The Power and Water Board and Executive Leadership Team are responsible for guiding the strategic vision for the organisation and ensuring we meet regulatory requirements, organisational and financial performance goals.

Power and Water Corporation Board

Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson AM

B. Comm (Hons) MA (Melb) AMP (Wharton) FAICD FCPALife FCPHRLife

Chair and Non-executive Director

In addition to his role on the Power and Water Board, Peter is also Chair and non-executive director of Indigenous Essential Services Pty Ltd, Power and Water’s wholly owned, not-for-profit subsidiary.

Peter’s previous roles include Commissioner on the former State Electricity Commission of Victoria, CEO and Managing Director of Energy 21, and 4 terms as Chairman of Yarra Valley Water.

He was Chair and National President of CPA Australia, the world’s fourth-largest professional accounting organisation, and was a non-voting Board member on the International Federation of Accountants in New York.

Peter has been Chair of the Australian Disability Network Ltd Board since May 2015, and chairs the Audit and Risk Committee at the Office of the Auditor-General in Western Australia, and the Premier and Cabinet Department in WA. He is the independent member and Chair of the Australian Retail Credit Association and the Reciprocity and Data Exchange Administrator Limited.

Peter is Chair of the Victorian Institute of Strategic Economic Studies at Victoria University, and an advisor to the International Consortium for Research into Employment and Work at Monash University.

He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2005 for services to workplace relations and safety, and community service, and was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2004.

Greg Martin

Greg Martin


Non-executive Director

Greg has more than 4 decades of experience in energy and water utilities, energy related infrastructure, resources, financial services and private equity sectors, having spent 25 years with AGL, including five years as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.

His Board appointments include Chair of Hunter Water Corporation, ASX-listed Provaris Energy Ltd, Nasdaq-listed Mawson Infrastructure Group Inc and Sierra Rutile Holdings Limited, and Deputy Chair of Western Power.

Greg was co-founder, partner and Chair of energy midstream infrastructure private equity investor Prostar Capital, non-executive director of Santos Limited, non-executive director of remote and renewables energy provider Energy Developments Limited, Chair of the Sydney Desalination Plant, and founding non-executive director of Australian Energy Market Operator Limited.

His other former non-executive roles include Chair of Iluka Resources Limited, Empresa de Gas de la V Region S.A. (Chile), Kyungnam Energy Co. Ltd (South Korea), Energy Developments Limited and Spark Infrastructure.

Greg is a previous Deputy Chair of the Australian Gas Association, and served as inaugural Chair of the Energy Supply Association of Australia. He is a past member of the Business Council of Australia, Committee for the Economic Development of Australia and the Council of Australian Governments (CoAG) Energy Council Energy Appointments Selection Panel.

Megan Corfield

Megan Corfield


Non-executive Director

Megan Corfield is a strategic businesswoman and leadership coach with 25 years of executive and governance roles across utilities, sustainability, professional services, government, and major events. Megan also serves on the boards of Unitywater, Altogether Group, Chief executive Women and is Chair of International parking group Holdings. Her previous boards include Brisbane Grammar, Connell Griffin, Infrasol, Tourism and Events Queensland, GOLDOC (Commonwealth Games Organising Committee) and Urbis.

Megan has a proven record in delivering new business value from strategy development to operational execution, negotiating and integrating mergers, and acquisitions and building high performance teams.

Trevor Armstrong

Trevor Armstrong


Non-executive Director

In addition to being on the Power and Water Board, Trevor is also a non-executive director of Indigenous Essential Services Pty Ltd, Power and Water’s wholly owned, not-for-profit subsidiary.

Trevor has had an outstanding career in the energy sector for more than 30 years.

He has held senior executive roles with Energy Australia, Networks NSW and Ausgrid, including as that organisation’s interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer.

Trevor is the immediate past Chair of CIGRE Australia, a non-executive director of Providence Asset Investment Pty Ltd, and has served as a member of the Reliability Panel of Australian Energy Market Commission.

Paul Italiano

Paul Italiano

B.Bus, MBA

Non-executive Director

In addition to being on the Power and Water Board, Paul is also a non-executive director of Indigenous Essential Services Pty Ltd, Power and Water’s wholly owned, not-for-profit subsidiary.

Born and raised in Western Australia, he graduated with a business degree majoring in Accounting and Finance.

He has had a career in accounting and finance, including senior executive positions at RACWA, HBF Health Funds and Wesfarmers Insurance Division, and senior advisory roles in corporate finance with Ernst & Young.

Paul served as Chief Executive Officer of Western Power from 2011 to 2016, then as Chief Executive Officer of TransGrid from 2016 to 2021.

He has previously served as a Board member of the Paraplegic Benefit Fund of Australia and The Perth Public Arts Foundation.

Jodie Ryan

Jodie Ryan

Non-executive Director

In addition to her role on the Power and Water Board, Jodie is also a non-executive director of Indigenous Essential Services Pty Ltd, Power and Water’s wholly owned, not-for-profit subsidiary.

Jodie joined the Power and Water Board in August 2022, following a 30-year career in the Northern Territory Public Sector. The last 9 years were as Chief Executive of the Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet and the Department of Treasury and Finance. Jodie has deep experience, knowledge and understanding of the Northern Territory Government, with a particular focus on improving the economic and financial growth of the Northern Territory. Her experience also encompasses working extensively with all tiers of Government, the private sector and non-government organisations.

Jodie is a former member of the Charles Darwin University Council, the Australia New Zealand School of Government and the Darwin Waterfront Corporation.

Power and Water Corporation Executive Leadership

Chief Executive Officer         Ms Djuna Pollard
Deputy Chief Executive Officer Mr John Pease
Chief Financial Officer Mr Graciano Chatikobo
Executive General Manager Core Operations Mr Michael Besselink
Executive General Manager Water Services Mr Stephen Vlahovic
Executive General Manager Power Services Ms Belinda Small
Executive General Manager Gas Services Mr Antoni Murphy
Executive General Manager Customer, Strategy and Regulation Mr Jason Howe
General Manager People, Culture and Safety Mr Ian Jackson

Further reading

Power and Water Corporation is established under the Power and Water Corporation Act 2002 and is a Northern Territory Government-Owned Corporation under the Government Owned Corporations Act 2001.

We have a Shareholding Minister and a Portfolio Minister.

The Power and Water Board is responsible to the Shareholding Minister for the corporation’s operational and financial performance and is required to provide a Statement of Corporate Intent each financial year.

Our Statement of Corporate Intent is our agreement with the NT Government and the community about our priorities and what will be delivered over a four-year period to make a difference to the lives of Territorians.

Our annual reports provide the results of our performance and activities each year.

In accordance with the Government Owned Corporations Act 2001 (GOC Act), Power and Water’s objectives are to:

  • operate at least as efficiently as any comparable business
  • maximise the sustainable return to the Northern Territory Government on its investment in the corporation.