Entura welcomes appointment of Malcolm Turnbull as new President Designate of International Hydropower Association

August 1, 2023

Entura welcomes the appointment of former Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, as the new President of the International Hydropower Association (IHA).

Mr Turnbull will be taking on the position from October 31, where he will be formally inducted during the opening session of the 2023 World Hydropower Congress.

He will replace Roger Gill, who has held the position since 2019. Mr Gill has been a long-time Board member of the IHA and is company director for Pacific Hydro.

As a specialist in water energy solutions, Entura has enjoyed a close relationship with the International Hydropower Association for several years. Entura’s Managing Director, Tammy Chu, has been a longstanding Board member and IHA Vice President since 2019.

“It has been a pleasure to work alongside Roger Gill during his IHA Presidency,” said Ms Chu. “He has been an inspiring leader and I am proud of what we’ve achieved over the last four years of his Presidency.”

“I am delighted that the baton is now being passed to my fellow Australian and equally dedicated figure in the hydropower space, Malcolm Turnbull. Mr Turnbull’s appointment as IHA President is a testament to Australia’s commitment to hydropower and the important role it plays in the global renewable energy transition. I look forward to working with Mr Turnbull as we continue paving the way for a sustainable hydropower future.”

Entura will be part of the forthcoming World Hydropower Congress in Bali, Indonesia this year, where Mr Turnbull will make his debut as IHA President.

“The World Hydropower Congress is an important event for knowledge-sharing with decision-makers, energy experts and industry leaders,” added Ms Chu. “Entura’s asset-owner heritage as part of Hydro Tasmania means we have more than 100 years of hydropower experience, which we are proud to contribute to the industry, our clients, and their water projects.”

“Our recent involvement in landmark Australian hydropower developments, such as Hydro Tasmania’s Battery of the Nation and Genex Power’s Kidston Pumped Hydro Storage project, is testament to our expertise and practical application of this longstanding knowledge.”

Entura has deep understanding and knowledge of all aspects of hydropower. Our specialists regularly contribute thought leadership articles exploring topical issues, technologies and considerations for hydropower developments, opportunities and upgrades.

We have contributed to numerous hydropower developments in Australia and internationally, including multi-purpose dam assessments in the Philippines, hydroelectric projects in India, Papua New Guinea, Laos, and many more.