BCom FCPA FTI MAICD
Appointed 1 September 2015
Appointed Chairman 27 October 2017
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 the Chairman of the Nomination Committee.
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 35 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 power generation, gas processing, LNG and underground storage.
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 (Steve) Crane
BComm FAICD SF Fin
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 a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and a member of the People and Remuneration Committee.
Debra (Debbie) Goodin
BEc FCA MAICD
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 Macquarie Atlas Limited; and Chairs the Audit and Risk Committees of Senex Energy Limited and oOh!media Limited; and Chairs the Remuneration Committee for Atlas Arteria Limited. She was formerly a Director of Ten Network Holdings Limited.
Debbie also has extensive executive experience in operations, finance and corporate development, including with engineering and professional services firms, and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Debbie is the Chair 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
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, from 1 July 2018, Russell became Chairman of Argo Investments Limited and a director and Chairman of Argo Global Listed Infrastructure 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.
Appointed 1 January 2011.
Patricia has considerable expertise and experience in energy market regulation and extensive corporate legal experience. She is currently Chair of Essential Energy.
Patricia was formerly Chair of Healthdirect Australia and 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 and a member of the People and Remuneration Committee.
Shirley In't Veld
BCom LLB (Hons)
Appointed 19 March 2018
Shirley has considerable expertise and experience in the energy, mining and renewables sector.
Shirley is currently a Non-Executive Director with Northern Stars Resources Limited and NBN Co Limited and Deputy Chair of CSIRO. She is formerly a Non-Executive Director of Perth Airport, DUET Group, Asciano Limited, Alcoa of Australia Limited and a Council Member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia. She was also the Managing Director of Verve Energy (2007 – 2012) and, before that, she worked for 10 years in senior roles at Alcoa of Australia, WMC Resources Ltd, Bond Corporation and BankWest.
In 2014, she was Chairman of the Queensland Government Expert Electricity Panel and a member of the Renewable Energy Target Review Panel for the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and, was until, recently a Council member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (WA) and an Advisory Board member of the SMART Infrastructure Facility (University of Wollongong).
Shirley is a member of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee and a member of the People and Remuneration Committee.
BCom, GradDip (Management), Fellow (CPA Australia)
Appointed 19 March 2018
Peter has extensive experience in the resources sector as both a senior executive and director. He retired as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Alumina Limited in mid-2017. Previously, he had held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Santos Limited and, in a 20-year plus career at BHP, he held senior positions including Vice President, Finance, and other senior roles in Petroleum, Services, Corporate, Steel and Minerals.
Peter is a Non-Executive Director with Oz Minerals Limited and the privately held GHD Group. He is formerly a Non-Executive Director of Alcoa of Australia Limited, AWA Brazil Limitada, AWAC LLC and Alumina Limited.
Peter is the Chair of the People and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.