The Board of Gas Energy Australia comprises leaders in gas production, distribution and delivery with decades of experience. The Board has responsibility for the strategic direction of the organisation, including:
- Oversight of the Gas Energy Australia annual budget;
- Setting and implementing the priorities for the Association, as well as agreeing on courses of action in implementing the Strategic Plan in accordance with agreed policy imperatives;
- Establishing Committees;
- Receiving advice from Committees and the Secretariat; and
- Appointing the Chief Executive Officer.
The Board also makes decisions on the admittance of new Members and Associates, based on the guidelines and criteria within the Gas Energy Australia Constitution and the Associate Alliance Deed...
Amber Fennell - Chair
Amber is General Manager, LPG, for Origin Energy. With over 25 years experience in the energy industry, she has end-to-end responsibility for Origin's LPG business, which employs 1,100 people across more than 70 sites in eight countries and three joint ventures in the Asia Pacific.
Her responsibilities include all aspects of the business including strategy, operations, supply chain management, compliance, logistics, sales and finance. Prior to this role, she was General Manager of Business Energy and Energy Services with Origin. She has held executive and senior finance and commercial roles with Origin, Simply Energy and AGL.
Amber has extensive experience driving and managing change and transformation initiatives, managing field-based operations and experience across all facets of financial management, including strategy, financial accounting, management reporting, planning, treasury, accounts payable and risk management.
She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Director on LPG Boards where Origin holds an interest, including Papua New Guinea, Fiji and American Samoa. Amber also sits on the Board of Neighbourhood Watch Victoria.
Amber holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Diploma in Modern Languages (French), from the University of Melbourne, and is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA).
Anthony Gillbert - Deputy Chair
Anthony is a Director of Elgas, which is Australia and New Zealand's leading LPG marketer, selling LPG and LNG to residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural and automotive customers across both countries.
Prior to this role, he held a range of senior commercial and supply chain management roles for BOC, Elgas and Shell in the Asia Pacific.
Anthony has a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Sydney and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Australian Graduate School of Management.
Tony Say - Treasurer
Tony is the Executive Chairman of CEM International, which was established in 1972 and is Australia's leading supplier of control equipment for LPG.
He has worked with CEM for 31 years in a variety of roles, including 10 years as Marketing Manager. He was appointed CEO in 2003 and Chairman in 2018.
Tony was elected to the GEA Board in 2009 and has served as Treasurer since 2010.
Rohan the General Manager, Projects, in the Fuels and Infrastructure division at Ampol.
Ampol's vision is to be the market leader in the supply of transport fuels in Australia, supported by the company's strong history in the supply of alternative fuels, such as biofuels, LPG and CNG.
Having joined Caltex Australia in 2001 as a process engineer at the Kurnell Refinery, Rohan has worked in a range of project, supply, operations and technical leadership roles across the company.
Rohan holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) (Honours) degree from The University of Adelaide, a Masters of Business Administration (Executive) from the AGSM at the University of New South Wales, and a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University.
He is a Member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers and a Chartered Engineer.
Tanya is the General Manager for Kleenheat Gas, a part of Wesfarmers' Chemicals, Energy and Fertilisers Division.
Kleenheat is an energy retailer in WA and NT, operating in the domestic LPG, LNG (as Evol LNG), natural gas and electricity segments.
In addition to these responsibilities, Tanya is a Director of several Wesfarmers subsidiary companies.
Tanya has held various senior roles in financial, commercial and operational disciplines during her 20 years with the Wesfarmers Group, including experience within agriculture, transport and retail.
Ken is the General Manager of Manchester Tank and Equipment, responsible for the company's Australian, Asian and Chilean operations, ensuring all products are manufactured to the highest standard to meet and exceed customer expectations.
He has been with Manchester Tank for the last 26 years and has held the positions of Maintenance Manager, Assistant Operations Manager, Operations Manager and Senior General Manager for the past 14 years.
Ken's extensive experience has provided him with a broad range of industry insight, knowledge and a hands-on approach.