ActewAGL has announced the retirement of Stephen Devlin from the role of General Manager of Evoenergy.

Mr Devlin is leaving the ACT energy distributor, part of the ActewAGL Distribution partnership, to return to his home town of Brisbane for family reasons. His last day with Evoenergy will be Thursday, April 18, 2019.

“I am incredibly sad to see Steve leave the business,” ActewAGL Chief Executive Officer John Knox said. “Over the past decade, he has successfully guided Evoenergy through huge challenges, including the AER decision of April 2015 to significantly reduce network expenditure.

“Under intense pressure, Steve achieved the efficiency gains required, leading with courage, vision and a steadfast commitment to ensure Evoenergy is well-positioned for the future.

“With his background in electrical engineering and passion for new technology, Steve delivered a future-focused technological direction for Evoenergy and greatly improved the way it builds, operates and maintains network assets. As a result, Evoenergy is now one of the most reliable and well-designed networks in the country.”

Fiona Wright will take on a long-term role of Acting General Manager of Evoenergy in Mr Devlin’s absence. Ms Wright has been with the business for 26 years and has held senior leadership roles including head of health and safety, and primary assets manager.

“Fiona epitomises the concept of home-grown talent, having started with ActewAGL as a Cadet Engineer in 1993,” Mr Knox said. “Her technical knowledge and passion for the energy business, as well as her calm and pragmatic leadership style, make her the perfect choice to take on this role.”

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