Within a rapidly changing energy landscape as Australia moves towards net-zero, Matt Cheney leads Energy Transition & Sustainability at Western Power, the network operator of WA’s main electricity grid. Responsible for delivering a whole-of-organisation approach to energy, sustainability and decarbonisation, Matt oversees the significant work underway to deliver key transmission projects required to support the renewable generation needed to enable industry decarbonisation.
With more than 20 years’ experience in business and management systems, planning, operations and service delivery, Matt has initiated and led industry-changing projects including grid transformation and performance. He has led the delivery of future-focused energy initiatives to manage the increasing uptake of solar including advanced metering infrastructure, Western Power’s role as Distribution System Operator and ongoing integration of EVs.
Matt holds a BEng (Aerospace Avionics) from the Queensland University of Technology.