and commissioning areas of the energy industry as well as leading transformational projects.
Rod holds a Graduate Diploma of Management and a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) with Honours. He is a member of the University of Queensland School of Chemical Engineering Industry Advisory Board, and a Board Director of the Clean Marine Fuels Institute and Energy Networks Australia (ENA).
Executive General Manager, Finance
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Peter Scott was appointed Executive General Manager, Finance (EGM Finance) in November 2016 and is responsible for managing the Financial, Procurement & Supply and Corporate Shared Services of Energy Queensland, in addition to the Company Secretariat and General Counsel functions.
Peter is a Director of various subsidiary companies of Energy Queensland including Yurika Pty Ltd, Ergon Energy Qld Pty Ltd, Energex Ltd and Ergon Energy Corporation Ltd.
Prior to joining Energy Queensland, Peter was Energex’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for two years. Throughout his career he has gained extensive experience as a senior executive in both local government and government-owned corporations, including holding various CFO and Chief Executive roles. Peter’s earlier career included a variety of banking and government/semi government roles across regional Queensland.
Peter holds a Diploma of Business, a Bachelor of Business, a Master of Professional Accounting, and a Master of Business Administration. He is also a Fellow of Certified Practicing Accountants and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Executive General Manager, Services
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As an experienced senior executive, Belinda leads a broad and complex portfolio to deliver critical strategies and services to Energy Queensland enabling the organisation to realise its vision of Energising Queensland Communities. This is achieved through the strategic direction and leadership of the human resources, industrial relations, environment, safety and cultural heritage functions, property and facilities management, fleet assets- including aviation safety management, security and business integration functions.
Belinda also leads Energy Queensland’s Registered Training Organisation, which in addition to skilling the broader technical workforce, trains over 450 apprentices. She also holds directorships with the Energex and Ergon Distribution businesses, having completed a 3 year directorship with Ergon Retail during 2022. Belinda is also a Director with Energy Skills Queensland and HELP Enterprises.
She has a Bachelor of Commerce, Masters of Applied Law, qualifications in finance, is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of Chief Executive Women.
Executive General Manager, Digital
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Marianne joined the Group in June 2020, bringing international expertise in digital strategy, data analytics and cybersecurity from her prior role as Chief Information Officer at the Australian Federal Police, as well as previous senior leadership positions in the finance, mining, healthcare, manufacturing, and ICT (Information & Communications Technology) consultancy sectors.
She is responsible for leading Energy Queensland’s digital strategies, as well as overseeing all major ICT investments, business partnering, innovation and support services.
Marianne has worked in complex ICT environments with large, geographically dispersed teams, with a critical focus on cost-effective digital enablement, as well as IT-OT convergence. These strengths will support Energy Queensland’s focus on creating value for customers through smart, secure digital investment and service delivery.
Underpinning her wealth of practical experience and expertise, Marianne holds a Bachelor of Science majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics as well as an Honours degree in Computer Science. Marianne is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and serves as an executive director for Yurika.
Executive General Manager, Customer
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Michael Dart was appointed to the Energy Queensland Executive Committee from 1 January 2020. He is responsible for leading customer, community, stakeholder engagement, brand, marketing, media, internal communications, digital communications and investor relations strategies for Energy Queensland.
He also has executive responsibility for the largest 24/7 Network Customer Operations centre in Australia, and oversees the market transaction and customer connections functions for the business.
He has executive management, stakeholder relations, policy development and communications experience reaching more than 20 years. He has worked for state and local governments and as consultant to the private and public sectors.
Michael has spent more than a decade as an Energy Industry leader and is also a Non-Executive Director of Creative Regions, with Director experience in the government, arts and environmental health fields.
Executive General Manager, Engineering
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Peter Price was appointed to the Energy Queensland Executive in November 2016 and is responsible for leading the Group’s engineering and asset management strategies, which includes the safe and efficient management of the Group’s electricity distribution networks.
Prior to joining Energy Queensland, Peter was a member of Energex’s executive management team for ten years. His career with Energex included managing and leading capital planning and program delivery, asset management, procurement, regulatory issues and the growth of new commercial businesses.
Peter holds both a bachelor degree (with honours) and a masters degree in engineering from the University of Queensland and is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Peter is also Chair of Energy Skills Queensland and is a Director of TAFE Queensland.
Executive General Manager, Operations
Paul Jordon has been a member of the Executive Committee since December 2017. He leads the operations and maintenance of Energy Queensland’s distribution network across the state. This covers both Ergon Energy and Energex’s operational streams including works programming, field delivery, network operations, system design, substations and emergency planning and response.
Prior to his appointment to the Executive Committee, Paul has had experience leading health and safety, retail and works planning activities at an organisational level.
With more than 30 years’ experience in electricity distribution and retail fields in Australia and internationally, Paul brings a wealth of knowledge to his role and continues to work proactively with Energy entities in Australia and worldwide sharing knowledge, learnings and future innovations, ensuring Energy Queensland is a global leader in the energy industry.
Paul has a high level of expertise in disaster preparedness and response and is a passionate advocate for the safety of employees and communities.
Executive General Manager, Yurika
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As Executive General Manager of Yurika, Carly Irving is responsible for the operation and strategic management of Energy Queensland’s commercial, unregulated arm, Yurika. With a diverse portfolio of full turn-key energy, connectivity, and sustainability solutions, Yurika guides organisations through the complexity of the energy transition, keeping things simple and changing the way people live and do business.
Carly has over 25 years’ experience in roles ranging from executive general management and human resources management in operations, marketing, and education sectors. Carly has demonstrated performance in industrial relations, acquisitions, mergers, risk management and importantly, achieving organisational growth and success.
Her ethos enables a collaborative working environment that is hands-on, while her open-door policy ensures the ongoing wellbeing and safety of the diverse people she works with. Her passion in supporting women in leadership roles has translated to numerous national speaking credits, appointment to the Sherwood Magpies AFL Board, the Springfield Anglican College Council and recognition in Telstra’s Businesswomen’s Awards.
Executive General Manager, Retail
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Ayesha Razzaq was appointed Executive General Manager, Retail in March 2020.
Ayesha is responsible for leading Energy Queensland’s Retail business, Ergon Energy Retail. This includes delivering a positive customer experience, managing wholesale energy procurement, and the ongoing development of products and service choices for customers.
With over 20 years’ experience in senior executive roles within the energy industry, Ayesha is committed to customer-centricity, operational and transformational excellence, and driving innovative strategies to deliver profitable growth. Her prior experience in navigating a Retail business through significant energy industry change will help continue to move the Retail business forward in its customer-centric approach.
Ayesha holds a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours and has graduated from Harvard Business School where she completed the Advanced Management Program. She was awarded the 2017 ACT Corporate Telstra Business Woman Award.