Management


Territory Generation is a government owned corporation with a Shareholding Minister and a Portfolio Minister. The Hon. Michael Gunner MLA, the Treasurer, is the Shareholding Minister and the Hon. Eva Lawler MLA, Minister for Essential Services, is the Portfolio Minister. Each year, the Statement of Corporate Intent defines the contract between the Northern Territory Government and Territory Generation; and the Annual Report provides the results of the year’s performance and activities.


Board members


Dennis Bree – Independent Non-Executive Chair
BE, MAICDDennis is a civil engineer whose whole career has been in the Territory. Dennis was involved in the recovery from Cyclone Tracy, focusing on structural design with GHD, after which he joined the Commonwealth Government. He focused on water and sewerage, particularly in remote areas and then moved into management roles with the Northern Territory Department of Transport and Works and then Power and Water Authority. Dennis was Executive Director Operations at Power and Water Authority and was responsible for generation as well as other business units.

Dennis has been Deputy Chief Executive of various departments and Chief Executive of the Department of Business. Dennis has also been Chief of Staff to two Chief Ministers and two Leaders of the Opposition. He was also a senior advisor to the former Chief Minister Michael Gunner.

In his private life, Dennis has been very involved in rugby union and was President of the Northern Territory Rugby Union for ten years and a Director of the Australian Rugby Union for four years.

Christine Charles – Independent Non-Executive Director
BA (HONS), ADJUNCT PROF MAICDChristine is Managing Director and co-founder of D4G and an experienced board chair and non-executive director. She brings substantial board and management experience, focused on highly regulated environments and realising the business benefits of managing regulatory, sovereign, community and environmental risks.

Having held positions in the community, public and private sectors and academia, Christine has broad knowledge across various sectors. Several years in an executive role with Newmont Mining and specialist work have given her a thorough understanding of the resources and energy industry. After heading the South Australian Cabinet Office, Christine was Chief Executive Officer of the South Australian Human Services Department from 1997 to early 2002. She worked for the World Health Organisation in Japan and several non-government organisations within Australia.

Christine sits on the boards of Transformations in Mining Economies CRC and the Sustainable Minerals Institute and chairs the boards of the Resources and Skills Alliance and the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining. She has previously chaired the Northern Territory Green Energy Task Force and the Northern Territory Mining Board.

Richard Galton – Independent Non-Executive Director
BE, MBARichard graduated as a civil engineer from the University of Sydney in 1972 and started his career with the New South Wales Department of Main Roads. Richard focused on planning, design and construction of motorway and bridge construction projects in Sydney, London and Wollongong for a decade before he was seconded to the Northern Territory in 1982 to manage road network development. Richard then completed a Master of Business Administration while working in senior management roles within the Northern Territory Public Sector.

Since 1994, Richard has held executive roles in a broad range of Northern Territory Government agencies, including Work Health, Infrastructure, ICT, Economic and Regional Development, Primary Industry, Fisheries and Resources. He also served a period as Executive Director Technical with Power and Water Authority as it commenced the transition to a government owned corporation in 2002.

Executive Leadership Team

Gerhard Laubscher – Chief Executive Officer
MIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus), MAICD, MIAMGerhard has global experience as a leader across a variety of industries. He has held CEO and Board Director roles and positions in the public and private sectors with accountability for all business functions. Gerhard’s expertise is across mining (mineral processing, gold, aluminium and coal), manufacturing, power generation (renewables, cogeneration, gas, hydro, coal and biomass), nuclear, military and other engineering industries. His passion is to lead people and develop leadership teams that are inspired, resilient and deliver value with an uncompromising approach to safety. His key strengths include developing vision and strategy to successfully align business and culture.
John Greenwood – General Manager Operations & Maintenance
GradDip(Leadership&Mgt), MAICD, MIMLJohn is an accomplished senior executive with management experience gained across roles in both New Zealand and Australia. He experienced in service delivery, asset management and capital works delivery in the electrical supply industry. Prior to joining Territory Generation, John was CEO of an electricity utility contractor based in the South Island of New Zealand.
Maria Walters – General Manager Finance & Business Services
BBUSCOM, CPA, GAICDMaria has gained significant experience across her career in the power generation industry. She brings strong technical accounting, strategic and analytical skills as well as extensive experience and knowledge of the business services functions. Maria has held key board positions on several external boards over a number of years.
Eddie Mallan – General Manager Commercial
Adv Dip HospMan, BComm, MBA, Grad Dip WHS, GAICDEddie is an experienced executive who has a history of working in a range of industries, including ports, mining, supply chain, logistics, mass manufacturing and technology. He is skilled in negotiation, business planning, operations management, strategic sourcing and business improvement, and has experience in both the private and public sectors.
Hieu Nguyen – General Manager Legal, Governance & People; General Counsel & Company Secretary
BSc, LLB, LLM, GAICDHieu is an executive with legal, governance and human resource experience in private and government enterprises. He has held various board and committee positions and been involved in large commercial contractual negotiations during his career. Hieu was instrumental in the establishment of Territory Generation’s Business Services unit, which included eight functions at the time of its development.
Minh Tran – General Manager Assets & Engineering
Dip Proj Mgt, BEng (Electrical and Electronics), MEM, MAppFin, FIEAust, CPEng, NER, APEC Engineer, IntPE(Aus)

Minh is a highly qualified and experience engineering leader with over 12 years of experience in the power generation industry. He has successfully managed information technology, operational technology, project management and engineering teams. Minh is passionate about developing high performing teams and leading the energy transition.