Robyn Clubb (Acting Chair)
BEc CA FFin MAICD
Essential Energy Term – 15 March 2018 to 14 March 2021
Robyn is an experienced director in the rural and financial sectors with extensive senior executive experience in the financial services industry. She is also a Chartered Accountant.
Robyn is the Acting Chair of Essential Energy, a member of its Audit and Risk Committee, Board Regulatory Committee and Safety, Human Resources and Environment Committee, the Chair of the Australian Wool Exchange, and a director of the Craig Mostyn Group, the Rice Marketing Board for the State of NSW, Pro Ten Limited, and Elders Limited. Robyn is also a trustee of the Farrer Memorial Trust, and a Councillor of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW.
Robyn was formerly the Chair of Boyce Chartered Accounting and the NSW Primary Industries Ministerial Advisory Council, and a director of Beef CRC Ltd, Murray Irrigation Limited, Rural Bank Limited and UrbanGrowth NSW (formerly Landcom).
John Cleland (Chief Executive Officer)
BEc DipFinMan CA FFin, GAICD
Appointed 18 July 2016
John is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with comprehensive executive and non-executive experience with large and complex organisations in the infrastructure (rail, ports, energy transmission and distribution), resources and logistics sectors.
John is a director of Essential Energy and a member of its Board Regulatory Committee, and a non-executive director of Energy Networks Australia.
John previously held the position of Head of Infrastructure, Coal Division at Anglo American PLC and prior to that he was the CEO of WestNet Infrastructure Group.
BSc/LLB LLM MBA GAICD
Essential Energy Term - 15 March 2018 to 14 March 2021
Jennifer is an experienced director with expertise in customer centred transformation and digital technology. She has over twenty five years of experience in the technology and media sector first as a lawyer and then executive including as Executive Director of Telstra’s Customer Office, responsibility for Telstra's $3B Fixed Voice business and start up business Platinum and General Counsel of Sensis.
Jennifer is a director of Essential Energy, the Chair of its Board Regulatory Committee, and a member of its Audit and Risk, and Safety, Human Resources and Environment Committees, a director of GUD Holdings Limited, Hansen Technologies Limited, Opticomm Pty Ltd, Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation and St Kilda Football Club.
Jennifer was formerly a director of TSM Pty Ltd (Telstra Security & Monitoring), Family Life Inc, Pacific Access Superannuation Fund and Kilvington Grammar School.
Essential Energy Term - 13 October 2016 to 12 October 2022
John has considerable experience in the energy industry, having held several executive positions in AGL, including Chief Financial Officer prior to his retirement in 2003.
John is a director of Essential Energy, the Chair of its Audit and Risk and Acting Chair of its Safety, Human Resources and Environment Committee.
John was formerly a director of the APA Group, Sydney Water, Alinta Energy, Foodlands Australia, Integral Energy and Australian Pipeline Trust.