Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Hon Bill Johnston MLA

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

    New Western Power Chair appointed

    1/08/2022 9:00 AM
     
    • Denise Goldsworthy AO appointed new Chair of Western Power board

    Energy Minister Bill Johnston today announced the appointment of Denise Goldsworthy AO as Chair of the Western Power Board.

     

    Minister Johnston expressed his gratitude and acknowledged the service of retiring Chair Colin Beckett AO, who has served in the role for more than seven years.

     

    Ms Goldsworthy has served as a Non-Executive Director at Western Power Board since January 2018 and has extensive experience in the manufacturing, infrastructure, mining, and technology and innovation sectors.

     

    Ms Goldsworthy is the Managing Director and Owner of Alternate Futures - established to work at the interface between Australia's research organisations, tech start‐ups and industry. Ms Goldsworthy was named Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year in 2010, is a member of Chief Executive Women, and was inducted into the Western Australian Women's Hall of Fame in 2011.

     

    An appointment to replace Ms Goldsworthy as Non-Executive Director is currently underway.

     

    Other serving board directors are Greg Martin, Kathryn Barrie, Elisa Fear, Monish Paul and Eva Skira AM.

     

    Comments attributed to Energy Minister Bill Johnston:

     

    "Congratulations to Denise Goldsworthy on her appointment as Chair. I look forward to working with Denise in the new role at Western Power.

     

    "I would like to thank Colin Beckett for his time as Chair - and stewardship of the organisation as it transformed to meet rapid changes in the energy industry.

     

    "The Western Power board brings a diverse range of skills, and extensive business experience. I'm confident they will continue to make informed decisions in the best interest of customers, and its shareholders - the people of Western Australia."

     

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