Aurora Energy CEO resignation

Published on
9 June 2022

Aurora Energy Chair Mary O’Kane today thanked CEO Rebecca Kardos for more than eight years dedicated service to the organisation, to customers and the Tasmanian community. Ms Kardos has advised the Board she will not seek another term once her contract ends in February 2023.

“Rebecca Kardos has been a wonderful CEO for Aurora Energy since her appointment in 2014, and will leave a lasting legacy,” Professor O’Kane said.

“The Aurora Energy that Rebecca will leave behind is unrecognisable to the one she stepped into in 2014. She has overseen a period of rapid change in the energy market in Tasmania and nationally, and through that time Aurora Energy has consistently been a profitable business, and in turn provided returns to Government, she has substantially improved services for Tasmanian customers and importantly her focus on Aurora’s people has delivered a much improved culture.

“I would also like to thank Rebecca for her stewardship of the business throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, where Aurora Energy managed to move quickly to support Tasmanians through a series of nation-leading support measures and also moved our 250 or so staff to working from home in a matter of days. The scale of this achievement should not be underestimated.

“Although we had hoped she would continue as CEO, we respect Rebecca’s decision to seek a fresh challenge and we wish her nothing but the best for the future.”

Aurora Energy has started an executive recruitment process for a new CEO.