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Leadership team

  • Managing Director

    Guy Chalkley
    Guy commenced at Western Power in December 2011 as Operations Commercial Manager. He was later appointed Head of Business Planning and Reporting before joining the Executive Management Team as Chief Financial Officer in February 2015. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer in July 2016.

    Guy brings a wealth of international, financial and operational experience across a diverse range of sectors operating and residing in a number of continents including Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America, and Australia. 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).

  • Chief Financial Officer

    Ed Kalajzic
    Ed brings a wealth of financial and strategic management skills to the Western Power executive team.
    With experience in capital management, strategic planning, finance, accounting, business transformation and more, he’s had senior management and leadership roles at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, CBH Group, Viriids Ag and the CBH Superannuation Fund.

    Ed’s roles at CBH Group include Business Development Manager and Chief Financial Officer and his most recent role prior to Western Power was General Manager WA for Viridis Ag.

    Ed holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance). He’s a Chartered Accountant and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Executive Manager Asset Operations

    Dave Fyfe
    Dave joined Western Power in May 2010 and has been a member of the executive team since 2012. His experience spans a diverse range of industries where he has held senior managerial positions in technical, commercial sales, customer service and operations environments. Dave has a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and post graduate qualifications in business. He is a member of the Institute of Engineers Australia.

    Dave is a board member of a not for profit organisation and is a graduate of the Institute of Company Directors. Dave is accountable for the delivery of work on the network to meet growing electricity demands in WA and replace aging assets to ensure a more reliable network for our customers.

  • General Counsel

    Sam Barbaro
    In December 2014 Sam was appointed General Counsel, which is the Executive Manager of the Governance & Assurance Business Unit; looking after the legal, corporate compliance, internal audit, risk, process excellence, company secretary and governance functions of the organisation.

    Sam joined Western Power in January 2007 in a senior legal position. He has been practicing law since the 1990s and has extensive experience in the energy and electricity sectors. After obtaining a law degree from the University of Western Australia, Sam spent a decade practicing law in top tier law firms, with specific expertise in corporate law, energy and resources, administrative law, compliance and regulatory, and governance.

    Sam is a non-executive director of the Fiona Wood Foundation and is a member of the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association, an associate member of the Australian Institute of Management and a fellow of Leadership WA.

  • A/Executive Manager Asset Management

    Gair Landsborough
    Gair joined Western Power in December 1993 as a cadet engineer before moving through the graduate program. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical), Bachelor of Commerce (Management) and Master of Applied Finance from the University of Western Australia.

    Gair’s technical roles in the company include stints in network planning, maintenance strategy and investigations, while his financial expertise in strategic financial modelling was showcased working closely with Government stakeholders to implement electricity market reforms.

    Since 2006, he has held senior management roles in operations, program and project management, contracts and finance. Gair brings his wealth of Western Power knowledge to the Executive team, most recently as Head of Operational Maintenance responsible for over 1,000 field employees essential to delivering our billion dollar work program.

  • Executive Manager Change and Innovation

    Fiona Bishop
    Fiona joined Western Power in April 2007, bringing her electrical engineering expertise to the Customer Solutions team. Fiona has over ten years’ experience in the Energy and Resources Sector across engineering, economic regulation, customer facing and management roles. She has a Bachelor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia.

    Fiona played a key role in the delivery of Western Power’s Business Transformation Program and commenced the Change and Innovation Business Unit in June 2017.  Fiona is a strong advocate for women in leadership and is an active mentor to many women in the business and coordinates networking for women at all levels of Western Power.

  • Executive Manager Business and Customer Service

    Tamara Brooker
    Tamara started at Western Power in 2012 as Commercial Development Manager supporting the Executive General Manager, Asset Management, before becoming the Head of Works Scoping followed by the role of Head of Works Program Planning. She joins the executive team as Executive of Business and Customer Service and has executive accountability for Human Resources, Commercial, Property and Fleet and the Customer Service functions.

    Combining a technical background, coupled with over 15 years of financial and corporate roles Tamara brings a depth of expertise to the executive team. Tamara, a chemical engineer (hons) by trade, has over 20 years’ experience across a range of industries including oil and gas, construction, chemical and utilities both within Australia and internationally. She has held many diverse roles from Commissioning Engineer on Wesfarmer CSBP’s sodium cyanide plant, to General Manager of investment analysis at Alinta and Project Director of 1sap implementation at Jemena and General Manager of commercial strategy.

    Tamara is passionate about mentoring young women, and is active both within the energy industry and in the not for profit sector.

  • Executive Manager Growth

    Peter Kerr
    Peter brings to his role more than 25-years of high-level policy and consulting advice including for the Reserve Bank of Australia, the International Monetary Fund and the Public Utilities Office. He has also spent time as a senior journalist including as WA Bureau Chief for the Australian Financial Review and has an extensive network in business, media and government.

    Peter holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from the University of Western Australia and is actively involved with St Bartholomew’s House homelessness service. 

    He commenced with Western Power in 2014 as Government Relations Manager, before becoming the Head of Function of Stakeholders and Communications.

    As Head of Growth he has executive accountability for the Strategy, Business Development and Stakeholders & Communication functions.