Snowy Hydro Managing Director and CEO Dennis Barnes today announced Snowy 2.0 Project Director Kieran Cusack had resigned to take up a role as Chief Executive Officer of Queensland Hydro, following a 13-year career with Snowy Hydro.

Mr Cusack has been involved in Snowy 2.0 – a critically important, pumped-hydro expansion of the Snowy Scheme that will enable Australia’s transition to renewable energy – since 2017.  

Mr Barnes thanked Mr Cusack for his energy, dedication and leadership.

“Kieran was there when the first sod was turned for Snowy 2.0 in 2019, following a rigorous planning and approvals process, and he was integral to the establishment of multiple worksites, growth of the Snowy 2.0 workforce to 2,700 people, as well as the excavation of the first new two tunnels in our iconic Scheme since its construction.  

“Kieran has guided Snowy 2.0 through many challenges and his significant contribution to the project is greatly appreciated. The whole team wishes Kieran well and is pleased that he will continue to contribute to Australia’s energy transition,” Mr Barnes said.

Mr Barnes said Snowy 2.0 had a strong talent pipeline and was pleased to appoint Dave Evans, the current Engineering Director, as Project Director. 

“Dave has also been integral to this project from the start and he’s passionate about the world-leading innovation behind its construction and the key role it will play in Australia’s energy transition,” Mr Barnes said.