Sandra Gamble (Chair)

With a background in engineering, regulation and government, Sandra has worked across the public, private and for-purpose sectors as board member, senior executive and consultant.

Most recently, Sandra was a Tribunal Member with the NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal, and the Chair of its Electricity Networks Regulation Committee and its Energy Savings Scheme Committee. At the Electricity Authority, New Zealand’s electricity market regulator, Sandra was a Board Member and the Chair of its System Operations Committee. Prior to that, she held senior executive roles with Jemena Limited and Sydney Water, and advised extensively on HVDC interconnectors Murraylink and Directlink.

Sandra currently sits on advisory boards for Sprint Venture Capital, the Institute for Science on Global Policy, and the Advisory Board Centre, and is a Divisional Councillor with the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Sandra holds a Master of Business Administration (Technology Management) and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering with Honours, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Alistair Parker

Alistair is the Chief Executive Officer of VicGrid, an Administrative Office within the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action. Alistair brings more than 35 years’ experience working in the energy industry, in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. This work has spanned electricity transmission asset management, regulation, operations, crisis management and strategy.

Alistair was previously a senior executive in AusNet Services, an electricity transmission and distribution network. Alistair has also served on the Board of C4NET, the Victorian Centre for New Energy Technologies.

Alistair holds a Bachelor of Electromechanical Engineering (Hons) from Aston University, England and a Master of Business Administration from Lancaster University, England. He also completed the Stanford Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2019.

Kate O’Sullivan

Kate has 25 years’ experience in public policy and infrastructure procurement and contracting at both Commonwealth and State Government levels. This includes the Commonwealth Department of Finance and Administration and the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance.

She has held several senior leadership roles in DTF and is currently the Deputy Secretary Infrastructure Division, Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance.

The Infrastructure Division’s primary focus is providing assurance advice on infrastructure projects throughout all phases of development and implementation. Kate leads the DTF team advising on the capital budget process. The Division produces whole of government policy frameworks and guidance relating to infrastructure, data analysis and insights and conducts strategic research relevant to the sector.

Kate holds a Bachelor of Planning and Design. Kate also represents DTF on the HealthShare Victoria Board.

Michael Eyers AM

Michael has more than 50 years’ experience combining private legal practice and senior roles in the public sector. He has held senior leadership roles in the management of major infrastructure projects as well as CEO or deputy CEO positions involving general management and corporate governance functions, often focussing on policy, strategic, regulatory, and finance issues.

Michael holds degrees in economics, business administration and law. His former corporate governance roles have included being head of the Department of Housing in NSW and Deputy CEO of the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games. He also has extensive experience as a lawyer in commercial practice. He has now retired as a solicitor but continues a consulting practice.

Kevin Kehl

Previously an executive leader at Powerlink Queensland and Energex,Kevin has more than 40 years’ experience in the energy industry across the distribution and transmission networks sector. He is currently a nonexecutive Director of TasNetworks and has held senior leadership roles in the energy sector, including twelve years in chief and senior executive management positions across business and market development, change, policy, strategic, regulatory, finance, customer and stakeholder relations, operations and governance functions.

Kevin holds a BE (Hons) in electrical engineering and a Graduate Certificate in Electricity Supply Engineering. His former corporate governance roles have included Member Director of a range of subsidiary companies including QCN Fibre and he currently runs a business that provides strategic guidance and facilitation services.

Dr Collette Burke

Dr Collette Burke has spent more than 30 years in the Engineering & Construction Industry in both the private and public sectors. She has worked in all states of Australia, and has moved through a variety of roles within telecommunications, road, tunnel, rail, building, marine and other major infrastructure projects.

Dr Burke holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from Victoria University, a Masters of Engineering Science, Engineering from UofNSW. She is an internationally acknowledged researcher, with a PhD in Risk Management of the Life Cycle of Construction Projects from RMIT.

Currently a Director to the boards of VicTrack, Australian Rail Track Corporation and ARRB Group Pty Ltd and Managing Director of a private engineering consulting firm; Exner Group, an engineering consultancy specialising in digital and immersive technology development.

Dr Burke was previously appointed the inaugural Victorian Chief Engineer at the beginning of 2018 to provide expert advice on major project design and engineering in Victoria. She has also held senior roles at Leighton Contractors (now named CPB).

The Hon Warwick Smith AO

Mr. Smith is Chairman, Advisory Board – Australian Capital Equity holder of interests in Seven Group Holdings (of which he is a Board Director), Seven West Media Limited, Coates Hire, Beach Energy, Boral, WesTrac and Caterpillar industrial services and equipment in Western Australia and New South Wales.  He is Chairman of Ord Minnett and Wollar Solar and a Board Director of Marinus Link Pty Ltd as well as the Lead Independent Director of Jemena Pipeline and Energy.  For Bravo Hold Pty Ltd (Capilano Honey), he is a Board Director. 

With the Business Council of Australia, Warwick is the Chairman of the Global Engagement Committee.  He has served as Chairman of the Australia–China Council for over 8 years and was the inaugural Chair of the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations. In addition, he was a Global Trustee of the Asia Society, headquartered in New York and Chairman Emeritus of the Asia Society in Australia.  He is the inaugural business representative for the BOAO Forum for Asia and a Committee Member, Boao Forum for the Asia Expert Committee on Financial Cooperation.

He has more than 20 years experience in banking and financial services having held senior roles as an Executive Director with the Macquarie Bank Group as well as Chairman New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory and former Senior Managing Director for the ANZ Banking Group Limited which included Chairman of ANZ Bank China and Chairman of ANZ Bank Thailand.  He has previously been Chairman of E*TRADE Limited; Board Director of Estia Health Ltd and Chairman of the Australian Sports Commission. He was also Chairman of the National Museum of Australia, the Australia–China Council and the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations.  

Warwick chaired the feasibility study into a second interconnector to improve the energy security and maximise Tasmania’s renewable energy resources. He was born in Tasmania and was a former Member for Bass and was an Australian Federal Government Minister with a parliamentary career spanning 15 years.  He was Australia’s first Telecommunications Ombudsman and has received a Centenary Medal and has twice been awarded an Order of Australia.