Frank Tudor has resigned as managing director of Horizon Power to take the reins of eastern states energy player Jemena.
Prior to joining the company in 2006, he was a general manager at Woodside Petroleum, and had held previous senior executive roles with BP.
Mr Tudor commences his new position in October this year.
Current Jemena managing director Paul Adams has served in the role since 2008.
Jemena, which is jointly owned by the State Grid Corporation of China and Singapore Power, holds energy infrastructure assets worth approximately $10.5 billion including gas pipelines and networks in NSW, Victoria, Queensland, and the ACT.
It also owns an electricity network in north-western Melbourne and part-owns the ActewAGL electricity and gas distribution networks in the ACT and United Energy, which owns the electricity distribution network in south-eastern Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula.
Horizon Power chairman Stephen Edwell said the board would appoint an interim CEO and implement a process to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced replacement.
“I consider that Horizon Power has a highly skilled and experienced senior management team, which will ensure that the company continues to effectively serve its customers across regional Western Australia,” he said.