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Power and Water announces new CEO

The Northern Territory’s Power and Water Corporation has announced acting CEO Djuna Pollard will step into the role permanently from today.              

Power and Water Chair John Langoulant said Pollard, who had been acting CEO since December last year, would help launch an exciting period of change and growth for the utility. 

“Djuna is an exceptional leader who has an in-depth understanding of the organisation, its people and the community we serve," he said. 

"She has headed different teams across the business over many years and is the ideal person to head the corporation now."

With more than two decades worth of leadership experience with Power and Water, Pollard led the corporation’s electricity business as the first female Executive General Manager of Power Services.

Pollard also held the roles of General Manager – Retail and Senior Executive Manager – Strategy, Economics, Regulation and Transformation.

During her time with the organisation, Pollard has helped navigate some complex business challenges, including a structural separation in 2014 and the transition to the national regulatory framework under the National Electricity Rules and the Australian Energy Regulator. 

She said it was a privilege to be leading Power and Water, which plays such an integral role in the lives of Territorians.

 “As a local Territorian, and long-time executive at Power and Water, I understand the needs of our people, and the dedication of the team,” she said. 

“I am looking forward to building on the successes of the corporation to date and delivering for our customers."