John Theunissen

Manager Network Innovation
Regulated Energy Services
AusNet Services

John presently leads network modernisation initiatives within SP AusNet in Victoria, Australia.

John is an electrical engineer who has held numerous technical management roles within SP AusNet and its predecessor companies since 1995, mainly in the protection, control and communication areas. Along the way he was responsible for Networks Intelligence and Automation for the company and in that role provided thought leadership for the early strategic work that was carried out by SP AusNet on Smart Grids. He was appointed to the role of Director Smart Networks in 2010.

John and his family migrated to Australia in 1995 from South Africa where he was Corporate Protection Consultant with Eskom, and before that worked for Siemens Limited, where he was responsible for Siemens’ national protection and disturbance recording business.

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