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Michael McCormack

BSurv GradDipEng MBA FAICD

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Michael (Mick) McCormack has been Chief Executive Officer of APA Group since 1 July 2005 and Managing Director since 1 July 2006. 

Mick has over 25 years' experience in the gas infrastructure sector in Australia, and his career has encompassed all aspects of the sector, including commercial development, design, construction, operation and management of most of Australia's natural gas pipelines and gas distribution systems. 

Mick is a former Director of Envestra (now Australian Gas Networks), the Australian Pipeline Industry Association and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.

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Peter Fredricson


Chief Financial Officer

Peter is responsible for all financial aspects of APA Group, including accounting and financial reporting, financial compliance and governance, taxation, treasury, balance sheet management, capital strategy, and insurance and risk. He is also responsible for both Investor Relations and Information Technology.

Peter joined APA Group in June 2009. He has considerable expertise in the listed energy infrastructure sector and over 20 years' experience in senior financial roles in financial services and investment banking organisations across Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

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Ross Gersbach


Chief Executive Strategy and Development

Ross has responsibility for further enhancing APA Group’s portfolio of assets that complement the value of its infrastructure, including APA Group’s investments in gas-fired and wind power generation, and the operation and development of these assets.  He is responsible for APA Group’s Energy Investments, group strategy, regulatory and government affairs, environmental development, and mergers and acquisitions

Ross was previously a Director of APA Group from 2004 to 2008 joining the management team in April 2008 where he was responsible for all commercial aspects of APA Group.  He has over 20 years’ experience in senior positions across a range of energy related sectors, covering areas such as infrastructure investments, mergers and acquisitions and strategic developments. Additionally, Ross has extensive commercial experience and has managed a portfolio of infrastructure assets in the natural gas and electricity distribution network sector.

Ross is a former Director of Envestra (now Australian Gas Networks). 

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Rob Wheals


Group Executive Transmission

Rob is responsible for the commercial and operational performance of APA Group’s transmission and gas storage assets.

Rob joined APA Group in September 2008.  During this time he has been responsible for managing APA’s pipeline revenue contracts and customers on a national basis.  This has included the organic expansion of APA Group’s gas transmission and storage portfolio, totalling in excess of $1 billion of capital projects over this time.

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John Ferguson 


Group Executive Networks

John is responsible for the operation and management of APA Group’s minority owned gas distribution assets – Australian Gas Networks and GDI (EII) Pty Ltd – covering 25,000 kilometres of gas distribution pipelines and 1.2 million gas users in eastern Australia.

John joined APA Group in September 2008, continuing his 30 year career in the gas infrastructure business, covering operations, network development and gas marketing.

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Kevin Lester

BEng(Civil) MIEAust GAICD 

Group Executive Infrastructure Development

Kevin is responsible for engineering services, procurement and the delivery of APA Group's infrastructure expansion projects. This also includes primary responsibility for asset management, project development and technical regulation of all pipeline related assets.

Kevin joined APA Group in August 2012 continuing a career in the management of major infrastructure projects, including energy infrastructure.

Kevin is a Director and the Immediate Past President of the Australian Pipeline Industry Association.

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Peter Wallace


Group Executive Human Resources

Peter is responsible for managing the Human Resources function, which covers strategy and activities relating to our people and their employment at APA Group. 

Peter joined APA Group in April 2011. Previously he has filled senior Human Resources roles in Australia as well as in Asia/Pacific and the United States, and has a strong background in business integration and business growth. He has over 32 years’ experience in heavy manufacturing, minerals, steel, steel distribution and related building and construction sectors.

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Mark Knapman


Company Secretary

In addition to being responsible for the secretariat function, Mark oversees corporate governance and the legal, internal audit and financial services compliance functions.

He has extensive experience as a Company Secretary. He was Company Secretary and General Counsel of an ASX-listed company and Asia Pacific Legal Counsel and Company Secretary for a US multinational company prior to joining APA Group. Prior to those roles, he was a partner of an Australian law firm.

Mark holds degrees in law and commerce and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance. He is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia (formerly Chartered Secretaries Australia), and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and is admitted to practice as a solicitor.


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