Entura welcomes visit from India’s High Commissioner to Australia

November 22, 2023

Entura recently welcomed a visit from India’s High Commissioner to Australia, Mr Manpreet Vohra, and Consulate General of India, Melbourne, Dr Sushil Kumar.

The pair travelled to Hobart, Tasmania, last week, where they met with Entura’s Managing Director, Ms Tammy Chu, Director of Strategy, Sales and Commercial, Dr Amanda Ashworth, and Senior Consultant, Mr Ajit Garg.

L-R: Dr Sushil Kumar, Mr Manpreet Vohra, Ms Tammy Chu, Dr Amanda Ashworth and Mr Ajit Garg

“It was a pleasure to meet Mr Vohra and Dr Kumar during their visit to Tasmania,” said Tammy. “It was a great opportunity to further strengthen our close relationship with India, and discuss how we can support one another in achieving our mutual clean energy goals.”

“I have been privileged to be involved in furthering the India–Australia relationship through several events this year, as a member of the Australian Senior Business Delegation to India and a subsequent Roundtable with business leaders in Sydney. I am also now on the Australia–India CEO Forum’s Energy, Resources, Net Zero and Critical Minerals Joint Working Group.”

“These opportunities have been realised through Entura’s close work with India,” said Tammy. “We have forged relationships with government officials across the country and within Australia over many years. Entura is an excellent example of how India and Australia can support each other towards our clean energy goals and the path towards net zero.”

Entura has had a physical presence in India for 17 years, through the Entura office in New Delhi. The highly skilled India team consults to clients throughout South and South-East Asia, as well as contributing to Australian projects.

Entura has also delivered successful exchange programs, training workshops and capacity-building initiatives in India through the Entura clean energy and water institute (ECEWI). This includes dam safety training for India’s Central Water Commission as part of its Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP), and the South Asia Regional Infrastructure Connectivity Framework – an Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade initiative.

“Developing a skilled workforce is such an important part of the clean energy journey, and we’ve been able to provide knowledge sharing and capability building to our partners in India to achieve this,” said Amanda.

“Lifting the capability of the industry’s current and future professionals is a critical part of ensuring ongoing sustainability of the power and water sectors, and there’s much we can share with – and learn from – our international counterparts.”