Endeavour Energy welcomes new CEO Guy Chalkley

Western Power CEO Guy Chalkley

Guy Chalkley has taken up the reins today as chief executive officer of NSW electricity network Endeavour Energy following his appointment by Endeavour Energy’s Board in December 2019.

Endeavour Energy’s Chairman Robert Webster said Guy is a highly regarded energy industry leader and influencer and a Board member of Energy Networks Australia.

“He joins us after four years as CEO of Western Power, a Western Australian state government-owned transmission and distribution network corporation,” he said.

“He brings a wealth of international, financial and operational experience gained across a diverse range of sectors operating in Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, and North and South America.

Reflecting on events since his appointment, Guy said, “I did not foresee how different the world would be in April 2020 when I had the privilege of being offered this role last December.

“Things look very different today for Endeavour Energy, our customers and the rest of the world. Business-as-usual has been torn up and it’s fair to expect the world as we knew it will not return as we embrace new ways of working. 

“I can already see and feel the way Endeavour Energy has quickly, innovatively and proactively adapted to this new normal as individuals, as teams and as an entire business. 

“It gives me a great sense of pride and confidence that we can quickly position ourselves as one of the leading network providers in the future. 

“The energy sector is also changing rapidly in the areas of customer choice, new technology, the use of data and the way we undertake our day-to-day jobs.”

Guy said he was looking forward to working with Endeavour Energy’s Board and Executive Leadership Team but would have to wait a little longer to meet the company’s 2300 employees in person.

“I would especially like to acknowledge the way in which Interim CEO Leanne Pickering has owned and successfully steered the company in some of the most trying situations that you could have been thrown,” Mr Chalkley said.

“I am delighted that Leanne will continue as a valued member of the Executive Leadership Team as General Counsel, Company Secretary and Interim General Manager, Strategy & Insights.” 

Prior to joining Western Power, Guy worked for a decade at Veolia Water and Thames Water in senior finance and regulatory roles. He is also a Leadership WA 2013 Alumni, graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA).