McCormack Aug15

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.

Fredricson Aug15
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.

Gersbach Aug15
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). 

Wheals Aug15

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.

Ferguson Aug15

John Ferguson 


Group Executive Networks

John is responsible for the operation and management of APA Group’s fully and minority owned gas distribution assets, as well as for Australian Gas Networks assets – together covering 27,000 kilometres of gas distribution pipelines and 1.3 million gas users in eastern Australia.

John joined APA Group in September 2008, continuing his 38-year career in the gas infrastructure business, covering operations, network development and gas marketing.

Lester Aug15 
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 a Past President of the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association.

Manns Aug15
Elise Manns


Group Executive Human Resources

Elise is responsible for managing the Human Resources function, which covers strategy, Health, Safety & Environment and all activities relating to our people, their development and their employment at APA Group. 

Elise joined APA Group in May 2012 as General Manager Human Resources and in that time has been responsible for the delivery of national HR services. In October 2015, Elise joined the Executive team becoming Group Executive Human Resources. Previously Elise has filled senior Human Resources roles in Australia and has a strong background in employment relations and workplace change, organisational restructuring and business improvement.  She has over 25 years’ experience in heavy manufacturing, engineering, steel and utilities sectors.


Codevelle Aug15
Nevenka Codevelle


Company Secretary and General Counsel

Nevenka is responsible for the company secretariat and general counsel functions, including corporate governance and compliance, and legal advisory and support.

Nevenka joined APA Group in February 2008 and has held the role of General Counsel since June 2012. In October 2015, Nevenka took on the additional role of Company Secretary thereby joining the Executive team. Prior to joining APA, Nevenka had over 15 years’ experience as an infrastructure and regulatory lawyer working in private legal practice in Australia and overseas, as well as a policy advisor to the National Competition Council.


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