Hobart director elected to board of international hydropower association

Hobart director elected to board of international hydropower association
Entura managing director Tammy Chu

Entura’s managing director Tammy Chu has joined the board of the International Hydropower Association (IHA).

Hydro Tasmania CEO Steve Davy said Ms Chu is a deserving appointment, noting her extensive management and hands-on experience in the hydropower industry.

“Tammy’s appointment is recognition by the hydropower community of the contribution Entura and Hydro Tasmania make to global sustainable hydropower development, and of Tammy’s impressive credentials,” he said.

“I’m confident she will make a significant contribution to the work of the IHA and to the global hydropower sector.”

The IHA works to build and share knowledge on the role of hydropower in renewable energy systems, responsible freshwater management and climate change solutions. It has members in more than 80 countries.

Hydro Tasmania is an IHA Sustainability Partner, working to promote the continuous improvement of hydropower sustainability performance, including through applying the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol.

Ms Chu will be one of the members representing the East Asia and Pacific region.

“It is a great honour and a pleasure to serve as a member of the IHA Board for the next two years,” said Ms Chu.

“I am looking forward to working with other new board members to build on the great work delivered by the previous board to raise the profile of our industry and drive new growth opportunities for the association.”

Ms Chu has extensive managerial and business development experience in the consulting engineering industry within Australia and internationally. As a civil engineer, she specialised in the design and construction of mini-hydro and hydropower systems, project management, hydropower investigations, prefeasibility and feasibility studies, environmental assessments and approvals, resource investigations and resource water management.

An active member of the engineering community, Ms Chu publishes papers on a range of subjects and regularly presents at conferences. She has also spent time on national and international steering committees in both the water and energy sectors, which has further expanded her understanding and knowledge of the world’s best practice.

The first meeting of the new IHA Board recently took place in London, where strategy and priorities for the next two years were confirmed.