Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources

Mr Geoff Lilliss

Geoff Lilliss Geoff Lilliss joined Ampcontrol as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in January 2011 following an extensive career in the power utilities field. His experience in the industry includes management of transmission assets and capital investment, leadership of policy and program development, management of substantial projects and the development of key market alliances.

In his current position Geoff has full responsibility for all Ampcontrol Group operations including strategic direction, overall profitability, group structure, risk management and growth of the business.  Since joining Ampcontrol, Geoff has restructured the business to reflect a customer oriented organisational structure, which is aligned to target market sectors. He is also leading the company to diversify its business capabilities to secure future success and is overseeing the implementation of key business improvement initiatives to ensure the business and its people are best placed to meet customer demand.

Geoff has achieved his Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), MBA (awarded Management Association Medal) and is a registered electrician. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia as a Chartered Professional Engineer, a Conjoint Professor of the Faculty of Business & Law at the University of Newcastle and a member of the University Council.

Throughout his career, Geoff has also held several Board positions including Chairperson and Director of the Energy and Water Ombudsman Scheme and Deputy Chair and Board member of the Hunter Economic Development Corporation. He has been a Board member of the Australian Power Academy, Regional Development Australia (Hunter), the National Smart Metering Steering Committee and the Australian Power Institute. He has also served three terms as a Director of the Hunter Business Chamber.