About Energy Skills Queensland

Welcome to Energy Skills Queensland


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



Peter Price Executive General Manager Asset Management Energex

Deputy Chairperson

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





Peter Billing
Executive General Manager Operations
Ergon Energy


Dick Williams
Electrical Trades Union




Marina Williams
Australian Workers' Union




Company Secretary

Glenn Porter (first preference)

Glenn Porter
Chief Executive Officer
Energy Skills Queensland

Our Staff

Brisbane Office

Chief Executive Officer

Glenn Porter (first preference)
Glenn Porter
Chief Executive Officer
Energy Skills Queensland

Corporate Services


Andrew Jacovides
Corporate Services Manager


Krissy Guezennec
Corporate Services Officer




Workforce Planning


Anthea Middleton
Workforce Planning Manager



Wayne Delaforce
Workforce Research Analyst




Nathan St John
Workforce Data Analyst




Workforce Development

Barry Crook
Workforce Development Manager


Sandra Ross
Senior Marketing and Communications Coordinator



Elaine Felstein
Senior Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator




Generic Induction

Iain Packer
Education Design Specialist


Bronwen Silvester
Generic Induction Customer Support Officer


Gladstone Office

Julie Gelder
Business Development Manager


Karen Bellert
Project Manager
Queensland Workforce Skilling Strategy



Cassie Scatena
Administration / Events Assistant
Queensland Workforce Skilling Strategy





Kerry 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).