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Our leadership

James Hay - Chief Executive   

James Hay is Chief Executive of EnergyCo. James is responsible for overseeing the organisation and leading the executive team.

James has enjoyed a successful career in public and private sector network and infrastructure development, delivery and operation. His areas of expertise include operations management, infrastructure development and funding, policy settings, stakeholder relationships, regulation, trading and pricing, dispute resolution, risk management and governance.

James values the importance of selecting, motivating and empowering teams and enjoys mentoring and coaching. James sets and models high ethical and professional standards at all times.

Alexandra Finley - Chief Finance and Operations Officer

Alexandra Finley is Chief Finance and Operations Officer. Alex is responsible for negotiation and management of REZ development services and agreements, project financial structuring, commercial negotiations and due diligence, product development, and legal and risk.

Alex has extensive knowledge and expertise across the commercial, risk and legal aspects of electricity infrastructure, and outstanding knowledge of industry operations, governance and commercial models.

Andrew Kingsmill - Executive Director, Technical Advisory Services

Andrew Kingsmill is Executive Director, Technical Advisory Services. Andrew is responsible for the NSW Network Strategy, REZ network solutions, REZ optimisation, access scheme technical design and timely and effective connection processes.

Andrew has extensive experience in electricity infrastructure planning, operations regulation, and asset management. At Transgrid, he led the planning and economic evaluation of new transmission with a total value of $3 billion and managed technical due diligence for connection of new generators and customers totalling five gigawatts. Andrew provides technical leadership, ensuring successful and optimal integration of REZ infrastructure as part of an integrated and coordinated NSW Network Strategy - working closely with the Consumer Trustee, AEMO, Transgrid and the Distribution Network Service Providers.

Chloe Hicks - Executive Director, Strategy and Policy

Chloe Hicks is Executive Director, Strategy and Policy. Chloe is responsible for driving EnergyCo’s corporate and business strategy, strategic policy and advice, and regulatory processes.

Chloe has extensive experience and expertise in energy and government processes. She has been instrumental in delivering energy, water, and climate change policies in the State, including the NSW Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap and its enabling legislation. She is passionate about ensuring energy infrastructure is developed in a way that benefits consumers and regional communities, having designed the process for REZ implementation and delivery in NSW.

Mark Westbrook - Chief Project Officer

Mark is Chief Project Officer and is responsible for the development and delivery of EnergyCo’s program of projects.

Mark joined EnergyCo in 2023 and has been delivering projects for 30 years. Prior roles have included 16 years at John Laing Group (based largely in London) where he held a variety of senior roles managing and delivering major greenfield infrastructure projects.

Mark was Chief Risk Officer for the Group and served on their Group Investment Committee, Executive Committee and Risk Committee.  Prior to this Mark worked for international contractors in the design, construction, financing and maintenance of projects including 10 years at ALSTOM and three years at UGL.