Mick McCormackMichael 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 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 (now Australian Gas Networks), the Australian Pipeline Industry Association (now Australian Pipelines and Gas Association) and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.


Nevenka CodevelleNevenka Codevelle


Company Secretary and General Counsel

Nevenka is responsible for APA Group's Secretariat and Legal division. The division comprises the company secretarial, legal and group compliance functions.

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.


John Ferguson

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.


Peter Fredricson

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.


Ross Gersbach

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).


Kevin Lester

Kevin Lester

BEng(Civil) MIEAust GAICD

Group Executive Infrastructure Development

Kevin is responsible for the project development, engineering, procurement and delivery of APA Group's infrastructure expansion projects. The division also has repsonsibility for providing asset management services, the technical regulation of all pipeline related assets, procurement, engineering services and the provision of land, approvals and asset protection services across APA.

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.


Elise Manns

Elise Manns


Group Executive Human Resources

Elise is responsible for managing APA Group's Human Resources function, which covers strategy, health, safety & environment and all activities relating to our people, their development and their employment.

Elise joined APA Group in May 2012 as General Manager Human Resources and in October 2015 joined the Executive team becoming Group Executive Human Resources. Elise has a strong background in employment relations and workplace change, organisational restructuring and business improvement. She has over 25 years’ human resources experience in Australia's heavy manufacturing, engineering, steel and utilities sectors.


 Rob WhealsRob 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 following a career in telecommunications. During this time he has been responsible for managing APA’s pipeline revenue contracts, customers and APA's 15,000 kilometres of owned and operated pipelines on a national basis. This has included the organic expansion of APA Group’s gas transmission and storage portfolio, totalling in excess of $2 billion of capital projects.