Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Corrective Services; Industrial Relations

    New Chief Executive Officer appointed at Synergy

    16/05/2022 1:00 PM
    • David Fyfe appointed Chief Executive Officer at Synergy, starting today

    The McGowan Government is pleased to announce that Synergy has appointed David Fyfe as its new Chief Executive Officer.


    Mr Fyfe is a highly qualified executive with more than 20 years' experience across the energy and telecommunications sectors.


    He has previously held executive roles in operations, commercial sales, asset management and business development.


    Prior to joining Synergy in 2020 as its General Manager Commercial, Mr Fyfe was with Western Power for over a decade where he was Executive Manager - Operations and Acting CEO.


    Mr Fyfe has qualifications in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland, and has held board positions in listed and not-for-profit organisations, including the Fiona Wood Foundation as a Non-Executive Director.


    His appointment follows a recruitment process led by the Synergy board that considered a strong field of internal and external candidates.


    Mr Fyfe was appointed as Synergy's Acting CEO in February 2022 following the announcement that former CEO Jason Waters would join Gold Corporation.


    Synergy is Western Australia's largest electricity generator and retailer of gas and electricity, with more than one million residential, business and industry customers.


    Comments attributed to Energy Minister Bill Johnston:


    "I congratulate David Fyfe on his appointment as Synergy's new Chief Executive Officer.


    "Mr Fyfe's extensive experience across Western Australia's electricity sector places him in a strong position for the challenges and opportunities he will face, as we progress towards a low-carbon, renewable energy future.


    "He has a proven track record of delivering customer-focused business strategies and achieving success in the two major government trading enterprises in the energy sector."


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