Transgrid has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO),  after an extensive domestic and international recruitment process.

Brett Redman, who was most recently AGL’s Managing Director and CEO until his abrupt departure in April, has been appointed CEO of Transgrid, and is set to commence the role on 16 November 2021.

Transgrid Chair, Jerry Maycock, said, “I’m delighted that Brett will be joining Transgrid as we continue to lead the transition to Australia’s clean energy future.

“Brett’s experience in managing complex change and transition issues in the energy industry and his commitment to the development of renewable and sustainable energy projects make him an excellent candidate to lead Transgrid in the new era of transformation of the energy system.

“His commercial acumen and focus on innovation will also be invaluable as we grow Transgrid’s energy services and telecommunications business, Lumea, who continue to invest in new technologies including grid-scale batteries, energy management systems, and the electrification of transport.

“Transgrid is at the forefront of the energy transition and policies including the NSW Government’s Energy Road Map will drive the necessary investment in the energy system for the future.”

Until April 2021, Mr Redman was Managing Director and CEO of AGL Energy Limited (AGL), Australia’s largest energy generator and a leading energy retailer of energy with more than 4.5 million customers.

Mr Redman was appointed CEO of AGL in December 2018 after eleven years of holding senior leadership roles across AGL, including Chief Financial Officer. During this time, he led major transformational investment opportunities, including the creation of the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PowAR) to kick-start large-scale wind and solar development opportunities.

Mr Redman said, “Transgrid will play a pivotal role in Australia’s decarbonisation journey. As the backbone of our electricity market, transmission networks are critical to connecting renewable energy as the transition away from coal gathers pace.

“I am committed to working closely with governments and other stakeholders so Transgrid can invest in and deliver the transmission projects that will transform the network.

“Transgrid is investing in world-leading technology as it builds a modern grid for Australia. I’m looking forward to working with the team and with local communities to deliver the projects and the innovations that will accelerate Australia’s transition to a cleaner energy future.”

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