Executive Team

Andrew Vesey

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

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Andy Vesey has over 30 years’ experience in the energy industry including strategic and commercial leadership of large energy organisations, and working in complex regulatory and political environments. His experience extends across the energy supply chain, including power development, generation, distribution and retail businesses.

He was COO, Global Utilities for AES in 20 countries, led the Utility Finance and Regulatory Advisory Practice at FTI Consulting Inc., a Partner in the Energy, Chemicals and Utilities Practice of Ernst & Young LLP, and CEO and Managing Director of Citipower Pty Ltd in Melbourne. Andy has served as AGL Energy Limited’s Managing Director and CEO since 12 February 2015.

In October 2016, the Climate Alliance recognised Andy’s leadership in addressing climate change opportunities and risks by naming him as 2016 Business Leader of the Year. AGL has been nominated as a finalist in the 2016 PLATTS Global Energy Awards in the Industry Leadership-Power category.

Brett Redman

Chief Financial Officer

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BCom, FCA, GAICD

Brett has over 25 years of experience in senior finance roles in large blue chip industrial companies, with expertise in leading group strategy and finance in the Energy and Utilities sector. Prior to joining AGL in 2007 as Head of Finance, Brett held numerous finance roles at BOC in the South Pacific and North America, Email and CSR, which was complemented by his background in chartered accounting at Deloitte.

Brett was appointed AGL’s Chief Financial Officer in 2012 and he is responsible for driving AGL’s key priority - to execute growth at scale as the business seeks new revenue streams. This builds on leading previous successful growth initiatives including the acquisitions of Loy Yang A and Macquarie power stations, as well as the recent creation of the Powering Australia Renewables Fund. Brett’s team of almost 200 people manages AGL’s reporting, shared services, tax, treasury, investor relations and corporate development functions.

Elisabeth Brinton

Executive General Manager New Energy

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BA(Hons) (Eng, Chem, Integrated Science, History, Sustainability)

Elisabeth has more than 25 years of experience growing companies and leading innovation across sectors including energy, technology, consumer food products and agriculture.

Elisabeth joined AGL in September 2016 from New York Stock Exchange-listed Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) where she led Corporate Strategy, launched PG&E’s ground breaking IoT “Grid of Things” business strategy, ran M&A and strategic investments.

Elisabeth also led California’s exploration of new utility business models. She is a science and humanities graduate of Principia College in Illinois, USA and is also a recipient of the prestigious Harry S Truman scholarship and a Lincoln Academy inductee, both in the USA.

Dan Cram

Executive General Manager People & Culture

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BCom(HR & IR), MBus(IR), GAICD

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, leadership development and outsourcing and offshoring activities. 

Since joining AGL in 2007 he has supported the Merchant Energy, Upstream Gas and Corporate business units as well as leading the employee relations function. After 10 years’ service, Dan will step down from his role in September 2017.

John Fitzgerald

General Counsel and Company Secretary

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BA, LLB, MA

John Fitzgerald was appointed Company Secretary on 1 October 2015. In December 2007, John was appointed General Counsel and continues to hold that position in addition to his role as Company Secretary. 

 John’s qualifications are a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales and a Masters in Arts from the National University of Ireland (University College Dublin). 

John is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and has been practising in projects, mining and energy law for over 20 years.

Lisa Harrington

Executive General Manager Stakeholder Relations

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BA(Communications)

Lisa has 20 years' experience in stakeholder relations and communications across corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors in Australia.

Lisa joined AGL in 2013 and led the Government Affairs function prior to being appointed Chief of Staff to the Managing Director and CEO in 2015.

As EGM Stakeholder Relations, Lisa is responsible for corporate affairs, government and community relations, policy, sustainability and regulation.

Lisa has a BA Communications from the University of Technology Sydney, attended the Melbourne Business School as part of AGL’s Academy for Senior Leaders and undertook the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Doug Jackson

Executive General Manager Group Operations

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MBA(Global Energy)

Doug has over 35 years’ experience in the power generation industry. Doug is currently responsible for a geographically dispersed business of approximately 1,800 employees. They are located across the AGL operational assets, Health, Safety and Environment and the Facilities and Security functions. Prior to joining AGL in 2013, Doug worked in both the United States and Canada, leading the operations and construction of electricity generation and mining assets.

Simon Moorfield

Executive General Manager Information Systems and Technology

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BS CS

Simon has over 20 years’ experience in IT, having held several CIO and executive roles both locally and internationally. Simon has spent his entire career in technology and program management having worked with NAB, GE and CBA. His significant IT leadership experience in large retail businesses such as CBA Retail and GE Capital Asia Pacific includes leading numerous innovative change and transformation programs. Simon joined AGL in January 2016 as Chief Information Officer.

Alistair Preston

Executive General Manager Organisational Transformation

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BSc(Business Administration), PhD(Management)

Alistair has over 20 years’ experience in the energy industry as a professor, consultant and executive leader. His experience extends across operations, finance and organisational transformation. Alistair has led transformation programs in generation and distribution companies and corporate and regional support service organisations. Most recently, he was AES’s Chief Financial Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Melissa Reynolds

Chief Customer Officer

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BEc, MCom, GAICD

Melissa has over 30 years’ experience in product, marketing, brand, sales and service in consumer and business markets. This includes leading large scale customer and digital change in the financial services and media sectors. Prior to joining AGL, Melissa held senior roles at NAB, as EGM Retail; Sensis where she led the digital transformation of White Pages; Esanda and Westpac. Melissa joined AGL in May 2017.

Richard Wrightson

Executive General Manager Wholesale Markets

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BA (Econ)(Hons)

Richard has over 22 years’ experience in wholesale energy markets in the UK and Australia. Before commencing at AGL in 2010, Richard was involved in the UK electricity industry in the contract and trading areas of two of the largest generators, PowerGen and British Energy. His significant experience in the Australian energy sector includes consulting on the National Electricity Market commencement, as well as working at the Electricity Trust of South Australia, the State Electricity Commission of Victoria and, Loy Yang Power.