Our People

Our People

Meet the leadership management team responsible for guiding our business

Anthony Fowler

Anthony Fowler

BSc (Hons), MAppFin, Harvard AMP

Chief Executive Officer

Anthony Fowler

BSc (Hons), MAppFin, Harvard AMP

Chief Executive Officer

Anthony has over 20 years’ experience working for major companies in the Australian and US energy markets. Prior to joining Lochard Energy, Anthony was a member of the executive management team at AGL where he was responsible for Australia’s largest generation portfolio, as well as wholesale trading and the business customers group.

Steve Brent

Steve Brent

BComm (Hons), LLB (Hons)

Chief Financial Officer

Steve Brent

BComm (Hons), LLB (Hons)

Chief Financial Officer

Steve is the Chief Financial Officer of Lochard Energy. He has over 20 years’ experience in finance and corporate strategy, with many years of involvement with the energy sector in Australia and internationally. Prior to joining Lochard he led various sector teams including several years leading the Australian upstream oil and gas team at Macquarie Capital. Steve achieved first class honours in his major in accounting and finance.

Tim Jessen

Tim Jessen

BEng (Chemical)(Hons), BSc

Chief Operating Officer

Tim Jessen

BEng (Chemical)(Hons), BSc

Chief Operating Officer

Tim has over 18 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry where he has worked on major onshore and offshore projects, both in Australia and internationally. His expertise covers the full project delivery lifecycle, from field development planning and front end engineering design, through to construction, commissioning and operations. Prior to joining Lochard Energy, Tim worked for Origin Energy where he held a variety of senior roles including several years managing Origin’s Otway and BassGas Gas Assets.

Jenny Smith

Jenny Smith

BA, MA, MAppSc

GM People, Safety & Sustainability

Jenny Smith

BA, MA, MAppSc

GM People, Safety & Sustainability

Jenny has over 10 years’ experience in the energy industry as a human resources professional. Prior to joining Lochard Energy she held human resource generalist and specialist consulting roles at Origin Energy, AGR (a Global Energy Services company) and in local government.

Becky Nguyen

Becky Nguyen

BEng (Electrical), MAppFin

GM Commercial

Becky Nguyen

BEng (Electrical), MAppFin

GM Commercial

Becky has over 20 years’ experience as a commercial professional in the energy industry. Prior to joining Lochard Energy, she held a variety of commercial management roles in upstream companies such as Santos and Cooper Energy, as well as integrated energy companies including AGL, Origin and Energy Australia.

Bart Simes

Bart Simes

MBA, BComm, Adv Dip Eng

 GM Energy Development

Bart Simes

MBA, BComm, Adv Dip Eng

GM Energy Development

Bart is responsible for diversifying the company into new areas of business which include electricity firming/storage and renewable hydrogen. Bart’s career began as a technician in Australia’s defence forces, however after further studies in engineering and business, he has spent the last 20 years pioneering the clean energy space both here and internationally. His work has included the running of operations and maintenance for Vestas, leading General Electric’s market entry in wind and managing Downer’s precontract operations for the EPC of utility scale solar, wind and storage.

Josh McKenzie

Josh McKenzie

BEng (Hons), BSc

GM Iona

Josh McKenzie

BEng (Hons), BSc

GM Iona

Josh has 19 years operations experience in both pharmaceuticals and predominantly oil and gas. Prior to joining Lochard Energy, Josh was the Operations Manager at the Otway Gas Plant in South West Victoria, responsible for running an onshore facility with supplied gas from both onshore wells and an offshore platform.

Paula Walker

Paula Walker

BEc(Hons), LLB (Hons), Grad Dip Corp Governance

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Paula Walker

BEc (Hons), LLB (Hons), Grad Dip Corp Governance

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Paula is responsible for the Legal and Regulatory Affairs portfolios and is also Lochard Energy’s company secretary. Paula commenced her career at Mallesons Stephen Jacques (now King & Wood Mallesons) in Mergers & Acquisitions (the Projects, Energy & Resources subgroup). Before joining Lochard Energy, Paula held senior in-house legal roles at Incitec Pivot Limited and General Electric (Energy business), covering a breadth of legal matters including corporate, commercial, financing, competition law, and disputes