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 benefits the industry and consumers as he continues to lead the organisation.
Phil Hubbard holds an AGA Silver Flame Award for his contribution to the gas industry, in particular for his involvement in helping to establish overseas recognition of local testing laboratory expertise.
From a work perspective, Phil has over 30 years experience in appliance design (both gas and electric) and was in charge of research and design for Chef Australia for more than 25 years. Phil brings considerable senior management and product certification experience to his new role of AGA Director and his current local manufacturing presence will help ensure an appropriate perspective on product manufacturing issues at Board level.
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