Origin Energy Limited (Origin) is pleased to advise that Dr Nora Scheinkestel will join its Board as an independent Non-executive Director, effective 4 March 2022.

Dr Scheinkestel is a director of Telstra Corporation Limited, Brambles Limited and Westpac Banking Corporation.

Origin Chairman, Mr Scott Perkins said, “We are delighted to welcome Nora to the Origin Board. Nora brings extensive experience as a director of leading ASX listed companies and has deep financial expertise from an executive career in investment banking and project financing.  Nora will further strengthen the Board and complement the existing Directors in our oversight of the Company.  It is clear that Nora shares Origin’s vision for the leadership role we will play as the energy transition gathers momentum.”

Dr Scheinkestel was previously a director of a number of publicly listed companies including the Atlas Arteria group, which she chaired, Ausnet Services Ltd, Orica Limited, Newcrest Limited, Pacific Brands Limited and Stockland Group as well as being chairman and director of regulated utilities in the electricity, gas and water sectors. Her previous experience also included an Associate Professorship in the Melbourne Business School at Melbourne University as well as membership of the Takeovers Panel. In 2003, Dr Scheinkestel was awarded a centenary medal for services to Australian society in business leadership. Dr Scheinkestel holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) First Class and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Melbourne.

Dr Scheinkestel will stand for election at Origin’s Annual General Meeting in 2022.

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