Aurora Energy Pty Ltd is a proprietary limited company with seven directors.
Geoff Willis (chairman)
was appointed a director on 29 November 2007. He became Chairman on 24 November 2001, following the retirement of previous Chairman John Hasker AM. Geoff was also appointed a director and Chairman of Aurora subsidiary Aurora Energy (Tamar Valley) Pty Ltd (AETV Power) on 15 December 2011. He had previously been a director of AETV Power.
Geoff was formerly CEO and board member of Hydro Tasmania from March 1999 until his retirement in 2006. Prior to his appointment to Hydro he was managing director of Amcor Paper Group.
He is the chairman of Colorpak Ltd and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and is a trustee of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. He previously chaired Tasmania's water and sewerage corporations. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Master of Business Administration.
Dan Norton (deputy chair)
was appointed a director on 26 November 2009. He is a former CEO of both Aurora Energy and the Hydro-Electric Corporation, former chairman of the National Electricity Market Management Company, former director of the NBN Tasmania Company and former Secretary of the Tasmanian Department of Premier and Cabinet.
He currently chairs the Tasmanian Ports Corporation and the Menzies Research Institute. He is also a director of Southern Water, Ben Lomond Water, Cradle Mountain Water, WINenergy Pty Ltd, Flinders Island Ports Company Pty Ltd, TasTherapeutics Pty Ltd and a private consulting company.
was appointed a director on 25 November 2010. He held senior management roles with Energy Australia and has been principal and Managing Director of Girna Engineering Management Services since 2003, specialising in the engineering and economics of the electricity distribution industry.
Mervyn is also a board member of Electricity Networks Corporation (Western Power) and Power and Water Corporation. He holds Honours and Masters degrees in Engineering and a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics).
was appointed a director on 1 April 2006. With a strong background in the energy sector, she is also a director of Yarra Valley Water and Synergy and a member of the Victorian Government's Earth Resources Development Council. She was previously the inaugural deputy chair and director of the Energy Retailers Association of Australia.
Caryle has a Bachelor of Business and is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
was appointed a director on 13 February 2006. He is the chairman of the Board Audit and Risk Committee. His board memberships include Citywide Services Pty Ltd, United Energy Distribution Holdings Pty Ltd, Multinet Group Holdings Pty Ltd and Snowy Hydro Limited.
Peter holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters in Business Administration and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of CPA Australia.
Dr Michael Vertigan AC
was appointed a director on 25 November 2010. He currently chairs MyState Limited, Tasmanian Perpetual Trustees and MyState Financial, and the Australian Government Solar Flagship Council. He is a board member of the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation and was previously a director of Eraring Energy.
Michael holds an honours degree in Economics from the University of Tasmania, a PhD from the University of California (Berkeley) and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Tasmania. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and of the Institute of Public Administration (Australia).
Dr Peter Davis
became a director following his appointment as Chief Executive Officer on 19 March 2004. He is chairman of Aurora subsidiary EziKey Group Pty Ltd and a director of subsidiary Aurora Energy (Tamar Valley) Pty Ltd.
Peter has worked in the energy industry since 1981. He is also a director of the Energy Supply Association of Australia, and chairs that organisation's Greenhouse Policy Committee. He is a member of the Council of the University of Tasmania, and chairs its Built Environment Committee.
Peter holds a PhD in Energy Engineering from the University of Queensland, an Honours degree in Physics from Monash University and a Masters of Business Administration from Deakin University. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia and of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.