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Board of Directors - Retail (EEQ)

There are two sides to Ergon Energy – Retail and Network. Retail sells electricity to residential and business customers, while Network builds and maintains the electricity distribution network.

The Retail business is known as Ergon Energy Queensland Pty Ltd (EEQ) and following is the Board of Directors.

David Smales


Executive Director

First Appointed in October 2016

David began his career with the Central Electricity Generating Board in the United Kingdom and has more than 30 years’ international experience in the energy industry. His experience covers technical, operational, corporate and senior executive roles, and leading businesses through transformational change. David is a Director of various subsidiary companies of Energy Queensland, including Chairman of both Energex Limited and Ergon Energy Corporation Limited. David also chairs Energy Queensland’s Diversity and Inclusion Counsel. He holds a bachelor (honours) degree in mechanical and production engineering from Sheffield Hallam University (UK), a Masters of Business Administration from Warwick Business School (UK), is a fellow of Engineers Australia and also a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. David is also a Board Director of Energy Networks Australia (ENA).

Peter Scott


Executive Director

First Appointed in October 2016

Peter Scott was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in November 2016 and is responsible for managing the financial aspects of the Energy Queensland Group of companies, in addition to the company secretariat and general counsel functions. Peter’s portfolio also includes enterprise level information and reporting, strategic procurement, and the provision of property and corporate shared services. Peter is a Director of various subsidiary companies of the Energy Queensland Group. Prior to joining Energy Queensland, Peter was Energex’s CFO for two years. Throughout his career he has gained extensive experience as a senior executive in both local government and government-owned corporations, including holding various CFO and Chief Executive roles. Peter’s earlier career included a variety of banking and government/semi-government roles across regional Queensland.

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