MELBOURNE, Australia--Australian utility AGL Energy Ltd. (AGL.AU) has appointed Graeme Hunt, a non-executive director since late 2012, as successor to Jerry Maycock when he steps down as chairman at the next annual meeting of shareholders in September.
Mr. Hunt is a former chief executive of Broadspectrum Ltd. and Lihir Gold Ltd. and had been a senior executive at BHP Billiton Ltd.
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His tenure on AGL's board meant he already has a deep understanding of the company, Mr. Maycock said.
"His appointment will support continuity of strategy for AGL at a time of transformation in the energy sector. He has broad corporate leadership experience in Australia and overseas, with particular emphasis on energy-intensive sectors, operating large capital projects and managing complex stakeholder issues," he said in a statement.
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June 20, 2017 19:18 ET (23:18 GMT)