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15/6/2018 — General
Contact chairman to step down

Leading energy company Contact Energy Ltd (NZX & ASX: CEN) yesterday announced the resignation of chairman Sir Ralph Norris.

He will leave the board on September 1 and Rob McDonald will become the new chairman.

Contact said it was considering board succession planning. A comprehensive assessment and search, facilitated by an external search firm, has assisted in the process.

“It is expected that Contact will appoint new directors over the coming months to fill the gaps left by the resignation of Sir Ralph and the previously announced resignation of Sue Sheldon.

Sir Ralph Norris was appointed to the board in 2015 and was immediately appointed chairman.

Chief executive Dennis Barnes said: “I’d like to thank Ralph on behalf of the leadership team, employees and all our stakeholders for leading Contact at a pivotal time in Contact’s history.”

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Sir Ralph Norris. Photo: Australian Financial Review.