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Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
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.
Chief Financial Officer
Garrick Rollason joined APA Group as CFO in October 2023.
Garrick has more than 20 years’ experience in energy, infrastructure and capital markets, including leadership roles in finance, insurance, revenue management, investment, risk, governance, procurement, and property.
Garrick is responsible for APA’s finance, taxation, treasury capital markets, corporate finance, investor relations, technology, cyber and physical security, procurement, real estate, and shared services activities.
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Group Executive Legal and Governance
Amanda Cheney is responsible for APA Group’s legal and company secretariat functions.
Amanda has over 20 years’ experience advising on major energy and infrastructure projects in Australia and internationally. She joined APA more than 10 years ago and has played a pivotal role in driving transformation and growth in a range of projects across the business.
Prior to joining APA, Amanda worked as a lawyer in private practice with leading law firms in Australia and Japan.
Amanda is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.
Group Executive Operations
Petrea Bradford joined APA Group in August 2023 as Group Executive Operations and is responsible for the operations of APA Group’s infrastructure portfolio.
Petrea has 25 years’ experience in the oil and gas, renewables and aviation sectors, including senior leadership roles in operations, engineering, international development and strategy.
Petrea is responsible for the operations, maintenance, stay in business capital projects and asset management of APA’s infrastructure portfolio that spans electricity and gas transmission, renewable power generation, and gas distribution networks.
Group Executive Strategy and Corporate Development
Ross Gersbach is responsible for APA Group’s strategy, market analytics, corporate development, and regulation and policy functions.
Ross has over 25 years’ experience in senior commercial positions across a range of energy-related sectors, covering infrastructure investments, mergers and acquisitions, strategic development and the management of energy infrastructure assets.
Ross joined APA in 2008 and has previously held several leadership positions, including Chief Executive, Strategy and Corporate Development.
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Group Executive Infrastructure Delivery
Kevin Lester is responsible for APA Group’s Infrastructure Delivery division, including the planning, approvals, engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the company’s growth projects.
Kevin has over 35 years’ experience across the mining, resources and energy sectors managing the delivery of major infrastructure projects.
Kevin joined APA over 10 years ago and is responsible for supporting APA's $22 billion portfolio of assets, developing and delivering growth projects, and managing APA’s Pathfinder program, which pursues innovation, technology and new energy opportunities.
Kevin is a Director and a past President of the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association.
Elizabeth (Liz) McNamara
BEc (Hons), PCSB, GAICD
Group Executive Sustainability and Corporate Affairs
Liz Joined APA Group in November 2022 as Group Executive Sustainability and Corporate Affairs.
Liz has 25 years’ experience in corporate affairs and leadership roles across large public service and ASX-listed organisations, including in energy, mining, investment banking and transport.
Liz joined APA in 2022 to lead the company’s Sustainability and Corporate Affairs division and is responsible for the development and execution of APA’s climate change and sustainability, government and industry relations, communications and brand functions.
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Group Executive Energy Solutions
Darren Rogers is responsible for APA Group’s customer, business development and commercial functions, along with the company’s work in future fuels, including APA’s Pathfinder program.
Darren has almost 30 years’ experience across the energy sector working in large and complex businesses, including in senior commercial, operations, engineering and asset management roles.
Darren joined APA in 2017 and previously held the role of Group Executive, Operations, responsible for the safe operations, maintenance and asset management of the company’s infrastructure portfolio, including gas and electricity transmission, renewable power generation, and gas distribution networks.
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Group Executive People, Safety and Culture
Jane Thomas is responsible for APA Group’s health, safety, environment and heritage systems, and people and culture functions.
Jane has 30 years’ experience across industries spanning energy, mining, banking and finance, retail and manufacturing.
Jane joined APA in 2021 and has driven a strengthened focus on culture and business transformation across the organisation. Prior to joining APA, Jane held senior leadership roles in major ASX-listed organisations and multinational global companies, leading people, health, safety, environment, community and legal functions.
Group Executive Electricity Transmission
Vin Vassallo is responsible for APA Group’s Electricity Transmission division.
Vin has more than 30 years’ experience in leading the development and delivery of infrastructure both in Australia and North America, including under Private Public Partnerships, and managing business teams in complex environments.
Vin joined APA in 2022 and is responsible for the development of new business in electricity transmission and distribution, with a focus on contracted and regulated electricity transmission infrastructure.