Minister of Energy appoints new CEO for NERSA


Tina Joemat-Pettersson, Minister of Energy - [] Tina Joemat-Pettersson, Minister of Energy - []

Tina Joemat-Pettersson, Minister of Energy has appointed Christopher Forlee as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and full-time regulator member of the National Energy Regulator (NERSA) for a period of five years. The post will take effect from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2021.

“I look forward to the meaningful and progressive impact and stability that Christopher will bring to the wider energy sector, and NERSA in particular. I hope that his tenure will allow his professional fulfilment to reach new heights in the sector,” says Minister Joemat-Petterson.

The appointment was approved by Cabinet on 7 December 2016, subsequent to a comprehensive recruitment process overseen by the Department of Energy and in collaboration with the NERSA Board.

Forlee is an electrical engineer and a highly-experienced professional within the energysector. Over the past 26 years he has held various technical, managerial and executivepositions spanning the state-owned, government and business spectrum.

“Christopher’s immense experience in the energy industry will greatly contribute in ensuring that NERSA execute its mandate to ensure sustainable development of the electricity, piped-gas and petroleum industries to balance the economic interests of all stakeholders and ensure the sustainable socioeconomic development of South Africa,” concludes Jacob Modise, Chairperson, NERSA.

back to top


About us

Follow us

Follow us @BusinessNewsCT

BusinessNewsCT My week on Twitter 🎉: 1 Like. See yours with
BusinessNewsCT Look out for Kwatani 'Beast' at Electra... With added sweetener -