Epic's Management


Clive D'Cruz
Chief Executive Officer

Clive D'Cruz was appointed Chief Executive Officer in December 2012.'' Mr D'Cruz joined Epic Energy in May 2005 and has held a variety of senior roles in the company in the Operations area of the business.

Mr D'Cruz has over 15 years experience in the energy and oil & gas industries.' Prior to joining Epic, Mr D'Cruz held several operational management positions with Origin Energy in both the distribution and transmission businesses.' He was also involved with various pipeline construction projects during his tenure with Origin.

Mr D'Cruz holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), is currently completing his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Adelaide and is a Member of the Institute of Company Directors.


Mark Twells
Chief Financial Officer

Mark was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary in June 2013 and is responsible for all aspects of Epic Energy's financial management, including corporate finance, treasury, debt management and financial governance.

Prior to joining Epic Energy Mark was Head of Finance for Macquarie Atlas Roads/Macquarie Infrastructure Group (an ASX 200 listed multinational infrastructure group) and worked in PricewaterhouseCoopers' audit practices in Sydney and the UK.

Mark is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, holds a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University and is a Member of the Institute of Company Directors.



Tom Forde
General Manager, Operations

Tom Forde is the General Manager Operations, overseeing a team of engineers, technicians and pipeline operators who manage the Moomba to Adelaide and South East pipeline systems across the areas of control room operations, asset integrity management, maintenance, sustaining capital projects delivery and technical support to commercial developments. Tom joined Epic Energy as the Manager, Engineering and Technical Services in 2010, responsible for providing technical support and asset management services for hydrocarbons pipelines and facilities in SA, QLD and WA. 

Prior to joining Epic, Tom worked in engineering consulting services, where he gained a wide range of experience across technical and project management roles in oil and gas, energy infrastructure, water and civil construction projects in Australia and the UK.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Environmental) and a Bachelor of Arts, and is currently studying a Masters of Business Administration at the University of Adelaide.



Reynard Smith
General Manager, Strategy & Commercial

Reynard Smith was appointed General Manager, Strategy and Commercial in June 2015 and is responsible for developing the strategy and driving the commercial performance of the Moomba to Adelaide and South East pipeline systems. 

Prior to joining Epic Energy, Mr Smith held senior commercial roles at AusNet Services, GasNet Australia Group and Duke Energy International.  Mr Smith commenced his career in Corporate Finance and Restructuring with Ernst & Young.

Mr Smith holds a Bachelor of Business, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment (FINSIA), is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School, USA



Stephen Mudge
General Manager, Business Development

Stephen joined Epic Energy in August 2017 as General Manager Business Development and is responsible for all Business Development and growth initiatives of the organisation. 

He has over 15 years’ experience in senior commercial and business development roles in the energy industry encompassing acquisitions & divestments, business development, commercial and commercial operations roles.

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Business and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.

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