Shareholders

We are a Queensland Government owned business.

We have two shareholding Ministers

  • Jackie Trad MP – Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
  • Dr Anthony Lynham MP – Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Board of Directors

Our directors have considerable Board level experience. Together, they have a unique and diverse set of skills and knowledge which they use to guide the business.

Dr Ralph Craven

BEPhD, FIEAust, FIPENZ, FAICD
Chairman and Independent Non-executive Director

Dr Craven was appointed Chairman and non-executive director of Stanwell on 1 October 2015 and is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and People and Safety Committee.

Dr Craven  has been a full time non-executive director for over 10 years. He has broad experience in energy, resources, infrastructure and agribusiness.  He has served on the boards of many companies, both listed and unlisted. His professional background encompasses electricity and gas businesses, mining, commodities trading, the management of large scale system operations at the national level and the delivery of major infrastructure projects.

Dr Craven is currently a non-executive director and Chairman of Genex Power Limited (ASX:GNX) and a non-executive director of Senex Energy Limited (ASX:SXY) and AusNet Services Limited (ASX:AST). Some of his previous roles include being a non-executive director and Chairman of Invion Limited and Ergon Energy Corporation Limited, non-executive Deputy Chairman of Arrow Energy Limited, non-executive director of Windlab Limited, Mitchell Services Limited and for six years a non-executive director on the Council Board of the International Electrotechnical Commission.

Dr Craven has international experience from roles in Switzerland, Canada and as Chief Executive Officer of Transpower New Zealand Limited. Other senior executive roles include being General Manager of Shell Coal Pty Ltd and Executive Director of NRG Asia Pacific Limited.

Karen Smith-Pomeroy

FIPA, FFin, GIA(Cert), GAICD
Independent Non-executive Director

Ms Smith-Pomeroy was appointed a non-executive director of Stanwell on 1 October 2015 and is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Ms Smith-Pomeroy has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services sector, and was most recently a senior executive with Suncorp Group, including a period as Chief Risk Officer of Suncorp Bank.

She has a specialty in risk and governance and a detailed understanding of a number of industry sectors.

Ms Smith-Pomeroy is currently a member of Queensland Treasury Corporation Capital Markets Board, and a non-executive director of InFocus Wealth Management and National Affordable Housing Consortium Limited.

In addition, she is a Queensland Advisory board member of Australian Super and an audit committee member of Queensland Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, and of South Bank Corporation.

Ms Smith-Pomeroy is a former director of Tarong Energy Corporation Limited and CS Energy Limited.

Jacqueline King

MBA, WHS, TDD, GAICD
Independent Non-executive Director

Ms King was appointed a non-executive director of Stanwell on 1 October 2015 and chairman of the People and Safety Committee.

Ms King has worked across the energy, power and construction sectors of industry  for over twenty years, with an extensive background in industrial relations, work health and safety, and skills and training. She currently provides management consultancy services, primarily to organisations’ in the area of vocational education and training and workforce skilling programs.

Ms King is also a director of Energy Skills Queensland, which is the leading, independent, not-for-profit organisation facilitating workforce skilling initiatives and enabling a skilled and safe energy industry for the energy, gas and telecommunication sectors in Queensland.

She is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is currently studying her Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at Queensland University of Technology.

Adam Aspinall

B.ENG (Mech), MIEAust, GAICD
Independent Non-executive Director

Mr Aspinall was appointed a non-executive director of Stanwell on 15 November 2016 and is a member of the People and Safety Committee.

Mr Aspinall  is a Mechanical Engineer with more than 36 years’ experience in the electricity and energy industries and is a leading advisor in the power generation industry, having consulted globally to the private and government sectors on power generation projects and issues.

His expertise includes electricity and gas infrastructure development, generation and transmission procurement, electricity trading and regulatory compliance.  He is currently undertaking international assignments as a Special Advisor for the energy advisory firm Advisian, a wholly owned subsidiary of the WorlyParsons Group, having previously led the Power engineering practice of Advisian Asia Pacific and before that, Evans & Peck.

Mr Aspinall is regularly engaged to assist in International Mergers & Acquisitions activities as well as International Arbitrations in the role of Independent Expert.

He began his career working for the Queensland Electricity Commission in 1981 and was employed by the generation sector in Queensland for over 24 years prior to becoming a consultant.

He has previously been a non-executive director on the Board of Ergon Energy and Chairman of SPARQ Solutions.

Allison Warburton

BA, LLB, MAICD, MQLS
Independent non-executive Director

Ms Warburton was appointed a non-executive director of Stanwell on 15 December 2016 and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Ms Warburton is a leading private and government sector advisor across the energy, resources and power generation industries, having worked in the sector for more than 20 years.

Her experience includes electricity and gas, mining, procurement, project development, energy trading and regulatory compliance.

Ms Warburton is currently a Partner with law firm Minter Ellison and is co-head of that firm’s climate change practice. In 2016, Ms Warburton was appointed by the Queensland Government to its Renewable Energy Expert Panel to advise the Government on credible pathways to achieving its renewable energy target.

Ms Warburton is also member of the Law Council of Australia’s Climate Change committee.

Executive Leadership Team

We’re lead by a team of passionate professionals. They have extensive experience in Australia and overseas, specialising in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

Richard Van Breda

BCompt (Hons), CA(Z), CA(Aus), Dip. Fin. Serv. (FM, GAICD,) AICD
Chief Executive Officer

Mr Van Breda was appointed Chief Executive Officer in July 2012 and he has been involved in the energy industry since 2001.

Mr Van Breda originally joined Stanwell in 2002 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2005. He joined Tarong Energy Corporation Limited in the role of Chief Financial Officer in April 2008.

After the restructure of the Queensland Government owned electricity generators in July 2011, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer at Stanwell.

Mr Van Breda is a non-executive director of the Competitive Energy Council.

Prior to this, Mr Van Breda was a partner with Deloitte Zimbabwe and spent three years with Anglo American Zimbabwe, which held a diverse range of mining and manufacturing interests.

Andrew Richardson

FCMI, DMS, CMgr, FIET
Chief Operating Officer

Mr Richardson was appointed Chief Operating Officer in December 2016. He is a Chartered Fellow and qualified engineer, specialising in portfolio development and organisational performance.

Mr Richardson has more than 20 years’ experience across various energy sectors in regulated environments including experience in business leadership from a supplier, original equipment manufacturers and client side.

His senior leadership positions have taken him across the world, working with numerous global organisations in Nuclear, Thermal Generation, Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Speciality Chemicals and Renewables.

Prior to joining Stanwell, Mr Richardson was an executive Director for the global energy Company EDF, responsible for their Thermal and Renewable portfolio in the United Kingdom.

Jenny Gregg

MBA, BA, Grad Cert (BAdmin), GAICD
Executive General Manager Business Services

Before the restructure of the Queensland Government owned electricity generators in July 2011,  Ms Gregg worked with Tarong Energy Corporation Limited in the role of General Manager People and Communication.

Throughout her diverse career, Ms Gregg has gained experience in the utilities, human services and health sectors in broader leadership roles and within the human resources field.

Ms Gregg was appointed to her current role of Executive General Manager Business Services in September 2012.

Her current responsibilities include community and stakeholder engagement, information and business systems, human resource management and organisational development.

Michael O'Rourke

LLB, BCom, GDip AppFin, GDip CSA
Chief Financial Officer

Mr O’Rourke joined Stanwell in 1998 and has held a number of management positions in the areas of corporate strategy, marketing and trading, corporate services and internal and external corporate communications.

In September 2012, Mr O’Rourke was appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer.

As Stanwell’s Chief Financial Officer, Mr O’Rourke is responsible for the internal functions of financial risk and services, business reporting and commercial analysis, secretariat, corporate services, legal, internal audit and supply chain management.

Stephen Quilter

BEng(Mech), MBA
Executive General Manager Energy Trading and Commercial Strategy

Mr Quilter joined Stanwell in February 2012 as Swanbank Power Station Manager and was appointed General Manager of Stanwell’s gas and hydro generation portfolio in May 2013.

In a career spanning more than 20 years in the energy industry both in Queensland and New South Wales, Mr Quilter has worked in various operational roles including senior engineering and management positions.

Mr Quilter was appointed Executive General Manager Energy Trading and Commercial Strategy at Stanwell in July 2016.

In this role, he is responsible for the trading of Stanwell’s generation in the National Electricity Market.

He also oversees the development of commercial strategies targeted at diversifying revenue streams and creating value from Stanwell’s various fuel resources.