Verve Energy have announced the appointment of Jason Waters as CEO of Verve Energy, WA’s leading electricity generator.


Mr Waters, currently Verve Energy’s General Manager of Trading & Fuel, succeeds Ms Shirley In’t Veld who leaves Verve Energy after five years as Managing Director.


Energy Minister Peter Collier said State Cabinet had endorsed the Verve Energy Board decision to appoint Mr Waters.


“Mr Waters has extensive experience in the electricity industry and is an excellent choice,” the Minister said.


Verve Energy Chairman David Eiszele said the Verve Energy Board was comfortable making an internal appointment to the position because of the quality of the candidates available from within the organisation.


“Jason is very well credentialed to continue the revitalisation of Verve Energy after the organisations difficult early years following the separation of the old Western Power,” he said.


“He will focus on ensuring Verve Energy has the right and reliable plant, secure fuel supplies and the right people to manage the challenges ahead.”


Mr Waters has been appointed for a two-year term.


Mr Eiszele complimented Ms In’t Veld on her achievements during her term as Managing Director, when Verve Energy overcame the initial challenges of disaggregation to consolidate its position as the leading supplier of reliable electricity in Western Australia.