Energy Charter announces cost-of-living support for customers and new CEO Council Chair 2023

Chair of the CEO Council for 2023.

Welcome to Guy Chalkley, Chair of the CEO Council for 2023

Energy Charter signatories today welcomed Guy Chalkley, CEO of NSW electricity distributor Endeavour Energy, as the new Chair of the CEO Council for 2023.

“The Energy Charter is a voluntary, CEO led group of like-minded Australian energy organisations with a shared purpose and passion for customers and communities,” Guy said.  

“We collaborate across all parts of the energy supply chain to deliver better energy outcomes for our customers and communities”

“By working together, we are capable of so much more. We can be bold and resolve system wide issues so that all Australians benefit from a brighter energy future. I am delighted to Chair the Energy Charter CEO Council in its fifth year of operation.”

“I also welcome the CEO Council’s recent decision to publish a joint Statement of Support (SoS) that sets out how Energy Charter signatories are responding to cost-of-living pressures experienced by their customers and communities across Australia.”

The SoS (available here) is a commitment to align action on key relief, support and prevention measures that assist customers and communities facing vulnerable circumstances.

In addition to existing programs in each businesses, the SoS features new collaboration commitments including:

  • A nationally coordinated concessions’ awareness and engagement campaign
  • Expanding the successful NSW based energy literacy program for culturally and linguistically diverse communities into Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory to support communities facing cost-of-living vulnerability.

The SoS marks the Council’s first collaborative commitment under the Priority #BetterTogether (#BT) on Cost of Living and complements work already underway through the Landholder and Community Social Licence and Knock to Stay Connected Priority #BTs.

“The Energy Charter’s big opportunity is to keep humans at the centre of the design and delivery of energy solutions; to understand and navigate the changing needs of customers and communities as we transform to a cleaner energy future.

“There is no other collaboration like the Energy Charter; and the work we do, together, has never been more important than it is today,” said Guy.  

The Energy Charter CEO Council acknowledged and thanked out going Chair, Rebecca Kardos, the previous Aurora Energy CEO, for her outstanding leadership during 2022 and for expertly guiding the 3-Year Strategic Review of the Energy Charter.


Guy was appointed Endeavour Energy CEO in December 2019 and took up the position in April 2020. He is a highly regarded energy industry leader and influencer, and a board member of Energy Networks Australia, the peak national body representing gas distribution and electricity transmission & distribution businesses throughout Australia.

Guy has a wealth of international, financial and operational experience gained across a diverse range of sectors operating and residing in Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, and North and South America.

Guy was appointed CEO of Western Power in 2016, a Western Australian State Government-owned transmission and distribution network corporation, after earlier roles including Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Western Power, he worked for a decade at Veolia Water and Thames Water in senior finance and regulatory director roles.