Jemena’s leadership team is experienced, commercially savvy and committed to building a world class business. They’re at the forefront of the technological, regulatory and industrial advances transforming the Australian energy sector.

Leadership team

Paul Adams

Sun Peng

David Gillespie

Shaun Reardon

Alf Rapisarda

John van Weel

Antoon Boey

Jodie Blake

Cameron Dorse

Tina Ooi

Paul Adams

Managing Director

Paul has more than 30 years’ experience in the Australian energy sector. Appointed Jemena Managing Director in 2008, Paul has led the expansion of the Jemena Gas Network and is establishing Jemena as a world leader in electricity distribution and pipeline infrastructure, technology, ownership and management.

Paul has a Bachelor of Engineering (first class) and a Graduate Diploma of Management and Finance from Swinburne University. He's also completed the Executive Development Programme with the Australian Graduate School of Management, the Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Leading Change and Organisational Renewal at Harvard Business School.

Paul is Chair of Zinfra Group, Deputy Chair of ActewAGL, Director of the Australian Gas Industry Trust, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and Chairman of the industry peak body the Energy Networks Association.

Sun Peng

Deputy Managing Director

Mr Sun was appointed Deputy Managing Director in July 2016.  He has more than 25 years’ experience in China’s power industry. During his career he has worked in a range of senior engineering and senior management roles as Director and General Manager.

Mr Sun worked at Hubei Electric Power Company for more than 20 years. He was the Deputy Mayor of Shishou City, Hubei Province, responsible for Industry, Science, Technical Development and Safety Management from 2007 to 2010, and was Deputy Director of Science, Technology and Information Department of Hubei Electric Power Company from 2012 to 2013. Prior to Mr Sun’s appointment with Jemena and SGSPAA, he was General Manager of Suizhou Electric Power Supply Company, Hubei Province, in charge of the whole enterprise from 2013 to 2016.

Mr Sun holds a Bachelor Degree majoring in Power System and Automation from North China Electric Power University and a Masters Degree in Micro-processor based protection from North China Electric Power University.

David Gillespie

Chief Financial Officer

David is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Queensland. His experience includes six years at Deloitte in a variety of management roles and nine years as an Independent Member of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute’s Audit Finance and Risk Committee. Mr Gillespie is also an Independent Director of the Victorian Clinical Genetics Service.

Throughout his twelve year career at Jemena Mr Gillespie has held a range of roles including General Manager of Corporate Finance Australia, Manager of Finance Strategy, and Risk and Internal Audit Manager. In these roles Mr Gillespie has been responsible for:

  • Leading and managing Jemena’s treasury function with a focus on front office management of key bank and capital market relationships and active treasury risk management
  • Strategic investments on behalf of Jemena’s parent companies in Australian energy and utility companies including United Energy, ActewAGL distribution in the ACT, and Zinfra
  • Directing the long-term financial strategy and planning process of Jemena’s $10.5 billion portfolio of regulated and non-regulated infrastructure assets.

David is also a regular media contributor and commentator on financial matters.

Shaun Reardon

Executive General Manager Customer and Markets

Shaun is responsible for driving corporate and regulatory strategy, including public affairs, government relations and commercial oversight, for our Network and Pipeline assets. An engineer by training, he has more than 20 years’ senior experience in the energy industry across strategy, asset management, marketing, regulatory and commercial roles.

Shaun has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Marketing. He is also is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Director and President of the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (formerly Australian Pipeline Industry Association).

Alf Rapisarda

Executive General Manager Asset Management

Alf provides leadership, planning and direction for Jemena’s asset management functions. In the energy industry for 37 years, he has held senior roles in engineering, operations, sales and marketing, research and planning.

Alf holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chem)(Hons) and a Masters of Business Administration and was an inaugural Director of the NSW Gas Market Company, and The Energy Networks Association.

John van Weel

Executive General Manager Service Delivery

John leads a team ensuring our assets are efficiently and effectively designed, constructed, operated and maintained and that services to customers meet their expectations. He has been in the energy industry since 1984, working in engineering, operational, regulatory and general management roles at the Gas and Fuel Corporation, Multinet Gas, United Energy, Alinta, National Power Services and Jemena.

John holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and has a post graduate Diploma in Management.

Antoon Boey

Executive General Manager Corporate Development

Antoon Boey leads a team responsible for evaluating new business opportunities, enhancing and diversifying Jemena’s asset and infrastructure footprint. With more than 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, Antoon has worked in Australia, Europe and Asia and the Middle East. Prior to joining Jemena, Antoon was with Royal Dutch Shell, where he was responsible for overseeing Shell’s interests in Arrow Energy.

Antoon has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and has attended a senior leadership development program at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Jodie Blake

Executive General Manager People, Safety and Environment

Jodie provides strategic leadership, planning and direction for our people, safety, environment and internal communications functions. She has extensive experience in the energy industry in all facets of human resource management, including employee and industrial relations, organisational development and change management.

Jodie has a Bachelor of Business with a major in Human Resource Management and a Masters in Industrial & Employee Relations.

Cameron Dorse

Chief Information Officer

Cameron has responsibility for the transformation and simplification of our Information Technology function. He has more than 15 years’ experience in the energy industry, having held CIO and senior business operational roles within Alinta, TRUenergy and TXU. Cameron also has significant international experience rolling out new IT systems and process for Mars Inc across Asia and China.

Cameron has a Masters of Science degree in Biometry and a Bachelor of Science Degree (Honours) in Mathematics and Statistics.

Tina Ooi

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Tina has more than 20 years’ experience providing strategic legal advice and leadership to the energy sector. She was a Senior Associate with leading Australian law firm Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills) and has held senior regulatory, commercial and legal positions with Pulse Energy, United Energy, Alinta and Jemena. Tina was appointed General Counsel and Company Secretary in January 2010.

Tina has a Bachelor of Laws (Hons)/Bachelor of Commerce (Hons), is a member of the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.