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Our leaders

Board of Directors

  • Dr Dan Norton, AO – Chair

    An experienced Chairman and CEO, Dan has worked in the electricity and transport industries, in central government agencies and in international commodity marketing. He has firsthand experience across a broad range of areas including public policy, electricity, transport (including ports and rail), privatisation and corporatisation, financial management reform, education, water and sewerage services, health science research, health services, information and communications technology, agricultural marketing and public sector management.

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    Dan is also Chairman of WINconnect, a Board Member of Infrastructure Australia, Chairman of the Executive Steering Committee Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment, and a Director of his consulting company Trinitas.

    His former positions include: Interim Chairman of Forestry Tasmania, Chairman of Tasmanian Ports Corporation (TasPorts), Chairman of Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, Chairman of the National Electricity Market Management Company (NEMMCO), Deputy Chairman of Tasmanian Water & Sewerage Corporation (TasWater), Deputy Chairman of Aurora Energy, CEO & Managing Director of both Aurora Energy and Hydro Electric Corporation, Secretary of Department of Premier and Cabinet (Tas) and Deputy Secretary of Department of Treasury and Finance (Tas).

  • Peter McIntyre – Non-Executive Director

    Previously Managing Director of TransGrid, Peter also held several executive positions there, with responsibilities including regulatory strategy, revenue reset, customer engagement, asset management, network planning and system operations.

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    Peter is a past Deputy Chairman of the Energy Networks Association, past Chairman of Grid Australia and past Deputy Chairman of the Australian Power Institute.

    Peter holds a BSc, a BE (Hons) in electrical engineering and an MBA. He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Energy.

  • Joanne Doyle – Non-Executive Director

    A Partner of WLF Accounting and Advisory, Joanne is an audit and advisory specialist having worked in the industry for over 30 years.

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    Joanne is a Trustee on the Solicitors’ Trust, a Registered Company Auditor, Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and a past director of Civil Construction Services Corporation.

  • Roger Gill – Non-Executive Director

    With broad experience in the electricity, water, agriculture, transport, infrastructure development and construction sectors, Roger is Managing Director of Hydro Focus, which specialises in consulting in renewable energy in Australia, Asia, Africa and South America. Roger is also a Vice President of the International Hydropower Association (UK) and a Non-Executive Director of Pacific Hydro (Aust).

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    His former corporate governance roles have included Non-Executive Director of Tasmanian Irrigation, TasRail, Tasmanian Water and Sewerage Corporation (southern region) and member of the Tasmanian Renewable Energy Industry Development Board.

  • Dr Julie Beeby – Non-Executive Director

    Julie has more than 25 years’ experience in the resources sector, specifically in the minerals and petroleum industries and was recently a Non‐Executive Director of Powerlink Queensland and was Chair for the last four years. She is currently a Non‐Executive Director of Whitehaven Coal and Moreton Bay College.

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    Julie has previously held non‐executive director positions on the Boards of Zerogen, Gloucester Coal, Forge Group, CRC Mining, Australian Coal Association Low Emissions Technology and Australian Coal Research.

    Her executive career spanned senior roles in chemicals and natural resources, including CEO of a listed public company. Her qualifications include Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Organic Chemistry, PhD in Physical Chemistry, Graduate Diploma in Technology Management, Master of Business Administration and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ Company Directors Course. Julie is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.

  • Sarah Merridew – Non-Executive Director

    Formerly a Partner of Deloitte, Sarah is a Chartered Accountant and experienced company director of listed public companies, government owned corporations, private companies and community organisations. With expertise in audit, risk management, governance and business advisory services across a broad range of industries including financial services, dairy, mining, transport and heavy manufacturing.

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    Sarah’s previous non-executive director roles include TasRail, MyState and subsidiary companies, Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania, TasWater, the former Tasmanian Water and Sewerage Corporations, Tasmanian Perpetual Trustees, and Tasmanian Public Finance Corporation (TASCORP).

TasNetworks Leadership Team

  • Lance Balcombe – Chief Executive Officer

    Lance joined TasNetworks from Hydro Tasmania, where he held senior management positions, most recently Chief Financial Officer. Lance is Director of Energy Networks Australia (and is Chair of its Transmission Committee), Member of the Australian Energy Market Commission Reliability Panel and Director of Liferaft Systems Australia. 

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    He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Tasmania, is Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, is a Graduate of the Stanford Executive Program and Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Phillippa Bartlett – Company Secretary and General Counsel

    Phillippa joined TasNetworks from Hydro Tasmania, where she was recently in the role of Deputy General Counsel. 

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    A solicitor with more than 12 years' post-admission experience, Phillippa previously worked in private practice, where she specialised in commercial litigation. She holds a combined Bachelor of Arts/Laws degree.

  • Bess Clark – General Manager Project Marinus

    Bess joined TasNetworks from Transend Networks, where she was most recently Executive Manager Corporate Strategy and Compliance. Bess has 20 years' experience in the utilities sector, focusing on business strategy, stakeholder relations, regulation and compliance. 

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    She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning and is an active member of many professional associations.

  • Justine McDermott – General Manager People, Culture and Community

    Justine joined TasNetworks from Lion Nathan where she was Culture and Change Director – Supply Chain. 

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    She has extensive experience across the corporate sector in strategic people and culture leadership, and transformational change. She has an Honours Degree in Psychology and a Masters of Business Administration.

  • Mike Paine – General Manager Operations and Customer Service Delivery

    Mike joined TasNetworks from Southern Water, where, as CEO, he was responsible for the development and delivery of three strategic and financial plans for the business. 

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    His early career was in engineering and local government, before he moved into the utilities sector. Mike has a Bachelor of Engineering and has completed post-graduate studies in engineering management.

  • Michael Ash – General Manager Network, Commercial and Major Customer

    Michael joined TasNetworks from Transend Networks, where during his 16-year career with the business he was most recently acting Manager Project Delivery. 

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    Michael has 23 years’ experience in the utilities sector, focusing on major project delivery and service provider market development and performance management. Michael holds an Associate Diploma of Mechanical Engineering and has completed post-graduate studies in contract administration.

  • Michael Westenberg – General Manager Technology and Performance

    Since 2008, Michael has led large-scale technology enabled and organisational change management transformation programs including the implementation of TasNetworks’ Ajilis SAP program. 

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    Michael’s 19 years of leadership experience spans general management, program management, business improvement and organisational change management. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Corporate Management from Deakin University.