Energy Skills Queensland CEO stands down

Posted March 12, 2015

The head of Energy Skills Queensland is standing down.

After seven years, founding CEO Glenn Porter is taking a new leadership position as head of ElectroGroup Apprenticeships and Training.

His last day is 1 May. ESQ is undergoing an immediate recruitment campaign to find a replacement said Chair Peter Price.




ESQ Chairman Peter Price said Glenn’s significant achievements during his time at ESQ has been:

  • High level engagement across the energy industry and government
  • Winning more than $20m of training funding for industry
  • Numerous workforce plans which have driven skills development initiatives
  • Delivering skilling projects and services to the industry including the Drilling and Completions General Induction and Queensland Workforce Skilling Strategy which has placed over 500 people into jobs
  • ESQ’s sound financial position.  ESQ owns its building and has capacity to continue undertaking workforce development and planning projects that build a skilled workforce for the energy industry.

”I want to thank Glenn for his drive, determination and passion in taking Energy Skills Queensland to where it is today and I look forward to a continued relationship between ESQ and Electro Group in the future,” Mr Price said.

“I will be working with Glenn and the Energy Skills Queensland Management team to provide operational oversight during the transition to the new CEO.

“The ongoing exit arrangements will be communicated as they are determined, and Energy Skills Queensland’s board of directors will commence an immediate recruitment campaign to find a suitable candidate to take ESQ into its next exciting stage.”

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