Leadership Team

Driving business operations and managing a safe, diverse and highly skilled workforce, our leaders set the standard for a high performance culture.


Paul Italiano

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Paul Italiano has been Chief Executive Officer of TransGrid since 2 May 2016. He comes to the role after being the Chief Executive Officer of Western Power since August 2012. Paul has previously worked at Wesfarmers General Insurance as General Manager Business Services; at HBF Health Funds as General Manager Financial Services and Strategic Development; at Ernst & Young as Senior Manager Corporate Finance; and at the RAC as Chief Financial Officer. Paul is a CPA and has a Bachelor of Business and an MBA. He is also a Fellow of CPA Australia, Leadership WA and the Australian Institute of Management.

Matthew Irwin

Chief Financial Officer

Matthew's responsibilities include:
  • Financial and management reporting 
  • Treasury and capital management 
  • Transactional services 
  • Tax management and compliance 

Michael Gatt

Executive Manager / Works Delivery

Michael's responsibilities include:
  • Health, safety and environment
  • Maintenance and construction services
  • Emergency response 
  • Field operations
  • Commissioning
  • Land and property
  • Facilities management
  • Warehouse logistics
  • Technical training

Tony Meehan

Executive Manager / Strategy and Regulation

Tony's Responsibilities include:

  • Regulatory policy 
  • Corporate strategy
  • Marketing, brand and public relations
  • Reputation, communications and stakeholder engagement
  • Revenue and pricing

Gerard Reiter

Executive General Manager / Network Planning and Operations

Gerard's responsibilities include:

  • Asset strategy
  • Property asset management
  • Network planning
  • Operational technology
  • Demand management
  • Portfolio management
  • Design standards
  • System operations

Peter Horton

Executive Manager / Legal, Governance, and Risk

  • Legal disputes
  • Compliance
  • Risk management
  • Corporate governance
  • Audit, documents and contracts
  • Company Secretary

Chris Pemberton

Chief Information Officer & Executive Manager / Corporate Services

  • IT strategy, delivery, security and support
  • People and culture
  • Ethics, organisation design and internal communications
  • Strategic initiatives
  • Procurement, facilities and contracts

Anna Matysek

Strategy Consultant

  • Corporate Strategy

Richard Lowe 

Executive Manager / Business Growth 

  • Business development
  • TransGrid Infrastructure
  • TransGrid Telecommunications