Board of Directors
Executive Team

Board of Directors

Graeme Hunt

Non-Executive Director since September 2012 and Chairman since 27 September 2017

Graeme Hunt

MBA, BMET, FAus IMM

Current Directorships: Chairman of BIS Industries Limited and Member of CSIRO Energy Advisory Council. Director of the Future Battery Industry Collaborative Research Centre.

Former Directorships of listed companies over the past 3 years: Nil.

Experience: Graeme has extensive experience in establishing and operating large capital projects including in energy intensive industries. He was previously Managing Director of Broadspectrum Limited and Managing Director of Lihir Gold Limited. He has also held a number of senior executive positions in a 30 year career with the BHP Group.

Brett Redman

Managing Director & CEO since January 2019

Brett Redman

BCom, FCA, GAICD

Current Directorships: Chair of the Australian Energy Council.

Former Directorships of listed companies over the past 3 years: Nil.

Experience: 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. Before joining AGL in 2007, 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. Prior to Brett’s appointment as AGL’s Managing Director and CEO, Brett was AGL’s CFO since 2012, where he was responsible for leading growth initiatives including the acquisitions of the Loy Yang A and Macquarie power stations, as well as the creation of the Powering Australian Renewables Fund.

Mark Bloom

Non-Executive Director since 1 July 2020

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BCom, BAcc, CA

Current Directorships: Director of Pacific Smiles Group Limited (commenced 18 October 2019)

Former Directorships of listed companies over the past 3 years: Nil.

Experience: Mark has over 35 years’ experience as a Finance Executive. Mr Bloom was CFO at ASX listed Scentre Group Limited from its formation in July 2014 until his retirement in April 2019. Prior to the formation of Scentre Group Limited, Mark was the Deputy Group CFO of Westfield Group for 11 years.

Mark's executive career includes acting as CFO and an Executive Director at three listed entities in Real Estate (Westfield and Scentre Group – 16 years) and Insurance and diversified Financial Services (Liberty Life, South Africa and Manulife Financial, Toronto – 20 years). Mark has extensive experience in overseeing global and local finance and IT teams.

Peter Botten AC, CBE

Non-Executive Director since October 2016

Peter Botten

AC, CBE, BSc, ARSM

Current Directorships: Council Member of the Australia PNG Business Council, Chairman of the Oil Search Foundation, NiuPower Limited, Hela Provincial Health Authority and the National Football Stadium Trust in Papua New Guinea, Director of Karoon Energy Limited (from 1 October 2020).

Former Directorships of listed companies over the past 3 years: Managing Director of Oil Search Limited from 28 October 1994 to 25 February 2020.

Experience: Peter was Managing Director of Oil Search Limited from 28 October 1994 until 25 February 2020, overseeing its development into a major Australian Securities Exchange-listed company. Peter has extensive worldwide experience in the oil and gas industry, holding various senior technical, managerial and board positions in a number of listed and government-owned bodies.

Jacqueline Hey

Non-Executive Director since March 2016

Jacqueline Hey

BCom, Grad Cert (Mgmt), GAICD

Current Directorships: Director of Qantas Airways Limited (commenced 29 August 2013) and Cricket Australia, Chair of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited (Director from 5 July 2011 and Chair from 29 October 2019) and Member of Brighton Grammar School Council.

Former Directorships of listed companies over the past 3 years: Jacqueline was a director of Australian Foundation Investment Company Ltd from 31 July 2013 until 18 January 2019.

Experience: Jacqueline enjoyed a successful executive career prior to becoming a full-time company director in 2011. Jacqueline has extensive experience in the areas of information technology, telecommunications and marketing. Jacqueline worked with Ericsson for more than 20 years in finance, marketing and sales and in leadership roles in Australia, Sweden, the UK and the Middle East including as Managing Director of Ericsson UK/Ireland, Saudi Arabia and Australia/NZ.

Patricia McKenzie

Non-Executive Director since May 2019

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LLB FAICD

Current Directorships: Director of The Housing Connection. Chair of NSW Ports and the Sydney Desalination Plant group companies.

Former Directorships of listed companies over the past 3 years: Patricia was a director of APA Group from 1 January 2011 to 8 March 2019.

Experience: Patricia has 40 years’ experience in the Australian energy sector with particular focus on matters of market design, industry governance and regulatory reform. She was previously the Chair of Essential Energy, a director of Macquarie Generation and Transgrid, CEO of the Gas Market Company from 2001 to 2008 and a member of the Gas Market Leaders Group representing gas market operators from 2005 to 2010. In these roles, she was a key participant in the Council of Australian Government’s National Energy Reform, a major outcome of which was the establishment of the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), of which she was a Director (2009 to 2011) .

Diane Smith-Gander AO

Non-Executive Director since September 2016

Diane Smith-Gander

BEc, MBA, FAICD, FGIA, Hon. DEc, FAIM, GAICD

Current Directorships: Chair of Safe Work Australia, the Committee for Economic Development of Australia and the UWA Business School Advisory Board, North Queensland Airports Group, Keystart Loans Group and HBF Health Limited.

Former Directorships of listed companies over the past 3 years: Director, Wesfarmers Limited (27 August 2009 – 12 November 2020).

Experience: Diane has extensive Australian and international experience in banking and finance, technology, and strategic and management consulting. This includes as a former partner at McKinsey & Company, and Group Executive IT and Operations, Westpac Banking Corporation.

John Stanhope AM

Non-Executive Director since March 2009

John Stanhope

AM, BCom (Economics and Accounting), FCPA, FCA, FAICD, FAIM, FAHRI

Current Directorships: Chairman of Port of Melbourne, The Bionics Institute of Australia and Melbourne Jazz Limited, Chancellor of Deakin University and Vice Chair of the International Integrated Reporting Council.

Former Directorships of listed companies over the past 3 years: Nil.

Experience: John has many years of experience in senior positions in financial, communications and other commercial roles. He was previously a member of the Financial Reporting Council, Chairman of Australia Post and a Director of RACV Ltd and of Telstra Corporation Limited.

Executive Team

Brett Redman

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Brett Redman

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. Before joining AGL in 2007, 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.

Prior to Brett’s appointment as AGL’s Managing Director and CEO, Brett was AGL’s CFO since 2012, where he was responsible for leading growth initiatives including the acquisitions of the Loy Yang A and Macquarie power stations, as well as the creation of the Powering Australian Renewables Fund.

Markus Brokhof

Chief Operating Officer

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MEng (Mining engineering)

Markus joined AGL in April 2020 as Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to joining AGL, Markus was the Head of Digital and Commerce, and an Executive Board Member at ALPIQ Group in Switzerland, a leading Swiss electricity producer. In this capacity, Markus was responsible for the trading and origination activities in more than 30 countries as well for the retail and digital business of the Group.

With more than 25 years’ experience in the oil, power and gas sectors gained across operations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Markus brings a wealth of experience in mining, asset management and trading. Markus holds a Masters of Engineering from Technical University of Clausthal, Germany.

John Chambers

Executive General Manager, Future Business & Technology (FB&T)

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B.Ec, GAICD

John joined AGL in August 2020 following various roles spanning multiple industries in both the public and private sectors.

With more than 25 years’ experience gained across multiple industries, John spent the bulk of his career at Telstra leading various product and innovation divisions. John has extensive executive experience in technology and innovation, product development, and strategy. Prior to joining AGL John was Managing Partner at IE, a large independent Innovation and Digital consultancy.

John has a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is on the advisory board for Indigitek, a not-for-profit company supporting the growth of opportunities in STEM and technology for First Nations people.

Christine Corbett

Chief Customer Officer

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BBusComm, LLB

Christine joined AGL in July 2019. Prior to joining AGL, Christine built a career at Australia Post spanning almost three decades, where she held several leadership roles, including two years as Chief Customer Officer, responsible for group channel operations, marketing, digital and customer experience. She also held the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer at Australia Post prior to joining PwC in 2018 as a Special Advisor consulting for a range of clients in the customer and integrated solution space.

Christine holds a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Business (Comm) from the Queensland University of Technology, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Stanford Graduate School of Business’ Executive Program.

John Fitzgerald

General Counsel & Company Secretary

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 BA, LLB, MA

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

Previous to joining AGL, John worked in both government and private legal practice.

John holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Law 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.

Joanne Fox

Executive General Manager, People & Culture

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MBA, GradCert (Energy & Resources), GAICD

Joanne joined AGL in June 2019, following a successful career at Santos.

With more than 26 years’ experience, Joanne has a strong and diverse background leading the Human Resources function in large ASX100 companies in the oil and gas, FMCG and pharmaceutical industries. Joanne brings extensive experience in capability and culture development, succession management, talent development and organisational design.

Joanne holds a Graduate Certificate in Energy & Resources from University College of London plus a Masters of Business Administration from the University of South Australia.

Elizabeth McNamara

Executive General Manager, Corporate Affairs

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B.Ec. (Hons), GAICD

Elizabeth joined AGL in February 2020 following various roles spanning multiple industries in both the public and private sectors.

With more than 20 years’ experience gained across multiple industries in the public and private sectors, Elizabeth has extensive experience in stakeholder engagement, public policy, communications and sustainability. Prior to joining AGL, Elizabeth was Group Director, Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability for Coca-Cola Amatil and has held various roles in the resources industry at South32 Ltd and BHP’s Energy Coal Business.

Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from Sydney University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Damien Nicks

Chief Financial Officer

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BCom (Hons), FCA, GAICD

Damien joined AGL in March 2013 and held several senior executive finance roles before being appointed Interim CFO in August 2018, then formally CFO in May 2019.

Damien has more than 25 years' experience across large multinational businesses including Linfox Logistics, Smorgon Steel and Deloitte.

Damien is a Board member of ActewAGL, a joint venture that governs the electricity and gas retailer and distribution businesses in the ACT. Damien holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from La Trobe University, is a fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

João Segorbe

Executive General Manager, Strategy & Corporate Development

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João joined AGL in August 2019.

With more then 19 years' experience, João brings a wealth of international energy sector expertise, most recently from the global team leading McKinsey & Company’s thinking on energy transition. João headed up the company's Electrical Power and Natural Gas Professional Practice in Australia and New Zealand since 2016.

João holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal, and completed his Masters of Business Administration at Northwestern University in the USA.