Hydro Tasmania Chairman Dr David Crean said Adair has extensive national and international experience at the highest level in the energy industry.

Adair was President and CEO of Senoko Power Ltd, Singapore’s largest integrated electricity generation and retail supplier for six years to November 2009. Previously he was Chief Operating Officer for Pacific Hydro, one of Australia’s leading renewable energy businesses and a major player in the development of the national wind industry.

Dr Crean said Adair brought a wealth of experience to the position and was the best person to lead Hydro Tasmania as it sought to build on its position as one of Australia’s leading integrated energy businesses.

Adair’s previous roles include:

• Managing Director, Powergen Australia – July 1999 – January 2001

• Chief Executive, Yallourn Energy – April 1996 – June 1999

• Financial Controller, Powergen (UK) and Managing Director, Powergen Renewables – May 1991 – March 1996

He is a graduate economist and a qualified accountant and is currently a Board member of the Centre for Energy and Greenhouse Technologies.