Our Executive Team

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Clive D'Cruz

Chief Executive Officer

Clive D'Cruz was appointed Chief Executive Officer in December 2012, after almost a decade in senior operational roles at Epic Energy.

With more than 20 years experience in the energy and oil and gas sector, Clive previously held management roles at Origin Energy, in both the distribution and transmission businesses. He was also involved with various pipeline construction projects during his tenure with Origin.

Clive holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Adelaide and is a Member of the Institute of Company Directors.

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James Adams

Chief Financial Officer

James was appointed Chief Financial Officer in September 2019 and has responsibility for Finance, Treasury, Tax, Risk Management and ICT. He joined Epic as Financial Controller in 2013.

James has over 20 years experience in finance in the energy infrastructure and financial services sectors. Prior to joining Epic, he held a number of roles at Barclays PLC and commenced his career with KPMG in London.

James is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Birmingham.

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Leanne McClurg

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Leanne was appointed General Counsel and Company Secretary in December 2017. Admitted to legal practice in December 2002, she has over 15 years experience providing strategic legal advice to the energy and resources sector.

Leanne holds a Master of Laws (Hons), Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and a Diploma in Business (HR/IR).

She is President of the South Australian branch committee of AMPLA, the Resources and Energy Lawyers’ Association, is a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and holds memberships of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Corporate Lawyers’ Association.

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Tom Forde

General Manager, Business Improvement & Strategic Projects

Tom is the General Manager Business Improvement and Strategic Projects, with responsibility for growing a business culture of continuous improvement, efficiency and lean operations, as well as converting strategic priorities to effective operational outcomes. These may range from greenfield business development acquisitions, brownfield augmentation of existing assets, strategic pilot projects, or base business innovation opportunities.

Tom joined Epic Energy as the Manager, Engineering and Technical Services in 2010, responsible for providing technical support and asset management services for hydrocarbons pipelines and facilities in SA, QLD and WA.

Prior to joining Epic, Tom worked in engineering consulting services, where he gained a wide range of experience across technical and project management roles in oil and gas, energy infrastructure, water and civil construction projects in Australia and the UK.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Environmental) and a Bachelor of Arts, and is currently studying a Masters of Business Administration at the University of Adelaide.

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Reynard Smith

General Manager, Commercial & Regulation

Reynard was appointed General Manager, Strategy and Commercial in June 2015 and is responsible for developing the strategy and driving the commercial performance of the Moomba to Adelaide and South East pipeline systems.

Prior to joining Epic Energy, Reynard held senior commercial roles at AusNet Services, GasNet Australia Group and Duke Energy International. He commenced his career in Corporate Finance and Restructuring with Ernst & Young.

Reynard holds a Bachelor of Business, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment (FINSIA), is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School, USA.

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Stephen Mudge

General Manager, Business Development

Stephen joined Epic Energy in August 2017 as General Manager Business Development and is responsible for all Business Development and growth initiatives of the organisation.

He has over 15 years experience in senior commercial and business development roles in the energy industry encompassing acquisitions & divestments, business development, commercial and commercial operations roles.

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Business, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment (FINSIA) and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Rebecca Codd

Manager, People, Culture & WHS

Rebecca was appointed Manager, People, Culture & WHS in late 2017 to lead the team responsible for driving the culture of the business, developing Epic’s people and ensuring workplace Health & Safety.

Prior to joining Epic in June 2015 as Learning & Development Specialist, Rebecca worked in both Australia and the UK, for private and not-for-profit sectors, in a range of organisational development, HR and training roles.

She has experience implementing behavioural safety programs, having previously managed the HSE Learning & Development Team at Hills Holdings and after successfully completing the Sentis Zero Incident Process (ZIP) program.

Rebecca is a member of the Australian Institute of Human Resources (AHRI) and Australian Institute of Training & Development (AITD). She holds a Bachelor of Adult & Vocational Education with HR specialisations, Lean Six Sigma - Yellow Belt (Advanced) qualification, and has recently completed the Foundations of Directorship - Australian Institute of Company Directors course.