Our Executive Team

Domenic Capomolla – Chief Executive Officer

Domenic assumed the role of Interim CEO in late December 2021, and was appointed permanent CEO in March 2022.

With a history of starting and operating energy retailers in Australia and Asia, Domenic has held chief executive and senior executive roles with Sumo Power, where he was founder, Alinta Energy, Simply Energy/International Power and Sembcorp Power (Singapore) spanning 20 years. He has established a reputation of taking start up energy retailers and growing them into established, high performing profitable and customer focussed businesses. Domenic has formal tertiary qualifications in Mathematics and Applied Finance.

Prior to his appointment as Interim CEO, Domenic was CEO of Tango Energy, Pacific Hydro’s retail arm, since 2018. Since its launch in 2016, Tango Energy has established itself as one of the fastest growing electricity retailers in Australia, and has won a number of consumer awards including the Canstar Blue award for Most Satisfied Customers – Electricity Providers, VIC 2018.

Jay Zhang – Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Jay was appointed as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Hydro Australia in 2020. As Deputy CEO, Jay is the owners’ representative and is responsible for shareholder liaison.

Prior to this, Jay held the positions of General Manager of Operations, Legal and HR, and Director of Acquisition & Investment at State Power Investment Overseas Company. He has also worked as the Executive Assistant to the Chairman of State Power Investment Company, Manager of General Office at State Nuclear Power Technology Company and as Lead Engineer for GE Health Care.

Jay has significant experience in the energy industry, which is complemented by his strong commercial background. He has also had significant involvement in international renewable energy M&A transactions.

Jay holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Beijing University of Technology, and a Master of Engineering from Tsinghua University.

Dave Maddock – Chief Financial Officer

Dave commenced with Pacific Hydro in July 2014 after senior roles in energy companies and as audit partner at global accounting firm Deloitte.

As CFO Australia, Dave has responsibility for all financial aspects of the Australian business unit, including financial, management and shareholder reporting, the budgeting/forecasting and the tax affairs of the consolidated SPICOI Group. Dave also acts as the lead accounting advisor to the business and on M&A activities.

Dave has a strong focus on customer service and building long term relationships. He has significant experience in governance & assurance, accounting advisory, finance department health checks, tax planning, managing tax authority audits and due diligence assignments. A Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy), Dave has also held Australian government registration as a company auditor and was a member of the Institute of Internal auditors (Australia).

Jodie Hill – General Manager, People & Safety

Jodie joined Pacific Hydro in 2018 as Executive Manager, Human Resources, before being appointed to the role of Director of People and Safety in 2020. In this role, Jodie leads the Human Resources, Health, Safety and Wellbeing functions for both the generation and retail arms of Pacific Hydro.

With over 20 years’ experience in people leadership, Jodie brings a strong background in business partnering with executive teams and has been successful in developing and implementing people strategies to support the achievement of organisational objectives.

Prior to joining Pacific Hydro, Jodie worked for Ford Motor Company for 21 years, within manufacturing, warehousing, finance and corporate business divisions, including 3 years in China. Jodie holds a Bachelor of Business Management and Human Resources Management.

James Miller-Randle – General Manager, Strategy and New Business

James commenced with Pacific Hydro in December 2020 to drive the development of our corporate strategy with our Shareholder and Board, and to lead the identification, assessment and initial investment in new business, new technologies, new partnerships and acquisition opportunities.

James has over 15 years’ experience in the energy industry across energy services, electricity and gas retailing, cleantech and management consulting. Prior to joining Pacific Hydro, James was General Manager Strategy and Emerging Opportunities at Yurika (part of Energy Queensland). Prior to Yurika, James worked with Redback Technologies, a cleantech start up and Energy Australia. James began his career at Accenture, consulting to the utilities sector.

James holds a Bachelor of Business from Monash University.

Jonathan Spink – General Manager, Development, Projects and Operations

Jonathan commenced with Pacific Hydro in February 2021 and leads the development, approvals, delivery and asset management functions. Additionally, he is responsible for the engineering, community engagement, sustainability and external affairs functions as we seek to grow Pacific Hydro’s generation asset portfolio.

Jonathan has over 15 years’ experience in the energy industry, specialising in the development and execution of gas and energy infrastructure projects.  Prior to joining Pacific Hydro, Jonathan worked for Jemena for 12 years. In his most recent role as General Manager of Major Projects, Jonathan was responsible for the project development, delivery and operational integration of large infrastructure projects in the company’s gas and electricity market groups, including the pursuit of renewable energy and green gas (hydrogen and biomethane) assets. Jonathan led a multidisciplinary team including project delivery, engineering, procurement, commercial, construction management, commissioning and project controls. During his career, Jonathan has also worked for APA, Epic Energy and Zinfra.

Jonathan holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Melbourne with Honours and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Gus Poh – General Manager, Legal, Regulatory Compliance and Risk

Gus Poh was appointed to the role of General Manager, Legal, Regulatory Compliance and Risk on 1 March, 2022.

With more than two decades’ experience as a legal and compliance professional, Gus now leads Pacific Hydro’s legal, regulatory, and compliance functions, and heads our company secretariat.  Gus’s legal practice has encompassed commercial law, corporations law, regulatory affairs, major construction projects, and complex large-scale litigation.  In his career, Gus has worked in private legal practice, both as a solicitor and an advocate, and in the financial services industry.  Prior to joining Tango Energy (Pacific Hydro’s retail arm) in March 2019, he worked at the Essential Services Commission of Victoria.

With a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, Gus is admitted to legal practice in several jurisdictions.  Being fluently multi-lingual, and aided by his international experience, Gus is also skilled at cross-cultural communication.

John Ballenger – General Manager, Retail

John commenced with Pacific Hydro in mid-2021, and leads the sales, marketing, service, retail operations, technology and new energy solutions functions for Pacific Hydro’s residential and business customers.

With over ten years’ experience in the utilities industry, some of John’s recent senior leadership positions include Chief Customer Officer at Converge International, Head of Sales, Service & Marketing at Energy Australia, and Customer and Commercial Director at Telstra. Throughout his career, John has built, developed and led exceptional, high performing teams and has a particular passion for working with and helping businesses and customers.

John holds a Bachelor of Business (Economics and Marketing) from Deakin University and a Master of Business Administration from the Universities of NSW & Sydney. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.