Advisory Board

Stephen Quilter

Executive General Manager Energy Trading and Commercial Strategy, Stanwell Corporation Limited

Stephen is Executive General Manager of Stanwell’s Energy Trading and Commercial Strategy division, responsible for managing all of Stanwell’s market interfaces. In this role he leads a team of professionals who are passionate about energy markets and creating energy solutions for customers.

In a career spanning more than 25 years in the energy industry both in Queensland and New South Wales, Stephen has worked in various operational roles, including senior engineering and management positions. He joined Stanwell in February 2012 as Manager Swanbank Power Station. During this time, he oversaw transformational changes to the operation of the site including the closure of the coal fired units, a $36 million dollar overhaul of the Swanbank E gas turbine and the early stages of preparing the site for cold storage in response to low wholesale electricity prices. In May 2013 he was appointed General Manager of Stanwell’s gas and hydro generation portfolio – leading the operation of four power stations.

Mr Quilter was appointed Executive General Manager Energy Trading and Commercial Strategy at Stanwell in July 2016. He is responsible for the trading of Stanwell’s generation in the National Electricity Market and the Stanwell Energy retail business which services commercial and industrial customers.  A key function of his role is the development and delivery of commercial strategies and projects that diversify revenue streams and leverage opportunities for Stanwell, such as biomass co-firing, energy market services, new customer load and participation in Queensland’s future hydrogen industry.

Mr Quilter is passionate about combining his operational experience with his commercial responsibilities. His motivation is to see that Stanwell continues its transformation from an asset focused organisation to a market led business. He has established collaborative links between his team and Stanwell’s Operations Division to, optimise expenditure, challenge conventional thinking and actively engage with the energy market governing bodies to ensure the business is best placed to respond and thrive in the energy market of the future.

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