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Hydro Tasmania’s mainland energy retailer, Momentum Energy, has appointed a new Managing Director.

Lisa Chiba will take over the role, following a long career in retail utilities and financial service sectors.

Hydro Tasmania Acting CEO, Ian Brooksbank, said Ms Chiba was perfectly placed to lead Momentum Energy into its next phase of growth, having spent the past 20 years in a variety of utility and financial leadership roles in Australia and the UK.

In the UK, Ms Chiba led customer services at iSupplyEnergy, and worked with a range of well-known brands as a director in customer and digital practice at management consultancy, Baringa Partners.

Since her return to Australia, Ms Chiba has been working with Origin Energy as Group Manager, Retail Growth and Governance. 

Mr Brooksbank said Ms Chiba already knows the Momentum Energy business through her role with Baringa Partners, where she worked with Momentum on customer strategy. 

“Being part of the Hydro Tasmania family gives Momentum Energy a unique and strong position in the retail market,” Ms Chiba said. 

“I’m passionate about the role energy companies can and should play in the path to net zero and I’m really excited to start working with the team to define the next stage of Momentum’s strategy.”

Ms Chiba’s appointment follows the resignation of Amy Childs in August 2021. 

Momentum Energy is a leading mid-tier energy retailer, headquartered in Melbourne and with a call centre and service team in Tasmania.

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