The Boards of Infigen Energy Limited (IEL) and Infigen Energy RE Limited (IERL) are responsible for the overall strategy and corporate governance of the Infigen Energy group, and comprise Directors with extensive financial, management, commercial, infrastructure and wind industry experience.
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Len was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of Infigen Energy in June 2017 and subsequently elected Chairman effective 31 December 2017. Len is also a member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee.
Len is a professional non-executive director with a 35 plus year career in the electricity, gas and infrastructure industries. He also provides energy and management consultancy services.
Len is currently Deputy Chair of Family Life, a community support services charity. His previous roles include Chairman of Alinta Energy, Chairman of Metgasco, Non-Executive Director of Ecogen Energy Pty Ltd, Non-Executive Director of Ampetus Energy Pty Ltd, Non-Executive Director of WDS Limited, Non-Executive Director of Verve Energy, Non-Executive Director of Ecogen Energy Pty Ltd, Managing Director and CEO of TXU Australia and Chairman of South East Australian Gas Pty Ltd.
Len holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the University of Melbourne and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Philip was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Infigen Energy in November 2010.
Philip is also a member of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee.
Philip is a Partner of TCI Advisory Service LLP (TCI), an advisor to a substantial security holder of Infigen Energy. Philip joined TCI in 2007 and his responsibilities include TCI’s global utility, renewable energy and infrastructure investments.
Prior to joining TCI, Philip led European Utilities equity research at Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers over a 12-year period. Philip is a UK Chartered Accountant (ACA) and has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Geotechnical Engineering.
Mark was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of Infigen Energy in September 2017 and subsequently Chairman of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee effective 31 December 2017. Mark is also a member of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee.
Mark has over 30 years of experience in the building materials and related industries, including roles such as Managing Director of Blue Circle Cement in the United Kingdom and senior management positions within the CSR group of companies in Australia and the United Kingdom.
Mark is the former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Adelaide Brighton Limited, a position he held for over 12 years before his retirement from the role in May 2014. Mark has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Cleanaway Waste Management Limited since March 2013 and became Chairman in September 2016. Mark is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Virgin Australia Holdings Limited (appointed January 2018) and Caltex Australia Limited (appointed April 2018).
Mark holds a Bachelor of Science (Ceramic Engineering), Masters of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) and Graduate Diploma in Management.
Emma was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of Infigen Energy in September 2017 and is the Chairman of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee. Emma is also a member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee.
Emma has significant corporate and operational experience within energy, fuel and industrial markets, and was previously the UK Managing Director for French utility Gaz de France’s gas and electricity retailing operations. Prior to this, Emma was Managing Director of British Fuels - Gas, the first independent company to gain a domestic retail licence following the deregulation of the UK's energy markets in the 1990’s.
Since moving to Australia in 2003, Emma has been an independent Non-Executive Director on the boards of companies in the oil and gas, resources, energy and energy infrastructure, engineering, waste management and facility management sectors.
Emma currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of Alumina Limited (appointed February 2011) and Cleanaway Waste Management Limited (appointed August 2011). Emma is a former Non-Executive Director of Programmed Maintenance Services Limited, Transfield Services Infrastructure Fund, Clough Limited and the DUET Group.
Emma holds tertiary qualifications in Science and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA). Emma is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Western Sydney and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Karen was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of Infigen Energy in December 2018. Karen is also a member of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee.
Karen is an experienced non-executive director, with involvement in several market sectors including energy, property and financial services. She has significant experience as a senior executive in the financial services sector and in excess of 10 years working directly with energy businesses.
Karen has specific expertise in risk and governance, deep expertise in credit risk and specialist knowledge of a number of industry sectors, including energy and infrastructure.
Karen is currently a non-executive director of Kina Securities Limited, Stanwell Corporation Limited, and Queensland Treasury Corporation (Capital Markets Board). She is a former non-executive director of CS Energy Ltd and Tarong Energy Corporation Ltd.
Karen holds accounting qualifications and is a Graduate of the Advanced Risk Management Course Wharton College, University of Pennsylvania, USA. Karen is also a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants, Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
ROSS ROLFE AO
Chief Executive Officer / Managing Director
Ross is the Chief Executive Officer / Managing Director of Infigen Energy.
Before his appointment as Chief Executive Officer / Managing Director in November 2016, Ross was an Independent Non-Executive Director of Infigen Energy from September 2011.
Ross has broad experience in the Australian energy and infrastructure sectors in senior management, government and strategic roles. In August 2008 Ross was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of Alinta Energy. Ross completed a capital restructuring of the business and stepped down from the CEO and Managing Director role in April 2011.
Prior to that appointment, Ross held the position of Director General of a range of Queensland Government Departments, including Premier and Cabinet, State Development, and Environment and Heritage, as well as the position of Co-ordinator General. Ross was also the Chief Executive Officer of Stanwell Corporation, one of Queensland’s largest energy generation companies from 2001 until 2005. Ross was previously Chairman of WDS Limited and CS Energy, and a non-executive director of CMI Limited and Thiess Pty Ltd. Ross is currently Chairman of the North Queensland Airport Group and a Board member of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility.
Executive Director - Finance & Commercial
Sylvia is the Executive Director - Finance & Commercial.
Before her appointment as Executive Director - Finance on 8 May 2017, Sylvia was an Independent Non-Executive Director of Infigen Energy from April 2016.
Sylvia is responsible for business services functions including Finance, Accounting & Statutory Reporting, Strategy and Legal.
Sylvia has over 20 years’ experience as a legally qualified chief executive officer, executive and senior investment banker across a broad range of businesses and countries, most recently working in the energy, infrastructure, defence and structured finance areas.
Sylvia has originated, structured and advised upon transactions including capital and debt issuance, IPOs, asset acquisitions and divestments, mergers and acquisitions, and trade sales. Sylvia has also provided corporate advice covering strategic planning, commercial negotiations, capital management and corporate governance.
Sylvia manages her own advisory firm, which she established in 2014 having previously worked with a number of international investment and advisory firms. From 2009 to 2011 Sylvia worked at the Alinta Energy Group. Prior to that Sylvia was the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of Global Investments Limited, which is listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange.