Leading energy infrastructure company, Jemena, has today announced the appointment of Kate Webster as new Group CFO following a competitive recruitment process.
Commenting on the appointment Jemena’s Managing Director, David Gillespie, said that Kate brings a wealth of energy and utility sector experience to the role.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kate to the Jemena team and are confident she is a natural fit for our Group and will make a strong contribution to the business,” said Mr Gillespie.
“Kate has an impressive understanding of not only the energy sector, but the challenges it faces – particularly in a financial context – as we work towards delivering on our net-zero ambitions.”
Mr Gillespie said Kate has worked in the energy sector in a range of in-house and consulting roles since 2001.
“Throughout her career Kate has held several roles including most recently as CFO and co-CFO for a number of Australian-based energy infrastructure businesses. In these roles she has overseen several successful capital raising programs. Kate’s experience also includes international positions in the energy sector, notably in the United Kingdom.”
Mr Gillespie said Kate also has a deep understanding of ESG frameworks in a financial context.
Kate will assume CFO responsibilities for Jemena and Zinfra (who share the same parent company) in early 2024.
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Jemena is a $12.4 billion company that owns and manages some of Australia's most significant gas and electricity assets. These include:
- the Jemena Gas Network servicing 1.5 million customers around NSW
- the Eastern Gas Pipeline which delivers gas from Victoria's Gippsland basin to the ACT, Sydney, and regional NSW
- the Queensland Gas Pipeline which supplies Gladstone and Rockhampton
- the Darling Downs Pipeline System which transports gas to the Wallumbilla gas trading hub, the 630MW Darling Downs Power Station, and to the feeder pipeline to the APLNG LNG liquefaction plant at Gladstone
- Jemena's Victorian electricity network which delivers electricity to over 370,000 homes and businesses in northern and western Melbourne
- the Northern Gas Pipeline from Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory to Mount Isa in Queensland.
Jemena also part-owns the ActewAGL electricity and gas distribution networks in the ACT and United Energy, which supplies electricity to more than 600,000 customers across south-eastern Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula.
More information on Jemena can be found at www.jemena.com.au