New CEO for Energy Queensland

Experienced energy industry executive Rod Duke is the new chief of publicly-owned Energy Queensland, parent company of Energex and Ergon.

Queensland Treasurer Jackie Trad said Rod Duke brought over 34 years of executive and energy industry experience to the Government owned energy group.

“Energy Queensland includes Australia’s largest electricity distribution company as well as an innovative energy services provider in Yurika, and a highly successful retailer - so it was important that a highly experienced CEO with significant contemporary energy experience and leadership was appointed,” Ms Trad said.

“As a reflection of the state-wide coverage of the business, Mr Duke will work from the headquarters of Energy Queensland in Townsville while dividing his time between regional Queensland locations and Brisbane.”

Energy Minister, Dr Anthony Lynham said Rod Duke was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of the Gladstone LNG project operating company for Santos and its partners.

“Prior to joining Energy Queensland, Mr Duke held senior roles at Santos, Singapore LNG Corporation, the energy market regulator in Singapore, and Woodside.” Dr Lynham said.

“He brings a wealth of knowledge and transformational energy experience at a time when Australia’s energy sector is facing significant disruption.”

Energy Queensland Chairman Phil Garling said he was looking forward to Mr Duke taking up the position.

Mr Garling acknowledged the work of Energy Queensland’s acting Chief Executive Mr Peter Scott.

“The group of companies that make up Energy Queensland have a vision to energise Queensland communities, and have established a strong culture of safety, innovation and putting real value on the diversity of its people,” Mr Garling said.

“This provides strong foundations for Mr Duke to build on and, from our conversations to date, I already have great confidence for the future. Being born in Gin Gin and having lived and worked in Queensland for many years, Mr Duke understands the future challenges and importantly the heritage of our companies.”

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