Board members

Energex Limited Board of Directors


David Smales

Profile picture of David SmalesMBA, BEng (Hons)

Executive Director

First appointed in October 2016.

David is a senior industry leader with over 30 years’ experience in technical, operational, asset management, corporate and senior executive roles, with a track record of value delivery in large blue chip energy companies. Prior to joining Energy Queensland, he was General Manager Generation at Origin Energy, responsible for all aspects of a portfolio of energy assets.

David has significant international experience, working as the Head of Biomass Co-firing for Drax Power and Portfolio Projects Manager at Centrica Power Generation in the United Kingdom. He has extensive experience operating at a strategic level in leading and executing business development programs, including integration and transformational change, within the energy industry.

David is committed to bringing the former Energex and Ergon Energy businesses together to create a bright new future for the state’s energy system. He is based in Townsville at the Energy Queensland head office.


Peter Scott

Profile picture of Energex Executive team member Peter ScottDip Bus, B Bus, MBA, MPA FCPA

Executive Director

First appointed in October 2016.

Peter has extensive executive experience as a CFO and has held other senior executive roles in local Government and Government-owned corporations.

Peter has most recently worked as CFO at Energex. Prior to this he was CFO of Seqwater. He has also held positions including Project Director at SEQ Bulk Water Company Ltd and CEO of Wide Bay Water Corporation as well as Deputy CEO and CFO of Unitywater.

Peter has also worked in a variety of banking and government/semi-government roles in regional Queensland from Maryborough to Townsville.


Jane Nant

Company Secretary

First appointed in June 2018

Jane joined Energy Queensland in May 2017 as Company Secretary.  She has over 10 years’ senior leadership experience in the utilities industry, most recently as the General Counsel and Company Secretary of Unitywater.

Jane started her career as a property, planning and environment lawyer at a top tier law firm.


Peter Price

BEng(Hons) MEng MCIPS FAICD

First appointed in June 2018

Peter Price was appointed to the Energy Queensland Executive in November 2016 and is responsible for leading the Group’s engineering and asset management strategies, which includes the safe and efficient management of the Group’s electricity distribution networks.

Prior to joining Energy Queensland, Peter was a member of Energex’s executive management team for ten years. His career with Energex included managing and leading capital planning and program delivery, asset management, procurement, regulatory issues and the growth of new commercial businesses.

Peter holds both a bachelor (honours) degree and a masters degree in engineering at the University of Queensland, and is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Peter is also Chair of Energy Skills Queensland and Deputy Chair of TAFE Queensland.