Michael Fraser

Michael Fraser

BCom FCPA MAICD

Independent Chairman

Appointed 1 September 2015
Appointed Chairman 27 October 2017

Michael Fraser is the Chairman of APA Group and brings to the Board more than 35 years’ experience in the Australian energy and infrastructure sectors.

Michael has an extensive background in all aspects of the Australian energy market, including with the development of renewable energy projects and related firming infrastructure. Michael has held various executive positions at AGL Energy, including the role of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for a period of seven years to February 2015.

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

Michael is Chair of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Safety and Sustainability Committee.

 

Adam Watson

Adam Watson

BBus FCPA GAICD

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Appointed 19 December 2022

Adam Watson was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in December 2022. He joined APA Group in November 2020 as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

In his role as CFO, Adam was responsible for APA’s technology, finance, taxation, treasury and capital markets, risk, cyber and physical security, procurement, real estate and shared services activities.

Adam has deep local and international experience in the industrial and manufacturing sectors and in the development, delivery and operations of critical infrastructure. He previously held senior executive roles at Transurban, Australia’s largest infrastructure business, along with Melbourne Airport and BlueScope Steel. Adam has deep experience in public private partnerships and his senior leadership roles have spanned finance, commercial, strategy, corporate development and operations.

Adam is a Director of Energy Networks Australia. 

 

James Fazzino

James Fazzino

BEc (Hons) FCPA

Independent Director

Appointed 21 February 2019.

James Fazzino brings to the Board extensive local and international experience in industrial, manufacturing and emerging energy markets.

James held the role of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Incitec Pivot Limited for eight years up until 2017. In this role he built significant experience in sustainability and in the safe operation of high hazard and high-risk facilities in remote locations. James also has experience building strategic customer relationships and in the delivery of world scale hydrogen projects.

James is currently the Chair of Manufacturing Australia and Chair of Rabobank Australia Limited and a Director of Qube Holdings Limited. He is also a convenor of the Champions of Change Coalition, a group of senior business executives focussed on gender equality and inclusive workplaces. He was formerly the Chairman of Tassal Group Limited and Osteon Medical.

James is Chair of the Safety and Sustainability Committee, and a member of the Audit and Finance Committee and the Risk Management Committee.

 

Debbie Goodin

Debra (Debbie) Goodin

BEc FCA MAICD

Independent Director

Appointed 1 September 2015.

Debra (Debbie) Goodin brings to the Board experience in the infrastructure, construction, engineering services and energy sectors as both a senior executive and director.

Debbie has held senior finance, operations and corporate development roles in both the private and public sectors, including as a chief financial officer and chief operating officer. As an experienced non-executive director, Debbie has local and global experience in organizational leadership, financial management, operations and risk management and as chairman and audit and risk committee chair of organisations in the infrastructure and service delivery sectors.

Debbie is currently Chairman of Atlas Arteria Limited and a Director of Ansell Limited. She was formerly a Director of oOh!media Limited, Senex Energy Limited, Ten Network Holdings Limited and Australia Pacific Airports Corporation Limited.

Debbie is Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee and a member of the Risk Management Committee and the Nomination Committee.

 

Rhoda Phillippo

Rhoda Phillippo

MSc Telecommunications Business GAICD

Independent Director

Appointed 1 June 2020.

Rhoda Phillippo brings to the Board over 30 years of local and international experience in the telecommunications, technology and energy sectors.

Rhoda has held senior executive roles in the telecommunications, IT and energy sectors in the UK, NZ and Australia including as Managing Director of Lumo Energy. She also has significant experience in infrastructure mergers and acquisitions in Australia and overseas.

Rhoda is currently a Non-executive Director with Dexus Funds Management Ltd and Waveconn Group Holdings Management Pty Ltd.

She is formerly a Non-executive Director and Chair of Kinetic IT Pty Ltd, Non-executive Director of Pacific Hydro, Datacom Group Limited, Vocus Group Ltd and LINQ, the Chair of Snapper Services in New Zealand and Deputy Chair of Kiwibank in New Zealand.

Rhoda is Chair of the Risk Management Committee, and a member of the Audit and Finance Committee and the People and Remuneration Committee.

 

Peter Wasow

Peter Wasow

BCom, GradDip (Management), Fellow (CPA Australia)

Independent Director

Appointed 19 March 2018

Peter Wasow brings to the Board significant global experience in the energy and resources sectors as both a senior executive and director. He retired as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Alumina Limited in 2017 and previously held senior executive positions at Santos Limited and BHP.

Peter was formerly a Non-executive Director of Alcoa of Australia Limited, AWA Brazil Limitada, AWAC LLC, Alumina Limited, Oz Minerals Limited and the privately held GHD Group.

Peter is Chair of the People and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Finance Committee and the Risk Management Committee.

 

Peter Wasow

Nino Ficca

BEEL, GradDip (Management), Fellow (FIEAust), MAICD

Independent Director

Appointed 1 September 2023

Nino Ficca brings to the Board almost 40 years’ experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

Nino has extensive senior executive experience in strategic and operational roles, including in the National Electricity Market and gas markets. He held the role of Managing Director of AusNet Services Limited and its predecessors, SP AusNet and SPI Powernet, from 2001 to 2019.

Nino is currently a Non-Executive Director of the Australian Energy Market Operator, Transurban Queensland Group, Co-Founder and Adviser of TasRex and a Member of Deakin University Council. He is a previous Director and Chair of Energy Networks Australia and CIGRE Australia.

Nino holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, a graduate diploma in management from Deakin University and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He is a fellow of Engineers Australia and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Nino is a member of the People and Remuneration Committee and Safety and Sustainability Committee.