Phaedra Deckart
Solstice Energy

Phaedra DeckartPhaedra Deckart is the CEO of the Solstice Energy Group, including Tas Gas Networks, and is leading its successful transformation into a diversified energy business. She has previously served as a senior executive at AGL and Santos.

With more than 25 years’ experience in domestic and global markets, Phaedra is one of Australia’s strongest advocates for the role gas continues to play in the energy transition to diversified and renewable energy in Australia. She began her career in law, before moving into the business side of the energy industry.

At AGL, Phaedra managed the sourcing and origination of gas, power and coal deals while navigating the transition to firmed renewables. She played a lead role in the company’s LNG import project. During her years at Santos, she held commercial, corporate, gas and LNG marketing positions.

Phaedra is the first female CEO of Solstice Energy and is a vocal advocate for women in leadership. At Solstice Energy, Phaedra has introduced parental leave supports that enable employees to grow their career while enjoying becoming a new parent. Importantly, the supports are gender neutral which helps remove the onus on women to drop out of the workplace for parental responsibilities for extended periods and reduce the impact this can have on career progression.

Solstice Energy also pays superannuation for the first 12 months of parental leave, whether paid or unpaid, helping build gender equity in superannuation balances and improve women’s economic security in retirement. Solstice Energy is an electricity retailer and the gas network distributor and largest gas retailer in Tasmania. It is also pursuing new projects, such as bio-fuels and renewable gases, as part of the state’s future energy mix, further cementing it as a diversified energy company.

Champions of Change Energy Group

Phaedra Deckart is a Member of the Champions of Change Energy Group. The Group brings together representatives from the energy sector including energy generation and production, distribution, retail and resources businesses across Australia. Members are committed to working within and across their organisations to achieving inclusive gender equality and a significant and sustainable increase in the representation of women in leadership.

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