Bess Clark – General Manager

Bess joined TasNetworks from Transend Networks, where she was most recently Executive Manager Corporate Strategy and Compliance. Bess has 20 years’ experience in the utilities sector, focusing on business strategy, stakeholder relations, regulation and compliance. Bess is committed to delivering effective business and stakeholder outcomes.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning and is an active member of many professional associations.

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Alice Vujanovic – Leader People & Safety Services

After working in the private sector in management, people and operational roles, Alice spent time as the General Manager of People & Culture at TasRail before moving to Project Marinus in 2019. She has extensive experience in mining and heavy industry in both the private and public sectors as well as lived in various locations across Australia.  Alice took up the role of Leader People & Safety Services soon after and has been applying her visions around culture transformation, strategic implementation and continuous improvement ever since.

Alice has qualifications in Education and Business Administration as well as a Bachelor of Arts double major Anthropology and Sociology, and a Master of Business.

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Andrew Hugo – Leader Finance, Commercial and Procurement

Andrew joined Project Marinus in 2018. He is a senior finance and commercial leader with 20 years’ experience in the development and delivery of major capital projects in the oil and gas, utilities and infrastructure industries. Andrew has extensive experience in developing and leading the financial governance for project specific entities and joint ventures.

Andrew is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), holds a Batchelor of Commerce and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Benjamin White Leader of Stakeholder and Environment Services

Ben joined Marinus Link in March 2018, from the Victorian Government, where he was an executive in the energy and water portfolios.

Ben oversees stakeholder & government relations, brand & communications, community, customer and landowner engagement, environment, planning & heritage approvals, route development, land access & easement right negotiations for Project Marinus.

Ben holds qualifications in environment and planning, and political science, and is a proud member of a 6th generation farming family.

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Damian Vermey – North West Supporting Transmission Project Director

Damian joined Marinus Link in June 2020, after over 25 years of experience in the Energy Industry including roles in large energy companies in Australia and India. He is future focussed and values innovation and a “whole of business” approach to leadership.

Damian has a Bachelor of Engineering in Electric Power and a Master of Business Administration and has experience in leading Network Planning, Asset Strategies, Estimating, Design and Materials Procurement.

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Heath Dillon – Leader Revenue and Pricing

Heath moved to Marinus Link from his role in Business Strategy for TasNetworks in February of 2019. He has worked as an Accountant in public practice and in private business before moving to the electricity industry where he has held a range of leadership roles in the areas of financial strategy, revenue regulation and commercial management. Heath has almost 20 years’ experience, and his professional life has been focussed on achieving organisational excellence and robust commercial outcomes. He has a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Finance and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

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Maryanne Young – Leader Governance and Legal Services

Maryanne has over 20 years’ experience as a Legal Practitioner both in private practice and a corporate setting, and has been honing her skills as a leader and coach for over a decade. She joined TasNetworks in 2014 and has been working on Project Marinus since July 2018.

Maryanne is committed to facilitating the development of others. She has a particular interest in the use of mindfulness in the workplace and is passionate about the development of the next generation of female leaders. She has completed a degree in Arts and Laws, followed by a Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice.

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Stephen Clark – Project Director

Stephen has over 25 years’ experience in the energy industry. He has held executive roles in Asset Management, Power System Planning, Engineering and project delivery. Stephen is a member of the AEMC reliability panel and a Director of CIGRE Australia.

Stephen’s focus is overseeing the design and integration of Marinus Link into the power systems at each end. He is committed to driving asset and commercial performance for mutually beneficial outcomes. Stephen holds qualifications in Power Engineering and as a Company Director.

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