Jemena key senior appointments

Jemena appointed John van Weel to the position of executive general manager, Jemena Infrastructure Services in March.

Mr van Weel has worked in a variety of senior roles and organisations during the past 21 years, including his previous role at Jemena as general manager, gas, AlintaGas Networks (now WA Gas Networks) as manager, network operations, and has previously held various general and engineering management roles at United Energy, Multinet Gas, the Gas & Fuel Corporation of Victoria and the Rural Water Commission of Victoria.

“John brings enormous skill and experience across both gas and electricity management, covering all aspects of contracted service delivery and asset management, to the role” Jemena managing director, Paul Adams said.

“John’s immediate priorities are the achievement of Jemena Infrastructure Services’ safety, revenue and profit targets and the continued delivery of a competitive contracted services business to our customers, as well as making Jemena Infrastructure Services a great place to work.”

As a result of Mr van Weel’s promotion to this executive general manager role, Jemena has appointed Peter Bowden to the position of Jemena Infrastructure Services gas general manager.

“Peter is well known and respected within Jemena and the broader gas industry. He brings significant experience and skill to this role having spent some 30 years in the gas industry covering all aspects of network operations and asset management,” Mr Adams said.

In his new role, Mr Bowden will manage the functions of design, construction, operation, and maintenance to deliver effective management of gas transmission and distribution networks on the east coast of Australia including the Jemena Gas Networks in New South Wales, Multinet Gas in Victoria, Tasmanian Gas Networks in Tasmania, the Eastern Gas Pipeline, the Queensland Gas Pipeline, and the Tasmanian Gas Pipeline.

“Peter understands our gas business and the strategic issues our business faces. While ensuring Jemena Infrastructure Services Gas operations remain safe, his priorities are to continue the business focus on operational improvement, achieving commercial outcomes and ensuring it is well positioned to meet the challenges of the future,” Mr Adams said.