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CIGRE Australia – CEO Announcement.

6 April 2023

CIGRE Australia is delighted to announce Peter McIntyre as their new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) commencing in July 2023.

CIGRE Australia was established in 1953 and boasts over 100 member organisations, and almost 400 active individuals participating in industry events as well as supporting 16 technical domains and corresponding panel activities. These professionals are focused on sharing and developing the right skills for today but with an eye to the challenges of tomorrow.

Peter McIntyre joins CIGRE Australia after leading high profile professional bodies, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Engineers Australia as Chief Executive Officer. This followed an extensive career in the electricity sector culminating in his appointment as the Managing Director of TransGrid, a critical participant in the National Electricity Market. Peter is a degree qualified Electrical Engineer with passionate views on the energy transition and developing the next generation of engineers and industry leaders.

CIGRE Australia Chair, Sean McGoldrick, announced Peter McIntyres’ appointment today following a comprehensive recruitment process by a specialist energy sector search firm.

“The CIGRE Australia Board join me in welcoming Peter to lead CIGRE Australia at a critical time in the energy transition for all stakeholders,” Sean McGoldrick said.

“CIGRE Australia has been the first point of call for power-network “know-how” for many years, and it will continue to be critically important in the energy transition.”

“We look forward to Peter leading us in this journey and challenging our Board, members, and stakeholders to remain relevant and influential in the development and delivery of power-network “know-how” which will support the energy transition”.

Sean McGoldrick thanked the outgoing CIGRE Australia CEO, Terry Killen for his long service and dedication in developing and protecting the CIGRE Australia brand. He will retire post facilitating the Cairns Symposium in September 2023.

“Terry has played a central role in the development of CIGRE Australia as a critical party in the local and international energy markets. The members and Board have benefited from his leadership. We wish him every success in his future endeavours.” Sean McGoldrick said.