Our Executive Team

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Clive D'Cruz

Chief Executive Officer

Clive D'Cruz was appointed Chief Executive Officer in December 2012, after almost a decade in senior operational roles at Epic Energy.

With more than 20 years experience in the energy and oil and gas sector, Clive previously held management roles at Origin Energy, in both the distribution and transmission businesses. He was also involved with various pipeline construction projects during his tenure with Origin.

Clive holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Adelaide and is a Member of the Institute of Company Directors.

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James Adams

Chief Financial Officer

James was appointed Chief Financial Officer in September 2019 and has responsibility for Finance, Treasury, Tax and Risk Management. He joined Epic as Financial Controller in 2013.

James has over 20 years experience in finance in the energy infrastructure and financial services sectors. Prior to joining Epic, he held a number of roles at Barclays PLC and started his career with KPMG in London.

James is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Birmingham.


Stephen Mudge

General Manager, Strategy & Business Development

Stephen joined Epic Energy in August 2017 as General Manager Business Development responsible for all Business Development and growth initiatives of the organisation with the role expanded in 2021 to capture co-ordination of corporate strategy development.

Stephen has over 20 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, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment (FINSIA) and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Bryanne Smith

General Manager, People, Culture & WHS

Bryanne is the General Manager, People, Culture & WHS, with responsibility for overseeing the development and implementation of the business’ workforce and WHS strategies.  In executing these important functions, the People, Culture & WHS team is charged with ensuring best practice processes across the breadth of people and safety activities, to support the business.

Bryanne joined Epic in October 2023, and brings over twenty years’ experience in People, Culture & WHS.  Prior to joining Epic, she held senior roles in the healthcare and media sectors and commenced her generalist HR career in the higher education sector.

Bryanne holds a Bachelor of Management (Labor Relations) from the University of South Australia and is a member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).


Tom Forde

General Manager, Innovation & Delivery

Tom is the General Manager Innovation and Delivery, with responsibility for control room operations (both asset and market-based), information technology and delivery of strategic projects. In executing these important business functions, the I&D team is charged with taking a critical approach to improving current processes with digital technologies, and integrating new assets into Epic’s existing business for seamless operations.

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, and became the General Manager, Operations in 2014. His current role has been developed to meet the need for increased collaboration between the future looking business development and commercial areas with the output focused operational and asset management functions.

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.


Josh Row

General Manager,      Asset Management

Josh is the General Manager Asset Management, overseeing a team of Engineers and Maintenance Officers who manage Epic Energy’s assets across the growing portfolio of Pipeline and Power Assets.

Josh joined Epic Energy in 2009 and has performed multiple roles in the Engineering, Maintenance and Control Room across assets and facilities in SA, VIC, QLD and WA.

Prior to joining Epic, Josh worked in engineering consulting services, where he gained a wide range of experience across operational, manufacturing and project management roles in oil, gas and defence projects in Australia and the UK.

Josh is a Chartered Professional Engineer with Engineers Australia and holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from the University of South Australia.

Lauren Beynon

Lauren Beynon

General Manager, Market Operations & Technology

Lauren joined Epic Energy in March 2022 in the position of Engineering Manager, and in November 2023 was appointed to the newly created position of General Manager, Market Operations and Technology. Lauren is responsible for overseeing Epic’s asset and market-based control room operations, together with information and communications technology.

Lauren has over 10 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry having held engineering roles previously with Cooper Energy and Santos.
Lauren holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Queensland and is a Chartered Professional Engineer with Engineers Australia.