The Western Australian Government has announced two new appointments to Synergy’s Board.

Bronwyn Barnes and Richard Watson will have been appointed to the Board for two-year terms.

Ms Barnes has served as a member of several boards across a variety of industries, and was inducted into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame earlier this year.

Mr Johnston said that Ms Barnes brings outstanding corporate governance and planning skills, and her experience seeing through large and complex projects.

Mr Watson is an economist and graduate of Cambridge University, and has also been the executive director at the Department of Treasury since 2014.

“Mr Watson brings a variety of expertise to the board,- including in revenue policy issues and economic forecasting,” said Mr Johnston.

“These new appointments will enhance the board’s skills and capabilities, and help guide Synergy through continuing change in the energy sector. “

In addition to these new appointments, Rob Bransby has been reappointed for an 18-month term and Michele Dolin has been reappointed for a two-year term.

“On behalf of the State Government, I would like to congratulate Bronwyn Barnes and Richard Watson on their appointments.

“I am confident that Ms Barnes and Mr Watson’s extensive experience will be invaluable to the Synergy board, and that they will help deliver the best outcomes for Western Australians.

“I am glad to have such an exceptional board membership during this time of change for the energy sector.

“I would also like to thank outgoing director David Hunt for his contribution to the board.”

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