AGL Energy has announced the appointment of a new Non-Executive Director, effective 1 March 2022. 

Vanessa (Fernandes) Sullivan  was appointed to the position following a thorough process conducted by the AGL Energy Board to appoint a further Director with experience in climate change risk, ESG governance and low emission industry transition, as announced on 12 August 2021.

Ms Sullivan is an experienced Non-Executive Director and Executive with strong commercial, financial, project development and strategy experience gained over twenty years, working across the energy, water and sustainability sectors and more recently in hydrogen industry development. This includes as a Climate Change Leader and Utilities Leader at EY and undertaking significant energy market reforms across the supply chain whilst at Queensland Treasury Corporation.

Ms Sullivan is currently a Non-Executive Director of Essential Energy, Eco Markets Australia, Niche Environment and Heritage and Sunwater. Ms Sullivan is also an independent member of Queensland’s Hydrogen Taskforce and a member of Centacare’s advisory board.

Ms Sullivan’s previous roles include senior positions in energy and water market reforms and low emission project developments. She has also held Non-Executive Director roles with Energex and the Smart Energy Council.

AGL Chairman, Peter Botten, said, “Vanessa’s extensive skills and experience in the areas of climate change, risk, ESG and energy markets will be of great value to both the AGL Energy Board and, subject to the proposed demerger proceeding, the Accel Energy Board into the future.

“Through our recently announced climate commitments for Accel Energy, we have set a new baseline in this area against which the company will measure its success and strive to improve as the energy market evolves. Vanessa’s expertise on the Board will be a vital contribution to this journey.”

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