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, MAICD

Dennis 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 a number of 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, and most recently a senior advisor to 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 MAICD

Christine is Managing Director of D4G Pty Ltd, and provides strategic advice about external issues and challenges to companies, government and non-government organisations. Christine has broad knowledge across a number of sectors, having held a variety of positions in the community, public and private sectors and academia. Her understanding of the energy industry is based on several years in an executive role with Newmont Mining and her work within the sector as a specialist. Christine also chaired the Northern Territory Green Energy Task Force and the Northern Territory Mining Board. Christine was Chief Executive Officer of the South Australian Human Services Department from 1997 to early 2002, after heading the South Australian Cabinet Office. She worked for the World Health Organisation based in Kobe, Japan and for a number of non government organisations within Australia. She sits on the board of Save the Children Australia.

Richard Galton – Independent Non-Executive Director
BE, MBA

Richard 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 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
NDipEng (Mech), NHDipEng (Mech), MTechEng, MDP, MIP, MIEAust, 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 Assets and Operations
GradDip(Leadership&Mgt), MAICD, MIMLJohn is an accomplished senior executive with management experience gained across a variety of roles in both New Zealand and Australia. He has a long work history 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 and Corporate Services
BBUSCOM, CPA, GAICDMaria is a Fellow of CPA with significant experience gained across her career in the power generation industry. Maria has held key board positions on several external boards over a number of years. She brings strong technical accounting, strategic and analytical skills as well as extensive experience and knowledge to the corporate services functions.
Eddie Mallan – General Manager Commercial
Adv Dip HospMan, BComm, MBA, Grad Dip WHSEddie 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 Counsel & Company Secretary
BSc, LLB, LLM, GAICDHieu is an executive with over 15 years legal experience in private and government enterprises and has held a number of board and committee positions. Hieu helped to establish the Business Services function of Territory Generation covering ICT, Environment, Risk & Compliance, Records Management, Facilities, Communications, Stakeholder Management and Legal, and has been involved in a number of large commercial contractual negotiations during his career.
Minh Tran – Manager Assets & Engineering
BEng (Electrical and Electronics), MEM, MAppFin, Dip Proj Mgt, FS Eng (TÜV Rheinland)Minh is an experienced engineering leader with more than 12 years of experience in the power generation industry. He has successfully managed technical teams in information technology, operational technology, project management and engineering. Minh brings considerable electrical engineering, investment analysis and capital project delivery skills to the Assets & Engineering function. He is passionate about building new business functions and developing high-performing teams.