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New Chief Executive Officer appointed

As announced by the Western Australian Government: New Chief Executive Officer appointed at Synergy

  • David Fyfe appointed Chief Executive Officer at Synergy, starting today 

The McGowan Government is pleased to announce that Synergy has appointed David Fyfe as its new Chief Executive Officer. 

Mr Fyfe is a highly qualified executive with more than 20 years’ experience across the energy and telecommunications sectors. 

He has previously held executive roles in operations, commercial sales, asset management and business development.

Prior to joining Synergy in 2020 as its General Manager Commercial, Mr Fyfe was with Western Power for over a decade where he was Executive Manager – Operations and Acting CEO. 

Mr Fyfe has qualifications in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland, and has held board positions in listed and not-for-profit organisations, including the Fiona Wood Foundation – as non-executive director.

His appointment follows a recruitment process led by the Synergy board that considered a strong field of internal and external candidates.

Mr Fyfe was appointed as Synergy’s Acting CEO in February 2022 following the announcement that former CEO Jason Waters would join Gold Corporation. 

Synergy is Western Australia’s largest electricity generator and retailer of gas and electricity with more than one million residential, business and industry customers.

Synergy Chairman Rob Cole said the board led recruitment process considered a strong field of internal and external candidates.

“Throughout the interview process, David demonstrated the right mix of leadership skills, experience in the industry and an ability to connect with people, to lead Synergy to deliver on its vision at an exciting time in the organisation’s history.

“I look forward to working with him, the rest of the executive, and the wider Synergy team, as we continue to progress towards achieving our vision as the energy transformation unfolds.”