Tas Gas appoints new CEO
The board of Tas Gas has appointed Phaedra Deckart as its new chief executive officer, effective 19 October 2020. She will succeed Cameron Evans who has held the position for the past two years.
Phaedra has been the senior executive with AGL since 2015 and has been part of the transformation of the company’s energy supply portfolio across gas, power, fuel and logistics while navigating the transition to renewables across solar, wind and battery technology.
Additionally, she has held various positions across the gas and energy sector including Santos across the domestic gas and global LNG market.
“I am delighted to be joining Tas Gas, a business that has Tasmania at its heart and provides gas distribution and gas supply to Tasmanians to heat their homes and provide energy to their businesses,” she says.
“It is a privilege to take up this role and ensure we continue to provide this essential service to customers and grow the business from its solid foundation.
“As we look to the future and to getting the Australian economy moving again, I believe the energy sector can play a key part in the recovery.”
Tas Gas chair Paul Adams says the board was pleased to have appointed someone with Phaedra’s reputation and experience to lead Tas Gas through the next phase of its growth: “We’re excited to have someone who has built such a strong reputation for advocating for the continuing role of gas as the natural partner in Australia’s energy transition and for providing a voice for the customer’s and communities that she’s served.
“We look forward to working with Phaedra and we are confident she will help to achieve the company’s full potential over coming years.”