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.
PAUL SIMSHAUSER AM
Executive General Manager – Corporate Development
Paul was appointed to the role of Executive General Manager – Corporate Development effective November 2017. Paul is responsible for leading Development, Risk & Compliance, IT, and People and Culture.
Paul’s previous roles include Director-General of the Queensland Department of Energy & Water Supply, and Chief Economist & Group Head of Corporate Affairs at AGL Energy Ltd. He has also held executive positions at Stanwell Corporation and Babcock & Brown.
Paul holds Bachelor Degrees in Economics and in Commerce, has a Masters Degree in Accounting & Finance, and a PhD in Economics. He is an FCPA and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Paul is also Professor of Economics at Griffith University’s Business School and is widely published on energy economics in academic journals.
Executive General Manager - Operations & Projects
Tony is the Executive General Manager - Operations & Projects and is responsible for the operation of Infigen's wind farms and delivery of development projects.
Tony joined Infigen in February 2017.
Tony has over 20 years’ experience working in the power sector having acted as an owner-developer with ERM Power and Stanwell Corporation, as a consultant to owners and financiers with Worley Parsons, and as a contractor with direct hands-on responsibility for the detailed design and construction of power projects with ABB Engineering Construction.
In addition to Infigen’s generation portfolio, Tony has been involved in the operations or construction of a number of Australia’s power stations including Braemar 2, Neerabup, Uranquinty, Collie, Stanwell and Kareeya power stations.
Early in his career, Tony worked as a researcher at the Energy Research Centre of the Australian National University with a specific focus on the commercialisation of solar thermal technologies.
Tony holds Master degrees in Commercial Law from the Melbourne University, Business Administration from the Deakin University, and Engineering from the Queensland University of Technology.