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AusNet Services Board

 AusNet Services Board members

(from left): Tan Chee Meng, Sally Farrier, Sun Jianxing, Tina McMeckan, Peter Mason, Dr Ralph Craven, Nino Ficca, Robert Milliner, Dr Nora Scheinkestel and Ho Tian Yee

  • Peter Mason AM - Chairman and Independent Non-executive Director
    Peter Mason

    Peter Mason AM, Chairman, Independent Non-executive Director

    Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours), University of New South Wales, Master of Business Administration, University of New South Wales, Honorary Doctorate, University of New South Wales

    Mr Mason is currently a Director of Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (SingTel), a Senior Advisor to UBS Investment Bank, a Trustee of the Sydney Opera House Trust, Chairman of The Centre for Independent Studies, Chairman of the Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR), Chairman of the UBS Australia Foundation and a Director of The University of New South Wales Foundation.

    Mr Mason was Chairman of AMP Limited from 2005 to May 2014 (Director from 2003), and Chairman of David Jones Limited from 2013 to 2014 (Director from 2007) and has been Chairman and a Director of a number of listed companies. Mr Mason has over 40 years’ experience in investment banking. Mr Mason was a member of the Council of the University of New South Wales for 13 years.

    For 12 years he was a Director of the Children’s Hospital in Sydney and Chairman of the Children’s Hospital Fund for eight years. Mr Mason was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his contribution to the Children’s Hospital.

  • Nino Ficca - Managing Director
    Nino Ficca - Managing Director

    Nino Ficca, Managing Director

    Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical - Honours), Deakin University Graduate Diploma in Management, Deakin University Advanced Management Programme, Harvard Business School, USA

    Nino has over 30 years’ experience in the energy industry, including numerous senior management roles with AusNet Transmission Group Pty Ltd (formerly SPI PowerNet Pty Ltd) including as Managing Director since 2003.

    In late 2016, Nino was elected Chairman of Energy Networks Australia following six years as a Board member.

    Nino is the Chair of the Deakin University Engineering Advisory Board and a board member of Cigre Australia. He was formerly Deputy Chairman and Director of the Energy Supply Association of Australia.

  • Dr Ralph Craven - Non-executive Director
    Dr Ralph Craven

    Dr Ralph Craven, Non-executive Director

    Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical - Honours), University of Queensland
    Postgraduate Diploma in Information Processing, University of Queensland

    Dr Craven has served on the boards of listed and unlisted companies for over 10 years. He has deep governance and related experience.

    Dr Craven’s professional experience spans energy, resources and infrastructure having worked in these sectors for over 35 years. His background encompasses electricity and gas businesses, mining, commodities trading, and the management of large scale system operations at the national level and the delivery of major infrastructure projects.

    Dr Craven is currently a Director of Senex Energy Limited and Windlab Limited. He serves as Chair of Stanwell Corporation and Genex Power Limited. Other recent directorships include being Chair of Invion Limited and Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Mitchell Services Limited. He was formerly Chair of Ergon Energy Corporation Limited, Tully Sugar Limited and Deputy Chair of Arrow Energy Ltd. At the end of 2015 he completed a six year term as Director of the International Electrotechnology Commission (IEC) and Chair of the IEC National Committee of Australia. Dr Craven was CEO of Transpower New Zealand Limited and also held senior executive positions in Shell Coal Pty Ltd and NRG Asia Pacific Limited.

    Dr Craven is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and the Nomination Committee.

  • Sally Farrier - Independent Non-executive Director
    Sally Farrier

    Sally Farrier, Independent Non-executive Director

    Bachelor of Chemical and Process Engineering (First Class Honours), University of Canterbury, NZ
    Master of Business Administration, Victoria University of Wellington
    Post Graduate Diploma in Finance and Investment Analysis, Securities Institute of Australia

    Ms Farrier is currently a Director of Meridian Energy Limited and a founding Director of Farrier Swier Consulting Pty Limited. Past directorships include Manidis Roberts Pty Limited, Hydro Tasmania and Western Power. In addition, Ms Farrier has served as a National Water Commissioner and as a member of the Victorian Water Trust Advisory Council.

    Ms Farrier is the Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee.

  • Ho Tian Yee - Non-executive Director
    Ho Tian Yee

    Ho Tian Yee, Non-executive Director

    Bachelor of Arts (Economics), Portsmouth University, UK
    Master of Business Administration, University of Chicago, USA

    Mr Ho is currently the Managing Director of Pacific Asset Management (S) Pte Ltd, and an investment advisor to Blue Edge Advisors Pte Ltd. Mr Ho was previously the General Manager and Managing Director of Bankers Trust Company, Singapore. He currently serves as a Non-executive Director of DBS Group Holdings Ltd, Singapore Power Limited and Mount Alvernia Hospital, and Non-executive Chairman of Fullerton Funds Management Company Limited.

    Mr Ho is a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee.

  • Tina McMeckan - Independent Non-executive Director
    Tina McMeckan

    Tina McMeckan, Independent Non-executive Director

    Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Science, San Diego State University, California, USA
    Master of Business Administration, University of Melbourne

    Ms McMeckan is a Director of the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute and the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information. She is a former Chair of the Centre for Eye Research Australia and a former Director of Circadian Technologies Ltd, Metlink Victoria Pty Ltd, Viscorp Limited and the National Board of Norton Rose law firm. Ms McMeckan was previously an executive manager with GPU PowerNet and the SECV Energy Traders, and a project manager with the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance on gas industry reform.

    Ms McMeckan is the Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee.

  • Robert Milliner - Independent Non-executive Director
    Robert Milliner

    Robert Milliner, Independent Non-executive Director

    Bachelor of Commerce, University of Queensland
    Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School, USA

    Mr Milliner is a Senior Adviser, International Affairs at Wesfarmers Limited, Senior Adviser at UBS and Senior Adviser to the International Chamber of Commerce Secretary General. He is a Director of the Global Infrastructure Hub Ltd, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Young Australians and a Director of the Australian Charities Fund. In 2013 and 2014 he was the B20 Australia Sherpa and coordinated the international business community’s recommendations to the 2014 G20.

    Mr Milliner is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.

  • Dr Nora Scheinkestel - Independent Non-executive Director
    Dr Nora Scheinkestel

    Dr Nora Scheinkestel, Independent Non-executive Director

    Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of Melbourne, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne

    Dr Scheinkestel is an experienced Company Director with more than 20 years’ experience as a non-executive Chairman and Director of companies in a wide range of industry sectors including the public, government and private sectors. She is currently Chairman of Macquarie Atlas Roads Limited as well as a Director of its stapled entity, Macquarie Atlas Roads International Limited and of Telstra Corporation Limited and Stockland Group. Other recent prior directorships include AMP Limited and its wholly owned subsidiaries, AMP Capital and AMP Bank, Orica Ltd, Newcrest Mining Ltd, and Pacific Brands Ltd.

    Dr Scheinkestel is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and Nomination Committee.

  • Sun Jianxing - Non-executive Director
    Sun Jianxing

    Sun Jianxing, Non-executive Director

    Bachelor of Engineering, Northeast Dianli University, China

    Mr Sun is a Non-executive Director of ElectraNet and Deputy General of International Cooperation Department, State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC). His previous roles include Head of SGCC Australia Representative Office, Deputy CEO of State Grid Energy Development Company Ltd, Deputy General of Materials & Equipment Supplying Department, SGCC, Chief Engineer of State Grid Shenzhen Energy Developments Ltd and Division Chief of International Cooperation Department, SGCC.

    In his early years, Mr Sun also worked as a Senior Engineer at the China General Institute for Electric Power Planning and Designing.

  • Tan Chee Meng - Non-executive Director
    Tan Chee Meng

    Tan Chee Meng, Non-executive Director

    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), University of Canterbury, New Zealand
    Bachelor of Laws (Honours), National University of Singapore
    Master of Laws (First Class), University of Cambridge, UK

    Mr Tan is a Director of Singapore Power Limited and Chairman of that company's Nominating Committee and a member of its Audit Committee. He also sits on the boards of The Arts House Ltd, Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority, Jurong Town Corporation, TJ Holdings (lll) Pte Ltd, St Gabriel's Foundation and All Saints Home. He has previously been a Director of the International Development & Consultancy Corporation Pte Ltd, PREMAS International Limited, Harry Elias Consultancy, CPG Corporation Pte Ltd, PowerGas Limited, SP Power Assets Limited, SPI (Australia) Assets Pty Ltd, National Council of Social Service, Mun Siong Engineering Pte Ltd and Mapletree Commercial Trust Management Ltd.

    Mr Tan spent his earlier career as a civil engineer before becoming a qualified legal practitioner holding offices of Deputy Senior State Counsel and Deputy Public Prosecutor in both the civil and criminal divisions of the Attorney-General's Chambers, and Deputy Director of the Commercial Affairs Department in Singapore. In 2007, Mr Tan moved to private legal practice and is currently the Deputy Chairman of WongPartnership LLP, Singapore.

    Mr Tan is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and Nomination Committee.