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Leadership team

  • Guy Chalkley - Chief Executive Officer at Western Power

    Chief Executive Officer

    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).

  • Michael Crevola - Chief Financial Officer at Western Power

    Chief Financial Officer

    Michael Crevola
    Michael Crevola commenced at Western Power in 2013 as Head of Finance, Treasury and Risk. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer in October 2016. Michael has more than 15 years of experience in the energy industry, holding senior positions including Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for Carnegie Corporation and Chief Financial Officer of Perth Energy.

    Michael is a Certified Public Accountant and a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland and a Graduate Diploma of Treasury Administration from Deakin University.

  • Dave Fyfe - Executive Manager Asset Operations at Western Power

    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.

  • Sam Barbaro - General Counsel at Western Power

    General Counsel

    Sam Barbaro
    In December 2014 Sam was appointed General Counsel, which is the Executive Manager of the Legal & Governance Business Unit, that includes the legal, corporate compliance, internal audit, 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.

  • Simon Walsh - Executive Manager Corporate Services at Western Power

    Executive Manager Customer and Corporate Services

    Simon Walsh
    Simon Walsh joined the business as Executive Manager Customer and Corporate Services in November 2013. Simon previously held the position of Chief Information Officer at P&N Bank and brings a wealth of experience in the private sector. He has held senior management roles at Summit Homes Group, HBOS Australia, Bankwest, Andersen Consulting, KPMG and Telstra, as well as Executive and non-Executive board positions including Bankwest, UnisysWest, Westgate Financial Services, Curtin Business School and the Australian Bankers Association. Simon's career has been marked by key leadership roles in strategy setting and significant change programs, with a strong planning and implementation focus. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic), a Masters of Business Administration and is a Graduate member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

  • Robert Toms - Executive Manager, Business Performance and Improvement at Western Power

    Executive Manager, Transformation

    Robert Toms
    Robert joined Western Power in October 2008. Robert has more than 20 years’ experience across the mining, management consulting and manufacturing sectors in Australia and the UK. He brings significant expertise in the areas of business transformation, organisational change, continuous improvement, process excellence and program and project management.

    Appointed Acting Executive Manager Process Performance in August 2014, Robert is responsible for the implementation of Western Power’s corporate strategy, the performance of its core end-to-end business processes and the effective execution of the Western Power’s portfolio of construction, maintenance and business improvement programs. Robert has an MBA, BA (Hons) Business Administration and is a graduate of the London Business School Emerging Leaders Program. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Robert is a non-executive director of the HeartKids WA Inc.

  • Seán McGoldrick - Executive Manager Asset Management at Western Power

    Executive Manager Asset Management

    Seán Mc Goldrick
    Seán joined Western Power in June 2015, bringing a rich international perspective from 27 years in the electricity sector. His career spans operations, management, development and research on power systems and utilities around the world and he has provided consultancy services to utilities, governments and regulators throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He has also held positions at Executive Director and Board level in utilities in North America, the British Isles and Europe. Seán holds a PhD (Molecular Physics), Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics) and Bachelor of Engineering from Trinity College at the University of Dublin.