First elected Chairman at the 2011 AGM, having served multiple terms as a Director, Chris has now been re-elected Chairman for a third term. Chris is a former lawyer to the Australian Energy Market Operator and the Victorian Energy Networks Corporation. Prior to that he was Chief Solicitor to the Gas & Fuel Corporation of Victoria.
Chris brings significant experience in legal and legislative matters affecting the energy industry to his role as a Director.
Chris is a passionate supporter of AGA and specifically its role in helping to promote and improve the safety, reliability and environmental performance of products for the benefit of the Australian community.
Malcolm is an experienced Consultant/Project Manager in the energy sector and former Gas & Fuel Corporation Senior Executive. He is a qualified Professional Engineer and Member of The Institution of Engineers Australia with postgraduate qualifications in business administration, heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
Malcolm has over forty seven years’ experience in natural gas marketing, appliance sales, installation, maintenance, safety and technical regulation and also in natural gas distribution asset management, particularly in the areas of planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, safety and technical regulation.
Chris Wealthy has extensive experience in the gas industry and holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree, majoring in thermodynamics. Chris joined the AGA in 1993, and in 1995 was promoted to the position of Manager, Certification Services.
Following organisational restructuring in January 2004, he was appointed to the position of General Manager, and subsequently Chief Executive. In 2013, Chris was elevated to the position of Managing Director and Chief Executive and his extensive experience and knowledge greatly benefited the industry and consumers. Chris retired as Managing Director and CEO on the 27th August 2021, however continues to serve the industry on the AGA Board.
The founder of Seeley International, and its Chairman, Frank Seeley AM FAICD is an Australian success story. Seeley International one of Australia’s leading manufacturers of heating and cooling systems.
Frank has extensive experience in the gas industry, working alongside industry bodies such as AGA to continually develop safer and more efficient gas heaters. Frank was honoured as the 2013 Ernst and Young Champion of Entrepreneurship, South Australia. In 2011, Frank was named South Australian of the Year. In 2005, he was named South Australian Entrepreneur of the year and 2001, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia
Ian brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to the AGA Board, with over 40 years of management and design experience in appliance manufacturing and related sectors. As Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Electrolux Group, Ian has developed a broad understanding of the challenges facing the gas appliance industry in critical areas including safety, energy efficiency, performance and compliance requirements. Ian’s commitment to advancement of the appliance industry has been demonstrated by his executive appointments to a number of Industry Associations including GAMAA, and representation of Australian Industry on local and international household appliance safety and performance standards committees, including the IEC Conformity Assessment Board.
Bill started his career with AGA in 2004, and holds an Honours in Bachelor of Engineering and a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Melbourne.
Bill has been a valuable contributor in the Australian gas industry, including managing AGA’s Certification Schemes and successfully coordinating the construction and operations of AGA’s Testing Laboratory. He also contributes as a NATA Technical Assessor to assist in the maintenance and advancement of technical expertise in our gas industry.
Bill has a strong commitment and passion for consumer safety and is always there to assist manufacturers to gain access to the Australian market.
Bill was appointed as AGA’s Managing Director and CEO on the 30th August 2021.