Leonard Bleasel AM

Leonard Bleasel AM

FAICD FAIM

Independent Chairman

Appointed 28 August 2007

Appointed Chairman 30 October 2007

Leonard (Len) had a long career in the energy industry before retiring from management in 2001. He started his career in AGL in 1958 and worked in a variety of roles, culminating in the position of Managing Director and CEO from 1990 to 2001.

Len's past appointments have included lead non-executive Director of QBE Insurance Group Limited and Chairman of Foodland Associated Limited, ABN AMRO Australia Holdings Pty Limited, Solaris Power, Natural Gas Corporation Holdings Ltd (New Zealand), Elgas Ltd, East Australian Pipeline Ltd, the Advisory Council for CIMB Securities International (Australia) Pty Ltd and the Taronga Conservation Society Australia. He was also a Director of St George Bank Limited, O'Connell Street Associates Pty Limited and Gas Valpo (Chile).

Len was awarded an AM in the General Division of the Order of Australia for services to the Australian gas and energy industries and the community.

Len is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee.

 

Michael McCormack

Michael (Mick) McCormack

BSurv GradDipEng MBA FAICD

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Appointed Chief Executive Officer 1 July 2005

Appointed Managing Director 1 July 2006

Mick has over 30 years’ experience in the energy 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. His experience extends to gas-fired and renewable energy power generation.

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

 

Steven Crane

Steven (Steve) Crane

BComm FAICD SF Fin

Independent Director

Appointed 1 January 2011.

Steve has over 30 years' experience in the financial services industry. His background is in investment banking, having previously been Chief Executive Officer of ABN AMRO Australia and BZW Australia.

Steve has considerable experience as a non-executive Director of listed entities. He is currently Chairman of nib holdings limited and the Taronga Conservation Society Australia.

He was formerly Chairman of Adelaide Managed Funds Limited and Investa Property Group Limited, a Director of Bank of Queensland Limited, Transfield Services Limited, Adelaide Bank Limited, Foodland Associated Limited and APA Ethane Limited, the responsible entity of Ethane Pipeline Income Fund, and a member of the Advisory Council for CIMB Securities International (Australia) Pty Ltd.

Steve is the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, a member of the People and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee.

 

John Fletcher

John Fletcher

BSc MBA FAICD

Independent Director

Appointed 27 February 2008.

John has over 35 years' experience in the energy industry, having held a number of executive positions in AGL Including Chief Financial Officer) prior to his retirement in 2003. John is a Director of Essential Energy and has previously been a Director of Integral Energy, Natural Gas Corporation Holdings Ltd (New Zealand), Foodland Associated Limited, Sydney Water Corporation and Alinta Energy Group. He brings a wide commercial and financial practical knowledge to the Board.

John was previously an AGL appointed Director of Australian Pipeline Limited from 2000 to 2005.

John is the Chairman of the People and Remuneration Committee, a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee.

 

Michael Fraser

Michael Fraser

BCom FCPA FTI MAICD

Independent Director
(since 19 July 2016)

Appointed 1 September 2015.

Michael has more than 30 years’ experience in the Australian energy industry. He has held various executive positions at AGL Energy culminating in his role as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for the period of seven years until February 2015.

Michael is a Director of Aurizon Holdings Limited. He is also a former Chairman of the Clean Energy Council, Elgas Limited, ActewAGL and the NEMMCo Participants Advisory Committee, as well as a former Director of Queensland Gas Company Limited, the Australian Gas Association and the Energy Retailers Association of Australia.

Michael is a member of the People and Remuneration Committee, a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee.

 

Debbie Goodin

Debra (Debbie) Goodin

BEc FCA MAICD

Independent Director

Appointed 1 September 2015.

Debbie has considerable experience as a non-executive director, including as a member and Chair of Board Audit and Risk Committees. She is currently a Director of ASX-listed companies Senex Energy Limited, oOh!media Limited and Ten Network Holdings Limited, and chairs the Audit and Risk Committees of each of those Boards.

Debbie also has extensive executive experience in operations and corporate development, including with engineering and professional services firms, and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Debbie is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, a member of the Health Safety and Environment Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee.

 

Russell Higgins AO

Russell Higgins AO

BEc FAICD

Independent Director

Appointed 7 December 2004.

Russell has extensive experience both locally and internationally, in the energy sector and in economic and fiscal policy. He was Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Industry, Science and Resources from 1997 to 2002 and Chairman of the Australian Government’s Energy Task Force from 2003 to 2004.

Russell is a Director of Telstra Corporation Limited and Argo Investments Limited.

He is a former Chairman of the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute, the CSIRO Energy Transformed Flagship Advisory Committee and Snowy Hydro, as well as a former Director of Leighton Holdings Limited, Ricegrowers Limited (trading as SunRice), St James Ethics Foundation, Australian Biodiesel Group Limited, EFIC and the CSIRO. He was also previously a member of the Prime Ministerial Task Group on Emissions Trading.

Russell is Chairman of the Health Safety and Environment Committee, a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee.

 

Patricia McKenzie

Patricia McKenzie

LLB FAICD

Independent Director

Appointed 1 January 2011.

Patricia has considerable expertise and experience in energy market regulation and, as a qualified solicitor, extensive corporate legal experience. She is currently Chair of Essential Energy and Healthdirect Australia.

Patricia was formerly a Director of Macquarie Generation, TransGrid and the Australian Energy Market Operator Limited (AEMO), the national energy market operator for electricity and gas, and formerly the Chief Executive Officer of Gas Market Company Limited, the market administrator for retail competition in the gas industry in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

Patricia is a member of the Health Safety and Environment Committee, a member of the People and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee.