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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.

Mike Young - Executive Director, Planning and Communities

Mike Young is Executive Director, Planning and Communities. Mike is responsible for whole-of-REZ strategic planning and policy frameworks, planning approvals for network solutions, regional and community engagement, community benefit sharing and land and property management.

Mike has extensive experience in the environmental field and is a leader in NSW energy and resource planning and assessments. Mike has extensive experience working on major energy infrastructure projects across NSW. He also has deep knowledge of the mining sector, enabling EnergyCo to maximise economic and community opportunities from the energy transformation.

Alexandra Finley - Executive Director, Commercial

Alexandra Finley is Executive Director, Commercial. 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.