As Managing Director, Mr Narvaez manages AusNet operations and provides strategic guidance and direction to the Board to ensure the Company achieves its mission and objectives.
Mr Narvaez commenced at AusNet as Managing Director in November 2019.
He has extensive experience in the energy sector, including prior roles as CEO of Endeavour Energy, and CEO of United Energy and Multinet Gas.
Mr Narvaez has also held senior executive roles at General Electric, ATCO Group and Verve Energy, spanning strategy, business development, commercial, operations, major projects and joint ventures in Australia and internationally.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr Ellul is responsible for all key financial functions, as well as Investor Relations, Treasury, Insurance and Tax. He is also responsible for the Digital Division.
Mr Ellul has been with AusNet since 2010, in various senior finance roles and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in December 2019. Prior to joining AusNet, he held senior corporate accounting and audit and assurance roles at Telstra and KPMG. Mr Ellul is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and a former member of the CAANZ Victorian Corporate Advisory Panel.
Executive General Manager, Network Operations
Ms Crawford-Flett is responsible for the Network Operations Division, which brings together all field operations and service delivery to our customers across the transmission, distribution and gas networks, including responsibility for network operations and customer engagement.
Ms Crawford-Flett joined AusNet as a member of the executive team in April 2019. Prior to joining the company, Ms Crawford-Flett held a leadership role in Downer’s Renewables and Power Systems business unit, providing services to some of Australia’s largest energy businesses, including AusNet. She has extensive experience in the energy sector, gained through her time with Downer and from senior operational and project leadership roles with CitiPower and Powercor. Her earlier career also included significant operational management and project engineering roles in major building construction.
Executive General Manager, Network Management
Mr Neave leads the Network Management business unit, which is responsible for asset management, planning, network engineering, reliability, and network safety across our three regulated networks.
Mr Neave joined AusNet in July 2020. Prior to that he was the General Manager for CitiPower/Powercor’s Electricity Networks and a member of its executive team. Mr Neave has extensive experience in the energy sector and a track record of achievement in areas such as risk-based asset management practices, network performance, reliability improvement and capability development.
Executive General Manager, Growth & Future Networks
Mr Hymas was appointed to the newly created role of EGM, Growth & Future Networks in May 2020. This role was established to consolidate a range of activities into a single division, and to lead market development, innovation, and growth in existing and emerging markets.
Mr Hymas has over 19 years’ experience in the energy industry and a deep understanding of the industry’s strategic, commercial and regulatory drivers, which are essential in assessing AusNet’s immediate and long-term growth opportunities. Mr Hymas joined AusNet Services as General Manager Strategy and Business Development before establishing the Mondo business as AusNet’s growth vehicle (Mondo is now part of Growth and Future Networks). Prior to moving into the energy industry, Mr Hymas started his career as an accountant with Arthur Andersen and Motorola Australia & New Zealand.
Executive General Manager, Strategy & Transformation
Mr D’Sylva is responsible for managing the development and implementation of AusNet’s corporate strategy, business planning and transformation.
Mr D’Sylva has diverse executive leadership experience in the utilities sector, including strategy, company-wide transformation, business development and growth. Prior to joining AusNet, Mr D’Sylva held senior executive roles including General Manager, Strategy and Insights at Endeavour Energy, and prior executive roles at United Energy and Multinet Gas and Synergy.
Executive General Manager, People & Safety
Ms McConnell leads the People and Safety teams and is responsible for our safety, sustainability, people, culture, capability, remuneration, facilities and corporate communications functions.
Ms McConnell was appointed Executive General Manager People and Safety in August 2020. Prior to joining, Ms McConnell worked for several publicly listed and private organisations both in Australia and overseas. Ms McConnell’s most recent corporate role was as the Group Manager – Strategy Execution at Latitude Financial Services, a leading consumer finance company. Prior to that she was the Chief People Officer at Latitude, leading a significant change agenda across all aspects of people, capability, culture, and corporate affairs for the business. Prior to Latitude, Ms McConnell was the inaugural Chief People Officer for the mining company created via a demerger from BHP, South32. Ms McConnell also enjoyed an 18-year career with BHP, working in multiple roles across Australia, the UK and Canada.
Executive General Manager, Governance, General Counsel and Company Secretary
Ms Kelly is responsible for AusNet’s legal, audit, risk, compliance and company secretarial functions.
Ms Kelly was appointed Executive General Manager, Governance, General Counsel and Company Secretary in July 2020. Prior to joining AusNet, Ms Kelly worked for Clayton Utz for 15 years, including over 12 years as a Partner in its Construction and Major Projects Group. Ms Kelly is a highly accomplished legal professional and senior leader, recognised for her development of talent and capability and championing of workplace diversity and inclusion.
Acting Executive General Manager, Regulation & External Affairs
Mr Hill leads the Regulation & External Affairs Business Unit at AusNet. In his role, he has accountability for government relations and media management, as well as regulatory and energy policy matters. Experience and expertise Mr Hill is a senior executive with over 25 years’ experience in strategic and operating roles in the energy, resources, infrastructure and investment banking industries. He has been with AusNet for two stints over more than 14 years and is an experienced leader with a track record of leading teams in complex environments. Mr Hill has held several executive roles, including as the Executive Officer and adviser on the establishment and future strategy of the Australian Energy Market Operator Ltd in 2009. He has worked for investment banks, Credit Suisse First Boston, and NatWest Markets and, as a chartered accountant, for a range of clients including a large number within the energy, mining, and mineral exploration sector