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.


Craig Chambers

Profile picture of Craig ChambersBCom, MEng, DipSustDev, MAICD

Executive Director

First appointed in December 2016.

Craig has over 20 years’ experience in the electricity and gas industry in Australia, Asia and the USA. Before joining Energy Queensland, Craig held a number of senior management roles in the energy sector.

Most recently Craig was responsible for AECOM’s Power business line in Australia which included providing business strategy, group leadership and support to its key transmission & distribution, power generation, industrial and government energy sector clients. His diverse background spans pioneering innovation in the distributed energy industry in Australia, founding and managing a vertically integrated start-up utility, advising Governments and industry on navigating change, as well as major asset sales and delivering prominent utility scale thermal, hybrid, power network, storage, gas and renewable projects from concept to execution.