Our People

Energised by people

Epic Energy is a company powered by our people.

While much of what we do is based around fixed energy infrastructure, it’s the way our people go about business that sets us apart as an organisation.

We value integrity, honesty and taking responsibility, and instil these values into our people. We are committed and passionate, and strive to deliver outstanding results for our customers every time.

At Epic Energy, our word is our bond. It’s this approach that has made us one of the most trusted and respected names in the sector.

Our directors

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Our executive team

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), is currently completing his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Adelaide and is a Member of the Institute of Company Directors.

Leanne McClurg
General Counsel and Company Secretary

Leanne was appointed General Counsel and Company Secretary in December 2017. Admitted to legal practice in December 2002, she has over 15 years experience providing strategic legal advice to the energy and resources sector.

Leanne holds a Master of Laws (Hons), Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and a Diploma in Business (HR/IR).

She is President of the South Australian branch committee of AMPLA, the Resources and Energy Lawyers’ Association, is a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and holds memberships of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Corporate Lawyers’ Association.

Jason de Ross
Chief Financial Officer

Jason was appointed CFO in March 2018 and is responsible for all aspects of Epic Energy’s financial, capital and risk management and also for information and communications technology.

Prior to joining Epic Energy, Jason was CFO at Cooper Energy and has held senior financial and commercial roles in other ASX listed companies including OZ Minerals. He commenced his career at Deloitte.

Jason is a Chartered Accountant, holds an MBA from the University of Adelaide, is a fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and is a graduate member of the Institute of Company Directors.

Tom Forde
General Manager, Operations

Tom 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, Commercial and Regulation

Reynard 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, Reynard held senior commercial roles at AusNet Services, GasNet Australia Group and Duke Energy International. He commenced his career in Corporate Finance and Restructuring with Ernst & Young.

Reynard 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.

Rebecca Codd
Manager, People, Culture & WHS

Rebecca was appointed Manager, People, Culture & WHS in late 2017 to lead the team responsible for driving the culture of the business, developing Epic’s people and ensuring workplace Health & Safety.

Prior to joining Epic in June 2015 as Learning & Development Specialist, Rebecca worked in both Australia and the UK, for private and not-for-profit sectors, in a range of organisational development, HR and training roles.

She has experience implementing behavioural safety programs, having previously managed the HSE Learning & Development Team at Hills Holdings and after successfully completing the Sentis Zero Incident Process (ZIP) program.

Rebecca is a member of the Australian Institute of Human Resources (AHRI) and Australian Institute of Training & Development (AITD). She holds a Bachelor of Adult & Vocational Education with HR specialisations, Lean Six Sigma - Yellow Belt (Advanced) qualification, and has recently completed the Foundations of Directorship - Australian Institute of Company Directors course.