AEMO Current Directors
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The AEMO Board was appointed on 1 July 2009 and comprises nine Non-Executive Directors and the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.
Dr Anthony (Tony) Marxsen – Chairman
Dr Marxsen is director of Marxsen Consulting Pty Ltd and Jancomax Pty Ltd and a former director of VENCorp and Sustainability Victoria. He has extensive strategic and operational expertise in electricity grids and information technology and senior experience in a range of industries and particularly in strategic, transformational and operational roles in the energy sector including the National Electricity Market and gas markets. He was made a Computerworld Fellow in 2001.
Mr Matt Zema – Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Mr Zema was the Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Energy Networks Corporation (VENCorp), which was responsible for operating the declared transmission system for gas in Victoria and for the planning, procurement and augmentation of the Victorian electricity transmission network. Prior to joining VENCorp in 1999, he worked in general management roles with PowerNet Victoria, GPU PowerNet and GPU International. He has a long history in strategic planning, asset management, corporate governance, and financial management, gained over two decades in executive roles in the public and private sectors.
Mr Jon Hubbard
Mr Jon Hubbard is a former partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers and a former director of CS Energy. He has extensive experience in the energy, utility, and resource sectors, as well as a strong accounting and finance background. During his advisory career, Jon specialised in providing advice to the energy industry in the areas of corporate strategy, industry reform, mergers and acquisitions, regulation, climate change, and renewable energy.
Ms Sibylle Krieger
Ms Krieger is a former partner with Clayton Utz and is a director or trustee of several companies and organisations including the Tasmanian Water and Sewerage Corporation, the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney and Sydney Grammar School and Foundation. Her former appointments include directorships of Allconnex Water and the Sydney Ports Corporation, and IPART Tribunal Member. In addition Ms Krieger was a member of the Dispute Resolution Panel for the National Electricity Market and the gas markets.
Ms Krieger has over 30 years of broad commercial experience as a lawyer, non-executive director, and economic regulator with particular focus on utilities and monopoly infrastructure.
Mr Stephen Orr
Mr Orr has extensive senior management experience in the energy industry including power generation, financial markets, energy trading and retail.
Ms Jane Tongs
Ms Tongs is Chair of Netwealth Holdings Ltd and a director of Catholic Care, Catholic Church Insurances Ltd, RUN Corp Ltd and Warakirri Holdings Pty Ltd. She has chaired multiple audit and risk committees and has deep knowledge and experience in risk management, corporate governance and financial services. She was formerly a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers and a director of several private sector companies and government organisations. Ms Tongs is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, CPA Australia and the Williamson Community Leadership and is a member of the Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Frank Calabria
Mr Calabria is currently Chief Executive Officer, Energy Markets for Origin Energy Ltd and previously held the Chief Financial Officer role at Origin. He has extensive and current knowledge of the energy industry, having worked in the retail gas and electricity markets for 14 years and has more than 25 years’ experience in finance.
Mr Calabria holds a Master of Business Administration, Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment and a Bachelor of Commerce. He a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and the Financial Services Institute of Australia, and a director of the Energy Supply Association of Australia.
Dr Peter Davis
Dr Davis is the former Chief Executive Officer of Aurora Energy. Dr Davis has a deep and current knowledge of the energy industry having worked in the retail, distribution and generation sectors over the past 25 years.
Dr Davis holds a Master of Business Administration, Doctor of Philosophy, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Science (Honours) and a Company Directors Diploma. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr John Pittard
Mr Pittard is Chairman of RXP Services Limited and non-executive director of Barnardos Australia.
Mr Pittard has previously held senior executive roles with some of Australia’s largest corporations, including NewsCorp Australia, Telstra, Pioneer International and Shell Australia, and has been a Director of REA Group and CareerOne Limited.