Former AGL boss Brett Redman takes helm at Transgrid

New Transgrid CEO Brett Redman
New Transgrid CEO Brett Redman (Image: AGL)

Former AGL CEO Brett Redman will take the helm at electricity network operator Transgrid following the departure of CEO Paul Italiano in July.

Redman last week stated he was proud of his near 15-year stint at AGL and noted the difficult task faced by the industry as it works through a complex renewable-led reworking of the grid.

“Transition is often difficult, both as an industry and personally. But it is how we move forward to an exciting future,” he said.

“Transgrid will play a pivotal role in Australia’s decarbonisation journey.

“I am committed to working closely with governments and other stakeholders so Transgrid can invest in and deliver the transmission projects that will transform the network.”

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“Brett’s experience in managing complex change and transition issues in the energy industry and his commitment to the development of renewable and sustainable energy projects make him an excellent candidate to lead Transgrid in the new era of transformation of the energy system,” Transgrid chairman Jerry Maycock said.

Redman is well placed to help Transgrid deliver its Energy Vision, which it unveiled in October. The plan details Transgrid’s ambitions to support the shift to clean energy and decarbonisation.

“The aim of the Energy Vision is to demonstrate an evidence based approach that there is a pathway to enable Australia to become a global leader in clean energy, delivering significant benefits for the economy. The Energy Vision is the blueprint for what needs to happen in our energy system to capture this opportunity for the whole nation,” Transgrid executive manager for network planning and operations Kasia Kulbacka said.

Redman’s new role officially begins November 16.