Endeavour Energy appoints new independent chair

Headshot of Endeavour Energy incoming independent chair Cheryl Bart AO
Endeavour Energy incoming independent chair Cheryl Bart AO

The Hon. Robert Webster will step down as independent chair of the Endeavour Energy Board in June after six years with the business, being succeeded by incoming independent chair Cheryl Bart AO.

Bart is a highly experienced chair and non-executive director of government and private sector organisations, with strong experience in energy, renewables and infrastructure, and broad experience across financial services, utilities, media, defence, sport and major events sectors. 

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She is currently chair of Tilt Renewables and TEDxSydney and a non-executive director of SG Fleet ltd, Audio Pixels, Shaw of Australia and the Moriah Foundation and has previously held director roles with SA Power Networks and Spark Infrastructure, among others. 

Bart said she was pleased to be joining such a strong and reputable organisation.

“Endeavour Energy is a leading and trusted supplier of affordable, safe and reliable electricity to over 2.7 million people living and working in working in Sydney’s Greater West, the Blue Mountains, the Southern Highlands, Illawarra and the South Coast of NSW,” she said in a statement.

“The business is positioned at the heart of Sydney’s burgeoning growth, with a new city and mega infrastructure being built in Western Sydney. I am looking forward to the opportunity to work alongside both the Board and the executive team to continue to drive sustainable growth as Endeavour Energy drives the transition to a renewable future,” she said. 

Endeavour Energy CEO Guy Chalkley welcomed Bart to the role and thanked Webster for his contribution to the organisation. 

“Robert joined Endeavour Energy in 2017 as our inaugural independent chair, following the NSW Government’s long-term lease of its electricity assets,” he said

“Throughout the years he has overseen the transformation of Endeavour Energy into a customer obsessed, industry leading energy solutions provider focused on driving sustainable growth. 

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“As a veteran of the industry, Robert has left an enduring mark on the business and I want to take this opportunity to publicly thank him for his long-standing support of and commitment to the business and his leadership of the Board and guidance to the executive team.”

Bart’s appointment will commence on 6 June 2023.

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