About us

Energy Queensland Limited is a 100% Government Owned Corporation, with a number of operating subsidiary companies, reporting to the Queensland Government.

You can read more in Our Constitution (PDF 4.7 mb) and Board Charter (PDF 277.5 kb)

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.

Our Board

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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Sarah Zeljko

Chair

LLB GAICD GAIST

Sarah Zeljko joined the Board as Chair in October 2022. As Chair of Energy Queensland, Sarah is at the helm of Australia’s biggest government-owned energy company.

She also currently holds Non-Executive Director roles within the utilities, manufacturing, agriculture and sporting sectors.

Recognised for her commercial acumen, Sarah has a record of delivering revenue growth in large corporations through developing and executing corporate strategy, negotiating commercial agreements, and project management across complex multi-million-dollar transactions.

Sarah has previously served as a Director on the Board of Powerlink, and has held professional Non-Executive Director and governance Board roles over the past 15 years.

In addition, Sarah is an admitted legal practitioner in the QLD and NSW Supreme Courts, and has held previous roles as General Counsel and Company Secretary for G8 Education, the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal and Cement Australia.

Energy Queensland Board Member

Mark Algie

Director

BA(Politics) MBA CAHRI GAICD

Mark Algie joined the Board in 2016. He is the Chair of the People, Safety and Environment Committee and a member of the Digital Enablement 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 Chair of AEIOU Foundation.

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.

Energy Queensland Board Member

Vaughan Busby

Director

B.Pharm MBA GAICD

Vaughan Busby joined the Board in 2017. He is the Chair of the Regulatory and Investment Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Vaughan currently serves as the Chair for ASX listed SciDev and the Chair of Netlogix Australia.

Previously, he was a Director of Energy One Ltd, 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.

Energy Queensland Board Member

Teresa Dyson

Director

LLB(Hons) BA MTax MAppFin FAICD GAIST

Teresa Dyson joined the Board in 2016. She is the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Regulatory and Investment Committee.

Teresa is currently a Non-Executive Director of Seven West Media Ltd, Genex Power Ltd, Shine Justice Ltd, Brighter Super and the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education.

She is a member of the Gold Coast Hospital & Health Services Board and the Takeovers Panel and Chair of the Chief Executive Women Qld Policy & Engagement Committee. Teresa was formerly a member of the Foreign Investment Review Board, Housing Australia, Chair of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and Chair of the Board of Taxation.

Prior to becoming a full-time Non-Executive Director, Teresa had 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 each of Ashurst Lawyers and Deloitte Australia.

In 2011, Teresa was named Woman Lawyer of the Year by the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland.

Energy Queensland Board Member

Karen Lay-Brew

Director

B. Applied Science – Computing MBA MAICD

Karen Lay-Brew joined the Board in 2021. She is the Chair of the Digital Enablement Committee and a member of 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.

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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Paul Lucas

Director

B.Econ LL.B. MBA MURP Prof. Cert. Arb. MPIA FAICD

The Honourable Paul Lucas joined the Board in 2021. He is a member of the People, Safety and Environment Committee, and the Regulatory and Investment 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 Board of the PKKP Aboriginal Corporation. He chairs the Lockyer Valley Somerset Water Collaborative and is on the Board of the Southwest Hospital and Health Service. 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.

Paul has previously served as Chair of the Cross-River Rail Delivery Authority; and as a Director of Airservices Australia; Powerlink; The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health; Kokatha Aboriginal Corporation; and regional airline Skytrans. 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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Kevin Kehl

Director

BEng (Hons) GAICD

Kevin Kehl was previously an Executive leader at Powerlink Queensland and Energex, and has more than 40 years’ experience in the energy industry across the distribution and transmission networks sector.

He is currently a Non-Executive Director of TasNetworks and MarinusLink Pty Ltd and has held senior leadership roles in the energy sector, including twelve years in Chief and Senior Executive management positions across business and market development, change, policy, strategic, regulatory, finance, customer and stakeholder relations, operations and governance functions.

Kevin holds a BE (Hons) in electrical engineering and a Graduate Certificate in Electricity Supply Engineering and is also a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Board Member Megan O’Hara Sullivan

Megan O'Hara Sullivan

Director

Megan O’Hara Sullivan has significant experience as a Non-Executive member across various boards.

She recently served as Councillor for Toowoomba Region and has formerly been a Director of the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation and Regional Development Australia.

Board Member Megan O’Hara Sullivan

Jane Nant

Company Secretary

BA (Hons) LLB (Hons) LLM Grad Dip ACG GAICD

Jane Nant 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.

Our Executive Leadership Team

Our Executive Leadership Team comprises of a Chief Executive Officer and nine Executive Leaders.

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Peter Scott

Chief Executive Officer

DipBus BBus MPA MBA FCPA GAICD

Peter Scott was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Energy Queensland in September 2023.

Bringing a wealth of leadership and energy industry experience, Peter previously acted as CEO of Energy Queensland from July 2019 to March 2020 and held the role of Executive General Manager Finance from November 2016 to December 2022.

Prior to Energy Queensland, Peter served as Energex’s Chief Financial Officer for two years.

Peter holds a Diploma of Business, a Bachelor of Business, a Master of Professional Accounting, a Master of Business Administration, and is a Fellow of Certified Practising Accountants and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Peter Price

Chief Engineer

BEng(Hons) MEng MCIPS FAICD

Peter Price was appointed to the Energy Queensland Executive Leadership Team in November 2016 and is responsible for leading our engineering and asset management strategies, which includes the safe and efficient management of our 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.

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Paul Jordon

Chief Operations Officer

GAICD

Paul Jordon joined the Executive Leadership Team in December 2017 and leads the Operations and maintenance of Energy Queensland’s distribution network across the State covering both Ergon Energy and Energex’s operational streams.

The Chief Operating Officer role encompasses the full range of operational aspects including works programming, field delivery, network operations, system design, substations and delivery enablement which covers apprentices, fleet, contract resources, training and emergency planning and response.

Paul’s experience in both electricity distribution and retail fields spans in excess of 30 years both in Australia and Internationally, he continues to work proactively with Energy entities globally sharing knowledge and learnings and innovations to enhance the future of our industry.

Paul has an expansive knowledge of disaster preparedness and response and is passionate about the safety and wellbeing of our employees and the communities we work with.

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David Malek

Chief Financial Officer

MAppFin MBA(Fin&Ec) BA BusMgt FCPA GAICD

David Malek, our Chief Financial Officer, joined Energy Queensland Limited (EQL) in March 2023. His responsibilities encompass the Business Services function at EQL, which includes financial control, financial performance & analysis, procurement & supply chain, enterprise risk & compliance, organisational resilience, business process improvement and legal services.

He has extensive global experience across property, logistics, airports and energy sectors. He is dedicated to commercial excellence, fostering high-performance cultures, and championing the success of staff and customers. Throughout his career, David has led change that benefits organisations, their customers, and their communities.

Before joining the EQL team, he was CFO at Brisbane Airport Corporation and has held senior leadership roles in the infrastructure sector and investment banking. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, a Master of Business Administration (Finance and Economics), and a Master of Applied Finance. David is also a Fellow of Certified Practicing Accountants (FCPA) and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

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Belinda Watton

Executive General Manager, Yurika

BCom MAppLaw GradCertAppFin GAICD

Belinda Watton has been a member of the Executive Leadership Team since 2016 and was appointed as the Executive General Manager of Yurika in January 2023, making her responsible for leading a competitive commercial business that boasts a rapidly growing, national footprint.

Offering solutions including the engineering, design, procurement, construction, operation and maintenance of significant Energy and Infrastructure projects, the Yurika business also offers an integrated suite of energy solutions including Telecoms, Internet of Things, Metering and Energy Material Supplies.

Belinda has a track record of transforming cultures and delivering organisational objectives in public, private and not for profit organisations across a range of different industries.

Having previously served as a Non-Executive Director with the Electrical Safety Board and Executive Director for Ergon Retail and Energex and Ergon Distribution Boards, Belinda is currently a Non-Executive Director at Energy Skills Queensland.

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.

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Michael Dart

Chief Customer Officer

BSc (AusEnvSt) BSc (EnvHlth) Dip(Mgt) GAICD

Michael Dart was appointed to the Energy Queensland Executive Leadership Team in 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 25 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 as a Non-Executive Director in the government, arts, environment, science and health fields including for Griffith University, and Jobs Queensland.

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Ayesha Razzaq

Executive General Manager, Retail

BEng(Hons) GAICD FAMI

Ayesha Razzaq was appointed Executive General Manager, Retail in March 2020. She 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.

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Sharyn Scriven

Chief Information Officer

MBA GAICD MCIPs

Sharyn Scriven has over 25 years of leadership experience in the Australian utility sector working in areas of Asset Investment, Operations, Workforce Management, Strategic Program Management, Procurement and Supply and Commercial Partnerships.

Previously General Manager Grid Investment at Energy Queensland managing an annual $2 Bn network investment portfolio, Sharyn is currently Acting Chief Information Officer.

She is Chair of the Dream Big Australia Board, a charity committed to enhancing women’s potential and their ability to succeed in STEAM careers.

Sharyn holds an MBA from the University of South Australia, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds MCIPs with the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.

Her speciality areas are transformational change, strategic thinking, people development and operational excellence.

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Todd Reynolds

Executive General Manager, People, Property and Safety

BSc MBA GAICD

Todd Reynolds joined Energy Queensland in January 2024 as Executive General Manager, People, Property and Safety. He has responsibility for leadership of Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Safety, Environment & Cultural Heritage, Corporate Shared Services, Property and Security.

Todd has significant experience across the aviation and energy industries. He has spent the last 10 years working in the aviation sector which includes General Manager roles in Workplace Relations, Human Resources and Government Relations.

Prior to working in aviation, Todd held Industrial Relations and Human Resources leadership roles with Stanwell Corporation, a Queensland Government Owned Corporation (GOC).

Todd holds a Bachelor of Science from James Cook University, a Master of Business Administration (Executive) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Trudy Fraser

Acting Executive General Manager, Regulation

LLB BSc GradDip (FinMgt) Assoc AICD

Trudy Fraser has over 25 years of leadership experience in the energy and local government sectors, working across Regulation, Corporate Governance and Compliance, and Environmental Services functions.

She has held key regulatory leadership positions across a number of Energy Queensland companies over the past 12 years, where she has gained a deep understanding of all facets of national and state energy regulation. Trudy has established a proven track record of driving balanced commercial, regulatory and customer outcomes that support the achievement of strategic objectives.

As Executive General Manager Regulation (Acting) Trudy has responsibility for leading Energy Queensland’s economic regulation, network pricing and forecasting and regulatory policy and reporting functions.

Trudy holds a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Applied Science and a Graduate Diploma in Financial Management. She is also an Associate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.