There are currently no supply outages on our South Australia network. To report an outage, or if you're unexpectedly without gas supply and want more information, please contact our Gas Supply Faults hotline on 1800 898 220. For information on our Covid-19 response see below.

Report a fault:  1800 898 220
Report a leak:  1800 GAS LEAK
General enquiries:  1300 001 001
 

AGN is part of the Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG), which owns and operates gas transmission and distribution pipelines across Australia.

The AGN gas distribution networks deliver gas to over 1.3 million homes and businesses in South Australia, Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory. We are one of Australia's largest natural gas distribution companies, with over 25,000 kilometres of distribution networks and 1,000 kilometres of transmission pipelines. AGN receives a portion of the Energy Retailer natural gas invoices to consumers, which covers the costs of transporting natural gas from the high pressure transmission pipelines to your street and home.

Where we operate

We operate natural gas networks in population centres in South Australia (covering the greater Adelaide region), Victoria (Melbourne CBD to the north and north-east, and south east of Frankston and Cranbourne to regional towns as far as Bairnsdale), Queensland (north of the Brisbane River), and regional centres including Albury, Wagga Wagga and Alice Springs. Each year, we invest around $250 million to maintain and grow our networks by 30,000 new customers each year.

Network statistics

The statistics below help give you a better insight into the scope of our network in each state.

Location Length of Mains (Kms)  Number of consumers  Volume Used (Petajoules) 
Victoria  11, 849 741, 885 55.9
South Australia 8, 661 463, 983 30.6
Queensland 3, 404 107, 517 5.9
New South Wales 2, 082 31, 063 6.6
Northern Territory 639 1, 156 1.6

Find out more about our networks and operational performance in our Annual Report

 

Our History

Australian Gas Networks has its origins dating back some 150 years to the gas distribution networks of the former South Australian and Brisbane Gas Companies, and the Gas and Fuel Corporation of Victoria.

The South Australian and Brisbane Gas Companies (which started operating in the 1860s) were owned by Boral Limited. In 1997, Boral sold these distribution networks by creating Envestra Limited a public listed company. In 1999 Envestra acquired part of the former Gas and Fuel Corporation's distribution network in Victoria.

In 2014 the CK Group acquired the listed shares in Envestra Limited and changed the name to Australian Gas Networks which represents our business and supports our vision to be the leading gas distributor in Australia.

Our Vision & Values

Our vision

As part of AGIG, our vision is to become the leading natural gas infrastructure company in Australia be delivering for our customers, being a good employer and being sustainably cost efficient.

 

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Our values

Our values drive our culture, how we behave and the decisions we make as a business.

 

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Management

The AGN management team has extensive experience in the operational, financial, and regulatory aspects of the gas distribution sector.

 
Craig de Laine
 
Chief Executive Officer
Craig joined the business in 2005 and became Chief Executive Officer of the AGIG entities in November 2021. Craig is an experienced executive and, prior to being appointed CEO, had responsibility for a broad range of key corporate functions, including business strategy, our low carbon strategy and transition, hydrogen growth and development, ESG, corporate affairs, media, communications, regulation, customer service and business development, community engagement, risk and compliance and people and culture. He brings over 20 years of industry experience and currently Chairs the Australian Hydrogen Centre and the Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre Research Program. Craig holds a Master of Economics.
Paul May
 
Chief Financial Officer
Paul brings over 25 years’ experience in corporate financial and management roles including extensive experience in ASX-listed companies. He has been CFO of AGIG entities since 2014. Paul oversees all aspects of financial operations and strategy for our portfolio of companies to ensure the business continues to be sustainably cost efficient. He is responsible for the accounting, treasury, tax, capital management and insurance functions across the group. He holds a Bachelor of Accounting and is a Chartered Accountant.
Mark Beech
 
Executive General Manager, Network Operations
Mark has operational responsibility for our gas distribution networks, the largest across Australia, ensuring the safe and reliable supply of natural gas to more than two million customers every day. Mark oversees the full life cycle of distribution network asset management, from commissioning through to the daily operational management of the distribution networks. Backed with more than 30 years of experience in utility operations, Mark has a well-deserved reputation as a technical leader in the Australian energy industry. Mark holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering together with a Graduate Diploma in Engineering Management.
Roxanne Smith
 
Executive General Manager, Corporate and Regulation
Roxanne manages the Legal and Company Secretary Team, overseeing and advising on all legal and governance matters. Prior to joining AGIG in October 2019, Roxanne spent 20 years in private practice providing legal advice to clients in the infrastructure, utility and natural resources sectors, with a focus on regulation. Roxanne’s depth of experience in our sector enables her to provide strategic legal support to all areas of our business. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting).
 
James Smith
Executive General Manager, Transmission Operations
James leads the safe and reliable operations of our transmission assets. Focused on achieving a zero harm future, James inspires our operations teams and optimises our maintenance activities in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. James is a keen advocate in the pipeline industry, supporting research, development and sharing of lessons learned. He brings almost 30 years’ experience from field, supervisory, management and executive management roles in the gas industry. He proudly holds trade qualifications in addition to an Advanced Diploma in Leadership and Management. 
 
Jon Cleary
Executive General Manager, Commercial
Jon oversees the commercial operation of our transmission pipeline, storage and power generation assets. He monitors the changing energy landscape, seeking strategic opportunities for growth across our national operations. He is responsible for expansion opportunities and new projects, both in the regulated and unregulated space. Under Jon’s leadership, we have added a number of new gas pipeline, storage and remote power assets to our portfolio. Reliability is critical for our customers, and Jon also manages our Western Australian control room facilities. Jon brings invaluable experience to our Executive Team, having worked for the Queensland Gas Company (BG Group) and Woodside. He holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Science.  
 
Tawake Rakai
Executive General Manager, Transmission Operations
Strategic asset management for the gas transmission system and storage facilities is Tawake’s responsibility. He leads with the critical imperative of maintaining asset safety and integrity. Applying modern engineering practices, Tawake leads the design and construction of new gas transmission systems, storage facilities and hydrogen production facilities. Tawake is also responsible for health and safety at AGIG, including process safety, leading our safety culture and drive to zero harm. Tawake has extensive operations, maintenance and project experience with more than 35 years in the gas industry. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical). 

 

Our Board

Directors Other Directorships  
Peter Tulloch
Director since September 2014.
Chairman of the Board (since October 2014), with more than 30 years' experience in the banking industry.
• Chairman, SA Power Networks
• Chairman, Victoria Power Networks Pty Ltd
• Non-executive Director, CK Life Sciences Int’l (Holdings) Inc

Mr Tulloch is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers.
HL Kam
(BscE, MBA)
Director since September 2014.
• Group Managing Director, CK Infrastructure group
• Deputy Managing Director, CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd
• Deputy Managing Director, CK Asset Holdings Ltd
• Victoria Power Networks Pty Ltd
• SA Power Networks
• President and Chief Executive Officer of CK Life Sciences Int'l. (Holdings) Inc.

Mr Kam holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering and a Master's Degree in Business Administration.
Andrew Hunter
(MA, MDBA)
Director since September 2014.
• Victoria Power Networks Pty Ltd
• UK Power Networks Ltd
• Power Assets Holdings Ltd
• SA Power Networks Ltd
• Deputy Managing Director, CK Infrastructure group

Over 30 years of experience in accounting and financial management.
Dominic Chan
(FCPA, FCCA)
Director since July 2005.
• Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, CK Infrastructure group
• Executive Director, Power Assets Holdings Ltd
• HK Electric Investments Management Ltd
• HK Electric Investments Ltd

Certified Public Accountant with over 30 years' experience in financial management and accounting professions.
Peter Lowe
(B Com, MBA)
Director since 2017.
• United Energy
• Multinet Gas Networks
• Lochard Energy
• Mayfield Childcare

Mr Lowe is a Certified Public Accountant with over 30 years' financial management experience in corporate advisory firms and the brewing and utility sectors.
Ivan Chan
(BSc, LLB, MBA)
Director since August 2007.
• Chief Planning and Investment Officer of CK Infrastructure group and Chief Financial Officer of Power Assets Holdings Ltd

More than 25 years' experience in banking, investment, and finance.
Lewis Owens
(MSc, BE Hons, BA)
Director since November 2014.
• Chairman, SA Water Corporation
• Chairman, Country Arts SA

More than 30 years' experience in the Australian utilities sector.
Des Petherick
(FIPA)
Director since June 2015.
• Former Company Secretary of Australian Gas Networks Ltd (previously Envestra Ltd).

More than 30 years' experience in natural gas infrastructure.

 

Work with us

AGIG employs over 300 people as well as managing our contractor organisations engaged to provide specialist services to the group.

AGIG is committed to creating a safe, rewarding, inclusive and challenging workplace for all employees because we know that attracting and retaining the best talent the industry has to offer is fundamental to ongoing success.

Interested in working with us? Current vacancies for AGIG are posted on Seek and via LinkedIn. Alternatively, you can contact us on Get In Touch