STEPPING UP: New Synergy chair has an intimate knowledge of the challenges facing WA’s electricity sector.

Power play generates hope for change

The appointment of Lyndon Rowe as the new chairman of electricity utility Synergy could well prove to be a trumping move by Energy Minister Mike Nahan, after being confronted by potential governance disaster last month.Mr Rowe, who shares a similar background to Dr Nahan as an economic dry, has been executive chair of Western Australia's Economic Regulation Authority for more than a decade, having being installed at the birth of that entity by the then Labor state government.


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