About Energy Skills Queensland

Welcome to Energy Skills Queensland

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Energy Skills Queensland is the Industry Skills Body leading energy industry and government engagement on education and training, skills development and labour market issues.

Established in 2008, Energy Skills Queensland has grown into a highly-respected organisation at the forefront of developing solutions to help industry plan and develop their workforce, and providing opportunities for organisations and individuals to improve workforce skills by brokering training funding.

To achieve this, Energy Skills Queensland partners with industry, contractors, education and training organisations, and corporate groups across our industries, while engaging with other key stakeholders such as government, regulators, unions and other industry peak bodies to ensure that solutions provide a holistic outcome to meet stakeholder expectations.

Energy Skills Queensland publishes regular news bulletins, and hosts conferences, workshops, seminars and other professional events designed to inform industry of new developments and initiatives.

The work of Energy Skills Queensland will continue to facilitate thousands of skilled people being available to join these high growth industries over coming years.

Download Energy Skills Queensland Corporate Brochure


Our People

Board of Management


Chairperson Peter Price Executive General Manager Asset Management Energex

Peter Price
Executive General Manager Asset Management

Deputy Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson Malcolm Richards Chief Executive Officer Master Electricians’ Australia

Malcolm Richards
Chief Executive Officer
Master Electricians' Australia


Treasurer Edwin De Prinse General Manager – Transmission APA Group

Edwin De Prinse
General Manager - Transmission
APA Group


Director Peter Billing Executive General Manager Operations Ergon Energy

Peter Billing
Executive General Manager Operations
Ergon Energy

Director Dick Williams Representative Electrical Trades Union

Dick Williams
Electrical Trades Union

Director Marina Williams Marina Williams Organiser Australian Workers’ UnionMarina Williams
Australian Workers' Union

Company Secretary

Company Secreatary Glenn Porter Chief Executive Officer Energy Skills Queensland

Glenn Porter
Chief Executive Officer
Energy Skills Queensland

Our Staff

Chief Executive Officer


Glenn Porter

Corporate Services

andrew-jacovides-lrAndrew Jacovides
Corporate Services Manager

Krissy Guezennec
Administration Assistant

Workforce Planning


Anthea Middleton
Workforce Planning Manager


Wayne Delaforce
Workforce Research Analyst

nathan-st-john-lrNathan St John
Workforce Data Analyst

Workforce Development

barry-crook-lrBarry Crook
Workforce Development Manager

iain-packer-lrIain Packer
Education Design Specialist

sandra-ross-lrSandra Ross
Senior Marketing and Communications Coordinator

bronwen-silvester-lrBronwen Silvester
GI Customer Support Officer

elaine-felstsein-lrElaine Felstein
Senior Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator

Gladstone Office

julie-gelder-lrJulie Gelder
Business Development Manager

karen-bellert-lrKaren Bellert
Project Manager
Queensland Workforce Skilling Strategy

cassie-scatena-lrCassie Scatena
Administration / Events Assistant
Queensland Workforce Skilling Strategy


kerry-fullartonKerry Fullarton
Project Coordinator – Southern Wide Bay Burnett
Queensland Workforce Skilling Strategy

Our Members

APA Group

AJ Lucas Group Pty Ltd

Apex Energy Services

Arrow Energy

Atlas Drilling Co PtyLtd


Ausenco Services Pty Ltd

Australian Drilling Industry Association

Australian Recruiting Group

Australian Workers Union

AWX Pty Ltd

Axial Training Pty Ltd

Baseline Training & Consulting

Bridgeworks Employment & Training

Brisbane City Council

Busy At Work

BWS Bowan

Caboolture Special School

Central QLD Indigenous Development-Employment Services

Central QLD Institute of TAFE

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA

Clough AMEC

Conquest Communications


Creative Industries Skills Council

Culpans Electrical Contractors Pty Ltd

Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI)

Down to Earth Results

Eastcore Drilling Services


EIM Training

Electrical Safety Office

Electrical Trades Union


Electro-Training Institute

Employment Services Queensland


Ensign International Energy Services

E-Oz Energy Skills Australia

Ergon Energy

Evolution Piling Pty Ltd

Fisher & Paykel

Foley’s Earthmoving Pty Ltd

Geiger Civil and Electrical

Golden West Apprenticeships

Grey Nomad in Training

HSSE & Training Consultancy

HSE Plus

Industry Pathways

Interlink Training

J & P Richardson Industries

Jobmatch Employment Agency

Joy Global

Lennon Training

LRM Consulting Services Pty Ltd

Lucas Drilling Pty Ltd

Master Electricians Australia


Mindstore Australia

Mrael – ACE Apprenticeship Services


Nova Drilling Services

NRG Gladstone

Pertrain Pty Ltd

Powerlink Queensland

Queensland Rail

Ramsden Telecommunications Training

RII Skills Centre

Saxon Energy Services

Simply Elearning

SkillsTech Australia

Sojitz Minerva Mining

Stowe Australia

SWMS Australia Pty Ltd

T J Consultancy Pty Ltd

Term Training

The Energy Network

Thiess Pty Ltd

Thoroughtec Simulation Pty Ltd

TJ Consultancy

Training Prospects

University of Queensland

Viva College


Well Control School Australia

Western Drilling PNG

Become a Member

Energy Skills Queensland leads energy industry and government engagement on vocational education and training, skills development and labour market issues.

There is no cost to join, simply download and complete the membership form and send to Energy Skills Queensland.

Download Energy Skills Qld Inc Membership Application Form

Membership is conditional on Energy Skills Queensland Board approval.

Benefits of Being a Member of Energy Skills Queensland


Direct input into developing industry policy on training and workforce development, used to advocate on behalf of industry to governments.

Funding Help

Assistance with accessing funding to offset some of the costs associated with training and skilling your workforce.


Invitations to exclusive industry events and functions.


Direct input into the design and maintenance of national training packages for the continuous improvement process.


An invitation to participate in Industry Leader Groups, Training Groups and Taskforces.


Invitation to ESQ’s Annual General Meeting.


Participation in skills audits and workforce development plans to ensure that you have the skills to meet your current and future workforce needs.

Exclusive Data

Inclusion on our member’s data-base to receive the latest industry skilling information and research.


Special member discount rates for seminars and conferences.

Ready to find out more?

Membership is free (subject to Board approval).