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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.

Peter Scott


Executive Director

First Appointed in October 2016

Peter Scott was appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer from 1 July 2019 to 1 April 2020. Prior to this, Peter was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) from November 2016 and is responsible for managing the financial, energy pricing and energy regulatory aspects of the Energy Peter ScottQueensland Group of companies, in addition to the company secretariat and general counsel functions.

Peter’s CFO portfolio also included enterprise level information, digital services and reporting, strategic procurement, and the provision of 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.

Peter holds a Diploma of Business, a Bachelor of Business, a Master of Professional Accounting, and a Master of Business Administration. He is also a Fellow of Certified Practicing Accountants and was a Director on the Energy Super Board during 2017-18.

Rod Duke

GradDipMgt BEHons (Chemical)

First appointed in April 2020

Rod Duke was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Energy Queensland on 1 April 2020. Prior to this he held the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Gladstone LNG project operating company for Santos and its partners.

Rod brings extensive executive and energy industry experience working in senior roles at Santos, Singapore LNG Corporation, the Energy Market Authority and Woodside.

He has a strong commercial and safety focus with professional international experience in operations, commercial, marketing, trading, development, projects, engineering, construction and commissioning areas of the natural gas industry as well as leading transformational projects.

Rod holds a Graduate Diploma of Management and a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) with Honours. He is a board director on the University of Queensland School of Chemical Engineering Industry Advisory Board and with the LNG Marine Fuels Institute.

Belinda Watton

BCom MAppLaw GradCertAppFin GAICD

First appointed June 2018

Belinda is the Chief Transformation Officer at Energy Queensland. As an experienced senior executive, Belinda is currently leading a Belinda Wattonmulti-functional, diverse and geographically dispersed team of over 1000 people, driving the transformational and cultural change necessary to shape Energy Queensland to realise its vision of Energising Queensland Communities.

This is being achieved through the strategic direction and leadership of the people and safety functions, non-network assets (property, fleet, materials, inventory, warehousing), transformation and innovation teams.

Belinda has a track record of transforming cultures and delivering strong business performance in complex public, private and not for profit organisations. Belinda also holds directorships with Ergon Energy Retail, Energy Skills Queensland, the Electrical Safety Office and HELP Enterprises.

She has a Bachelor of Commerce, Masters of Applied Law, qualifications in finance, and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of Chief Executive Women

Jane Nant

BA (Hons), LLB (Hons), LLM, Grad Dip ACG, GAICD

First appointed June 2018Jane Nant

Jane joined Energy Queensland in May 2017 as Company Secretary.  She has over 10 years’ senior leadership experience in the utilities industry, most recently as the General Counsel and Company Secretary of Unitywater.

Jane started her career as a property, planning and environment lawyer at a top tier law firm.