Who we are

Setting a standard to drive positive change.

Who we are

We are one of ten Jobs and Skills Councils (JSCs), which have been established by the Federal Government to address skills shortages and training structures in different sectors. We will work across the energy sector, focusing on electricity, renewables and gas.

A stronger, more strategic voice

We have been established to provide the industry with a stronger, more strategic voice in ensuring Australia’s VET sector delivers stronger outcomes for learners and employers.


We will:

  • Provide evidence-based workforce capability and skills planning that support a transitioning energy sector
  • Support all industry stakeholders with information, data, thought leadership and practical support
  • Set or improve training frameworks for all new and existing employees working in the sector.
  • Develop new training materials to help guide trainers in benchmarks and assessments.
  • Use a train-the-trainers model to support a smooth transition development to implementation in the workplace.

Our team

PSO’s operations are overseen by an experienced and independent Board. The majority of Directors on the Board of PSO are independent directors.

The Directors have a wealth of experience in both business and sector activities and are responsible for leading the organisation and setting its strategic direction.

Greg Skyring
Greg Skyring
Independent Chair
Anthea Middleton
Anthea Middleton
Chief Executive Officer
Steve Hall
Steve Hall

General Manager
of Activity Projects

Angela Arico
Angela Arico
General Manager
of Finance and Operations
Lisa Harmer
Lisa Harmer
Senior Manager of External
Relations and Communications
Vicki Gottardo
Vicki Gottardo
General Manager
of Strategy and Delivery

Board Directors

Greg Skyring
Elected Director and Chair - Independent

Michael Wright
Appointed Director - Representative

Fiona Scott
Appointed Director - Representative

Dr Anita Talberg
Elected Director - Independent

Sarah Loveday
Appointed Director - Representative

Allen Hicks
Appointed Director - Representative

Zachary Duncalfe
Appointed Director - Independent

John Kelly
Appointed Director - Independent

Hannah Watts 
Appointed Director - Independent

Scott Olsen
Appointed Director - Independent


Company Secretary

Angela Arico

Founding Members

ETU
NECA
Master Electricians Australia

We want to hear from you.

We’re reviewing the training packages for our sector. If you have feedback on what works and what doesn’t, we want to hear from you!

Powering Skills Organisation

Powering Skills Organisation In-Person TAG

Thursday, 8 August 2024, 9am-4pm
Roma Room, Hotel Grand Chancellor
3 Leichhardt St, Spring Hill QLD 4000

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