Catherine Tanna


Catherine Tanna
CEW Member

Managing Director

Catherine Tanna is Managing Director of EnergyAustralia, one of the country’s leading energy retailers, providing gas and electricity to more than 2.6 million customer accounts throughout the east coast of Australia.

Headquartered in Melbourne, EnergyAustralia aims to offer customers reliable access to affordable, cleaner supplies of energy supported by a portfolio of coal, gas and wind energy generation assets in New South Wales Victoria and South Australia.

Catherine is a member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia and a member of the Business Council of Australia.

She joined international oil and gas company BG Group in 2009 as Managing Director of its Australian business, QGC Pty Limited, and Executive Vice President for Australia and China.  Catherine led the development of Queensland’s first LNG project, one of Australia’s largest capital infrastructure projects at the time. In 2012 she was elevated to the position of Chairman, BG Australia, a role in which she was accountable for key relationships in Australia, including federal and state government stakeholders and various trade and industry bodies.

Prior to joining BG Group, Catherine had a long career with Shell and BHP Billiton.  At Shell, she was Executive Vice President of Shell Gas & Power with responsibility for Shell's LNG, gas transmission and power generation interests across Africa.  She held similar roles covering North Asia, Russia, North America and Latin America.

In the 1990s, she worked for BHP Petroleum in Melbourne and London. She was formerly a Director on the Board of the 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation and a member of the Australian G20 business body (B20), the Lowy Institute's G20 Advisory Committee and the Catholic Foundation Board.

She was born in Queensland, raised in Gladstone and studied at the University of Queensland.  She has two daughters.

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