Jim Soorley 

Jim soorley

Non-Executive Chairman
Director since 1 October 2015

Jim Soorley was the Lord Mayor of Brisbane from 1991 to 2003, presiding over an annual budget of $1.6 billion and a workforce of 7,000. 

More recently, Jim has worked as a consultant for government and business across a range of issues relating to sustainable development, partnerships between government and corporations, and environmental initiatives. 

Jim has experience as a non-executive director, previously serving on a number of Australian boards including Unitywater and TerraCom.


Brian Green

Brian Green

Non-Executive Director
B.Bus (Mgt), Dip Eng (Elec), MAICD
Director since 23 August 2012

Brian Green has been involved with the electricity industry for more than 40 years, holding senior positions in energy companies in Australia while building extensive knowledge of the Australian energy industry.

Brian has broad experience in the power generation industry in Australia and overseas and was previously the Chief Operating Officer of Alinta Energy, a publicly listed energy company. Prior to this, Brian was General Manager of Operations for NRG Energy, an American-owned energy company, operating their power generation assets in Australia.

Brian has wide experience as an executive director and non-executive director, previously serving on a number of Australian boards including ASX listed companies.

From 1 November 2020 Brian has chaired the Safety and Performance Committee.


Julie Anne Schafer

Julie-Anne Schafer

Non-Executive Director
L.L.B (Hons), FAICD 
Director since 1 October 2015

Julie-Anne Schafer is a company director with experience in diverse and highly regulated sectors, including financial services, transport, member services and health. She has ASX, unlisted public company, government and advisory board experience.

Julie-Anne is the President of the National Competition Council. Her current non-executive directorships include Urban Utilities and AV Super. She is the Independent External Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee Department of Transport and Main Roads QLD and an independent member of the Department of Energy and Public Works Audit and Risk Committee.

Julie-Anne holds an honours degree in law. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and facilitates in the AICD Company Director Course. Julie-Anne is also a former Queensland Telstra Business Women's Awards winner.

In 2021 Julie-Anne chaired CS Energy’s Culture and Remuneration Committee.


Christina Sutherland 


Non-Executive Director
Director since 17 June 2021

Christina Sutherland has more than 30 years’ experience as a legal counsel having worked in private practice and as in-house counsel in commercial and government sectors. In these roles she has provided legal, risk and compliance advice, and strategic counsel, including in relation to corporate governance.

Christina is also an experienced company director having previously served on the Boards of Powerlink Queensland and Surf Lifesaving Queensland. She has been a member of and chaired audit, risk and compliance board sub-committees, and human resources and remuneration subcommittees.

She holds a degree in Law, was a partner of a Queensland legal firm and is a member of the Queensland Law Society and an affiliate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is experienced in risk and compliance and is currently employed as the Risk and Regulatory Manager for GLNG Operations, the downstream operator of the Gladstone LNG Joint Venture.


Toni Thornton

Toni Thornton

Non-Executive Director
BA PolSci Ec, GradCert AppFin, ADA1, FAIM
Director since 2 October 2015

Toni Thornton has a diverse range of experience having worked in corporate finance agencies for more than 15 years. Toni brings a strategic commercial focus to the CS Energy Board, having previously held senior positions with both JBWere and Goldman Sachs JBWere. Her current directorships include Habitat Early Learning, Triathlon Queensland and Millovate Pty Ltd.

Toni was previously a Board member of South Bank Corporation, chair of the strategic advisory group to RSL Queensland, and a director of the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation and Devcorp.

Toni has more than 10 years’ experience in audit at Board level, is a licensed real estate agent and, during her time at Goldmans, was a responsible executive with the ASX holding both derivative and RG146 accreditation. She has also completed an Accelerated Executive Management program through AGSM (The Australian School of Business), the Goldman Sachs JBWere Non-Profit Leadership Program and the Goldman Sachs Executive Director Leadership Program and is currently a candidate for a Masters in Law (Enterprise Governance) through Bond University.

Toni has significant strategic advisory experience with prominent Queensland listed companies, large private interests and not-for-profit organisations including strategic advisory work for significant Queensland hospital groups and other well-known not-for-profit groups.

In 2021 Toni chaired CS Energy’s Audit and Finance Committee and the Enterprise Risk Committee.