Executive appointments – Stakeholder Relations, People & Culture, and Company Secretary
AGL Energy Limited (AGL) has today announced three executive appointments following the organisation restructure which was released on 16 April 2015.
Appointed to the newly created role of Executive General Manager, Stakeholder Relations is Ms. Jeni Coutts, who will commence with AGL on 22 June 2015. Jeni has extensive experience across a broad range of industries including utilities, infrastructure, transport, telecommunications, IT, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and health in major corporations such as Citipower, Transurban, Siemens Limited, and Hoechst. She has been the Principal of Jeni Coutts & Associates since 2003, a boutique consultancy specialising in stakeholder management on major infrastructure projects. Jeni has worked with leading consortiums managing the stakeholder relations functions on bids for some of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects in the areas of road and rail, health, planning and manufacturing.
The Executive General Manager, People & Culture role has been filled by Daniel Cram who joined AGL in 2007. Dan has more than 20 years’ experience in human resources at large organisations. This experience encompasses industrial and employee relations, business strategy execution, remuneration and organisational change including merger and acquisition, organisational transformation and outsourcing activities. Since joining AGL he has supported the Merchant Energy, Upstream Gas and Corporate business units as well as leading the employee relations function.
Paul McWilliams, Company Secretary, has decided to leave AGL after more than eleven years with the company following this year’s Annual General Meeting to be held on 30 September 2015. Effective 1 October 2015, John Fitzgerald will be appointed to the role of Company Secretary and will lead the Secretariat team, which will include AGL’s Legal, Audit and Enterprise Risk functions. John joined AGL in February 2006 and was promoted to General Counsel in December 2007. Prior to AGL, John had 10 years experience in private practice where he specialised in mining and energy law, renewable energy projects and energy regulation.
AGL is one of Australia's leading integrated energy companies and is the largest ASX listed owner, operator and developer of renewable energy generation in the country. Drawing on over 175 years of experience, AGL operates retail and merchant energy businesses, power generation assets and an upstream gas portfolio. AGL has one of Australia's largest retail energy and dual fuel customer bases. AGL has a diverse power generation portfolio including base, peaking and intermediate generation plants, spread across traditional thermal generation as well as renewable sources including hydro, wind, landfill gas and biomass. AGL is taking action toward creating a sustainable energy future for investors, communities and customers.