Where we've come from
Australian Gas Networks has a rich history, with our origins dating back some 150 years to the gas distribution networks of the former South Australian and Brisbane Gas Companies, and the Gas and Fuel Corporation of Victoria.
The South Australian and Brisbane Gas Companies (which started operating in the 1860s) were owned by Boral Limited. In early 1997, Boral decided to sell the distribution networks of both these companies by floating Envestra Limited as a new company. In March 1999, our company acquired part of the former Gas and Fuel Corporation's distribution network in Victoria. Today, our assets are collectively worth $3.4 billion.
Our group structure changed in September 2014. Three companies within the CK Group acquired all the listed shares in Envestra Limited and as a result, our name was changed in October 2014 to Australian Gas Networks. We are proud to operate under this name: it represents our business and supports our vision to be the leading gas distributor in Australia.
Since 2007, the operation and maintenance of our networks has been entrusted to APA Asset Management. Together with APA's efforts and commitment, we continue to deliver a safe and reliable supply of natural gas to customers connected to our networks.
Board and committees
AGN Board has extensive experience in the gas, electricity, infrastructure, and other industries. The Company benefits from also having on the Board representatives of both Australian and wider-ranging international companies. To assist in the execution of its duties, the Board has established three committees: Audit, Risk and Compliance, and Remuneration.
The AGN management team has extensive experience in the operational, financial, and regulatory aspects of the gas distribution sector.
MA (Natural Sciences)
Chief Executive Officer
|Former Director of Strategy and Regulation, and Chief Financial Officer at UK Power Networks. More than 15 years' experience in utilities banking across Europe, Asia, and Latin America.|
Chief Financial Officer
|Chartered Accountant with more than 15 years' experience in various corporate accounting and financial management roles with ASX-listed companies, including Santos Ltd and Henry Walker Eltin Group Ltd.|
Chief Customer Officer
|Some 25 years’ experience in development and application of regulatory arrangements in the energy industry, and extensive experience in commercial management of utilities.|
Craig de Laine
B.Eccon, P Grad Dip Eccon, M Econ
General Manager Strategy & Regulation
|Extensive industry experience, with 15 years' in utility regulation including previous roles at the Essential Services Commission of South Australia, and the Productivity Commission.|
B.CE, Grad Dip Engg Mgmt
General Manager, Network Operations
|With more than 30 years’ experience in utility operations, Mark oversees the distribution network asset management, from commissioning through to daily operational management.|
B.Law (Hon), B.Com
General Counsel & Company Secretary
|Roxanne manages the Legal and Company Secretary Team, overseeing and advising on all legal and governance matters. With 20 years of experience providing legal advice in the utility, natural resources and infrastructure sectors, Roxanne provides strategic legal support to all areas of our business.|
To get in touch with AGN's management team, please call 08 8227 1500 or contact us.