Spark Infrastructure announces the appointment of Mr Miles George to the Board of Spark Infrastructure with effect from today. This follows the announcement at the Annual General Meeting (‘AGM’) in May that Ms Anne McDonald intends to retire from the Board before the end of the year.
As part of its succession planning, the Board undertook a search process which identified Mr George as a new Director. Mr George will stand for election to the Board at the AGM in 2020 as a new independent Non-Executive Director with the unanimous support of the Board.
Mr George has over 30 years’ experience in project development, investment, financing and management in the renewable energy industry and the broader infrastructure sector. He led the InitialPublic Offer and listing of Infigen Energy’s business in 2005 and was Managing Director of Infigen Energy from 2009-2016. Mr George is a recognised leader in the Australian renewable energy industry, has served as a Panel Member on both AEMO and AEMC, and is currently the Interim Chief Executive Officer of CleanCo Queensland.
“I am delighted to welcome Miles to the Board of Spark Infrastructure. His extensive experience in the energy sector with a particular focus on renewables will be a valuable addition to the existing skills and experience of our Board,” said Dr. Doug McTaggart, Chairman of Spark Infrastructure.
In anticipation of Ms McDonald’s retirement, Mr Greg Martin has been appointed as the Chair of the Remuneration Committee. Ms McDonald will formally retire on 30 November 2019.
Ms McDonald has served as an independent director on the Board for 10 years including eight years as Chair of the Audit Risk and Compliance Committee and more recently two years as Chair of the Remuneration Committee.
“On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Anne for her valuable contribution and dedication and wish her well for the future,” Dr McTaggart said.