Project Director, Snowy 2.0
Kieran Cusack is the Project Director for Snowy 2.0. He has been involved in the Snowy 2.0 project since inception in early 2017 and he was appointed Project Director in February 2018.
Over the past decade, Kieran’s Snowy Hydro career has spanned a number of positions including area manager of the Kosciuszko and Lower Tumut regions and General Manager of Generation Operations, where he was responsible for overseeing operation of Snowy’s generation assets.
Kieran spent his early career working around the globe in Switzerland, Fiji, and Michigan USA as a consulting engineer and in operations management of heavy industrial manufacturing plants
Group Executive – Governance, Risk and Compliance
As Group Executive – Governance, Risk and Compliance, Praveena is responsible for the delivery and management of corporate governance and regulatory compliance frameworks at Snowy Hydro. Prior to joining the company in 2013, Praveena was a Director in PwC’s risk consulting practice, advising listed companies and major financial, aviation and retail institutions on corporate governance, regulatory relationships and enterprise-wide risk management matters.
Group Executive – Safety, People and Services
Gabrielle was appointed to the role in March 2015. Prior to joining Snowy Hydro, Gabrielle held various executive and management positions in safety, human resources, marketing and logistics with Qantas Airways, Shell Australia, Accenture, Repco Automotive and I-MED Radiology.
Originally from the Riverina, Gabrielle is passionate about Regional Australia and delights in being able to be part of thriving regional communities as part of her role.
Gabrielle is the former Chair of Frensham Schools in Mittagong and a former non-executive director of Australia’s preeminent youth mental health foundation Headspace and the Qantas Foundation.
Chief Financial Officer
Kim was appointed CFO in February 2018 having joined the company two years earlier. Prior to joining Snowy Kim held several senior management roles at Origin Energy Limited leading a broad range of finance, strategy, commercial, risk, internal audit and compliance activities. Kim joined Origin Energy in 2009 from its subsidiary, Contact Energy, where she was Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Contact, Kim worked with Deloitte (New Zealand and Canada), and related CA firms, gaining wide experience in the audit, advisory and consulting sectors, primarily in the energy, manufacturing and distribution industries.
Group Executive Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Legal and Procurement
Cesilia is the General Counsel and Group Executive for Corporate Affairs, Legal and Procurement.
She is responsible for delivering the regulatory and procurement strategies across the business. Cesilia also leads the Group’s government and regulatory relations, media and external communications, as well as the legal function.
Prior to joining Snowy Hydro, Cesilia worked in private practice specialising in mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets and corporate governance.
Chief Commercial Officer
Gordon is Snowy Hydro’s Chief Commercial Officer, with responsibility for corporate strategy, M&A, finance and credit rating, merchant portfolio and risk, and IT strategy. Gordon’s 20 year involvement in the energy industry started with 10 years of energy industry advisory, mergers and acquisitions roles at Fay, Richwhite and UBS. Gordon joined Snowy Hydro in 2003. He was formerly the CFO and played a leading role in the development of Snowy Hydro’s risk management framework and the company’s evolution from generator to its position as the fourth pillar in the National Electricity Market.
CEO, Red Energy, Lumo Energy and Direct Connect
Iain Graham has been the CEO of Red Energy, Lumo Energy and Direct Connect since October 2014. Prior to founding Red Energy in 2004 Iain had 25 years’ experience in the information technology industry in New Zealand, Australia and Brazil and has held senior roles in the telecommunications, insurance, research and development and banking sectors. Iain took a lead role in the integration of the nine separate retail energy businesses acquired by Contact in New Zealand in 1998. In 2003, Iain’s achievements were recognised by being awarded New Zealand’s Chief Information Officer of the Year.
Chief Operating Officer
Roger Whitby (B Eng 1st Class Hons) was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Snowy Hydro in February 2016. Prior to that Roger spent more than a decade as Snowy Hydro’s Executive Officer Trading. Roger has extensive experience in energy markets and trading and in-depth knowledge of the operations and maintenance of the Snowy Scheme and Snowy Hydro’s generation assets. He has numerous previous roles in project management and engineering.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Paul Broad was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Snowy Hydro Limited in July 2013. Before being appointed as a Director, Paul was Chief Executive Officer of Infrastructure NSW, AAPT, PowerTel, EnergyAustralia Sydney Water and Hunter Water