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

Current Directorships: Chairman of the National Resources Science Precinct and the Western Australian Energy Research Alliance.

Former Directorships of listed companies over the past 3 years: Graeme was a Director of Broadspectrum Limited (formerly known as Transfield Services Limited) from 7 May 2012 until 31 December 2016, and held the position of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer from 1 November 2012 until 31 December 2016.

Experience: Graeme has extensive experience in establishing and operating large capital projects. 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.

Andrew Vesey

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Vesey

BA (Econ), BSc (Mec. Eng.), MS

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

Experience: Andy 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 in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Peter Botten

Non-executive Director since October 2016

Peter Botten

CBE, BSc, ARSM

Current Directorships: Council Member of the Australia PNG Business Council, Chairman of the Oil Search Foundation, Business for Development Australia, Hela Provincial Health Authority, the National Football Stadium Trust in Papua New Guinea and Managing Director of Oil Search Limited (appointed on 28 October 1994).

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

Experience: Peter has been Managing Director of Oil Search Limited since 1994, 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), Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited (commenced 5 July 2011), Australian Foundation Investment Company Ltd (commenced 31 July 2013), Cricket Australia and Melbourne Business School and Member of Brighton Grammar School Council.

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

Experience: Jacqueline has 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.

Leslie Hosking

Non-executive Director since November 2008

Leslie Hosking

Current Directorships: Chairman of Adelaide Brighton Limited (commenced as a Non Executive Director on 10 June 2003) and an Adjunct Professor of the University of Sydney John Grill Centre for Project Leadership.

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

Experience: Les has over 30 years experience in trading, broking and management in metals, soft commodities, energy and financial instrument derivatives in the global futures industry. He was previously a Director of The Carbon Market Institute Limited, Innovation Australia Pty Limited, Australian Energy Market Operator Limited (AEMO), and Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of NEMMCo.

Belinda Hutchinson

Non-executive Director since December 2010

Belinda Hutchinson

AM, BEc, FCA, FAICD

Current Directorships: Chancellor of the University of Sydney, Chairman of Thales Australia Limited (commenced 27 August 2015) and Future Generation Global Investment Company (commenced 28 May 2015), a Director of Australian Philanthropic Services and a Member of St Vincent’s Health Australia NSW Advisory Council.

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

Experience: Belinda has extensive experience in non-executive roles including as Chairman of QBE Insurance Limited, a Director of Telstra Corporation Limited, Coles Group Limited, Crane Group Limited, Energy Australia Limited, TAB Limited, Snowy Hydro Trading Limited and Sydney Water. Her executive career included her role as an Executive Director of Macquarie Group, a Vice President of Citibank and a senior manager at Andersen Consulting.

Diane Smith-Gander

Non-executive Director since September 2016

Diane Smith-Gander

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

Current Directorships: Chair of Safe Work Australia and the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council, a Director of Wesfarmers Limited (commenced 27 August 2009), Keystart Loans Limited, Henry Davis York, and Member of the UWA Business School Advisory Board.

Former Directorships of listed companies over the past 3 years: Diane was a Director of Broadspectrum Limited (formerly known as Transfield Services Limited) from 22 October 2010 until 16 September 2016, and held the position of Chair from 25 October 2013 until 16 September 2016.

Experience: Diane has extensive Australian and international experience in banking and finance, technology, and strategic and management consulting. This includes a former Partner at McKinsey in Washington DC and New Jersey in the US, and Group Executive IT and Operations, Westpac Banking Corporation.

John Stanhope

Non-executive Director since March 2009

John Stanhope

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

Current Directorships: Chairman of Australia Post, Port of Melbourne, The Bionics Institute of Australia and Melbourne Jazz Limited, Chancellor of Deakin University and Vice Chairman 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 and a Director of RACV Ltd and of Telstra Corporation Limited.

Executive Team

Andrew Vesey

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Vesey

BA(Econ)(Hons), BSc(MecEng)(Hons), MS

Andy 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 in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Brett Redman

Chief Financial Officer

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. Prior to 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.

Brett was appointed AGL’s CFO 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 Australian Renewables Fund.

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 In September 2016, Lisa became the EGM of 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

Doug Jackson

MBA (Global Energy)

Doug has over 35 years’ experience in the energy and mining industry. Doug is responsible for leading AGL’s Group Operations businesses including AGL’s power generation portfolio and other key sites and operating facilities. Doug leads a geographically dispersed team of approximately 1,800 employees. 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

Simon Moorfield

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

Alistair Preston

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’ Chief Financial Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Melissa Reynolds

Chief Customer Officer

Melissa Reynolds

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.

Rita Trehan

Chief People Officer

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BSc (Sociology), FCIPD

Rita has more than 30 years’ experience in business and HR transformation. Previously, Rita was the Chief Human Resources Officer for AES Corporation where she led HR, Safety, Performance Improvement and Internal Communications. She established her own consulting business in 2012, supporting companies undergoing large scale transformation and culture changes. Rita joined AGL's Executive Team in October 2017, and has been working with AGL over the past two years in an advisory capacity to assist with its culture and business transformation programs.

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.