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Just days after the shock announcement that Brett Redman was leaving his role as CEO of AGL, Richard Van Breda, CEO of Stanwell has also resigned.

Richard has been the CEO of Stanwell since 2012 and has led the company through many challenges including potential asset sales, the retirement of Collinsville and Swanbank B power stations, droughts, a drop in the spot and contract prices and COVID-19.

Earlier in the week Richard announced that Stanwell had long term plans to transition from a largely coal fired generator to a renewable energy and storage business.

He said, “We are taking early steps to bring our people, communities, unions and governments together to put plans in place.”  Mr Van Breda also said  “Over the coming years, Stanwell will respond to the renewable energy needs of our large commercial and industrial customers through the introduction of new low or zero emission generation technologies”.

Mr Van Breda will continue full time in the CEO role until May 28 when an Acting CEO will take over and the process to recruit a permanent replacement will commence.