Senator the Hon Katy Gallagher, Minister for Finance, Minister for Women, Minister for the Public Service
The Hon Chris Bowen MP, Minister for Climate Change and Energy
The Albanese Government is pleased to announce the re-appointment of three directors to the Snowy Hydro Limited (SHL) Board of Directors.
David Knox will continue as Chair for a further 18 months, and Sandra Dodds and Karen Moses will remain as Non-Executive Directors, maintaining both certainty and gender equity among SHL’s leadership.
Mr Knox, Ms Dodds and Ms Moses bring with them extensive experience in the energy, infrastructure and construction industries.
“I congratulate Mr Knox, Ms Dodds and Ms Moses for the skills and expertise that they bring to this re-appointment and am pleased that the Snowy Hydro Board is maintaining gender equity in these important positions,” said the Minister for Finance, Katy Gallagher.
“I look forward to all members of the board continuing the vital work of Snowy Hydro as its role in powering Australia grows.”
The Albanese Govt inherited hidden delays from the Coalition on Snowy 2.0 and the Kurri Kurri Hunter Power Project. Mr Barnes has been appointed to bring a fresh approach to SHL.
Snowy 2.0 will be an essential provider of dispatchable capacity to the National Electricity Market over coming decades. The shareholder Ministers are looking forward to the Board and CEO addressing legacy issues and delivering these critical projects consistent with the highest standards as Australians expect from the iconic Snowy Hydro company.
Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen said the re-appointments came at a pivotal time for SHL, following last month’s announcement of a new Managing Director.
“The re-appointed members will be responsible for overseeing and guiding Dennis Barnes and his team to rectify and deliver Snowy 2.0 and the Kurri Kurri Hunter Power Project,” Minister Bowen said.
“Their expertise will contribute to Snowy Hydro’s role underpinning the reliability and affordability of the National Electricity Market and the transition to net zero by 2050.”
Mr Knox has served as Chair of SHL since 2020 and his term has been extended for a further 18 months to help with the transition of the incoming Managing Director.
Ms Dodds and Ms Moses have held their positions at SHL since 1 July 2019 and have both been extended for an additional 3 years to ensure continuity while the new Managing Director sets a new direction for the organisation.
Dennis Barnes began his five-year tenure as Managing Director and CEO of SHL on Wednesday 1 February.