Hydro Tasmania has announced that its Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will remain in the role permanently.
Ian Brooksbank, who has been Hydro Tasmania’s Acting CEO since September 2021, will continue to lead the company through a disruptive period in the energy industry.
Mr Brooksbank has over 20 years’ experience in the energy industry, which has included overseeing the Torrens Island, Liddell and Batswater Power Stations. He also held executive finance roles with Country Energy (NSW), Blue NRG and AGL Energy.
Hydro Tasmania’s Chairman, Grant Every-Burns, said Mr Brooskbanks’s blend of experience makes him the right person to lead the company through the challenges of technological innovation and rapidly changing environmental policies in Tasmania.
“Over the past nine months, Ian has provided strong leadership to the Hydro team and worked closely with Government to kick start the Tarraleah upgrade works as part of the Battery of the Nation initiative. He has delivered strong financial performance and demonstrated a high level of care for our people and the Tasmanian community,” Mr Every-Burns said.
Mr Brooksbank said he was keen to build on the progress Hydro Tasmania has made under his leadership.
“Throughout my career in Australia’s energy industry I have never witnessed such a rapid rate of disruption and change as we are experiencing at the moment,” Mr Brooksbank said.
“We are on the cusp of the most critical transformation our industry has ever experienced, which brings great challenges but also great opportunities, especially for a clean energy business with such an incredible pioneering legacy.
“I’m proud to take on the responsibility of leading Hydro Tasmania’s next chapter, that will see us make an even greater contribution to Tasmania and support a clean energy future for all Australians.”