About

Executive team

Tammy Chu (1)

Tammy Chu
Managing Director

Tammy was appointed as Managing Director for Entura in 2011. She is responsible for Entura’s business strategy, performance and services to clients, and is part of Hydro Tasmania’s Leadership Group. Tammy joined the business in 2000 and has held a range of positions at Entura, from Technical Professional to Project Manager, Business Development Manager and Water and Environment Group Manager.

She has extensive managerial and business development experience in the consulting engineering industry within Australia and internationally, focusing on business strategy, change and transformation, international sales, culture, and profit and revenue growth.

As a civil engineer, Tammy specialised in the design and construction of mini-hydro and hydropower systems, project management, hydropower investigations, prefeasibility and feasibility studies, environmental assessments and approvals, resource investigations and resource water management.

Tammy is the Vice President of the Board of the International Hydropower Association and sits on the Civil College Board of Engineers Australia. She was the first female and now past president of the Tasmanian Division of Engineers Australia, and is an Engineers Australia National Congress representative. She is currently the Chair of Entura Hydro Tasmania India Pty Ltd.

An active member of the engineering community, Tammy publishes papers on a range of subjects, and presents at conferences regularly. She has also spent time on national and international steering committees in both the water and energy sectors, which further expanded her understanding and knowledge of world’s best practice.    

Tammy holds a Master of Business and Administration from Chifley Business School, is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and International Hydropower Association, and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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 Dale Bryce
Director, Water and Renewables

Dale joined Entura in 2014. As Director, Water & Renewables he is now responsible for delivering commercial and client outcomes across the Renewables Development, Water Management, Environment & Planning and Spatial & Data teams. Additionally, he maintains a number of roles as a Project Director and Client Relationship Manager across the business portfolio.

Previously, he led Entura’s commercial project delivery team and the strategy, sales and marketing functions.

He continues to take an interest in project management, aspiring to delivery excellence and aiming to improve project leadership, capability, and commercial outcomes for all. He takes a particular interest in the Australian renewable energy sector, including utility-scale solar farms, wind farms, pumped hydro and battery energy storage projects.

Dale brings some 25 years’ experience in professional services, consulting, infrastructure and government, across Australia and the Indo-Pacific. He has previously worked with Jacobs, King & Wood Mallesons, the Port of Melbourne Corporation and Lloyd’s Register.

He has advised on leadership culture and customer-centricity and is a champion of design thinking.

Dale is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a past president of ICON (formerly APSMA), a not-for-profit association.

 james mason-smallerJames Mason
Director, Hydropower and Headworks

James joined the business in 2003. 

As Director of Hydropower and Headworks, James is responsible for leading our dams and geotech teams, hydropower developments with the PHES team and incorporating our Delhi office and asset management team to deliver commercial outcomes in line with our business targets.

James has more than 30 years of experience in engineering and consulting across many industries and countries, successfully developing and implementing clients’ business strategies through projects and programs. His experience spans diverse industries in Australia and internationally, including the built environment, infrastructure, mining,  micro-electronics and renewable energy.

James was previously the International Business Development Manager and Project Director for the majority of Entura’s major renewable projects in South-East Asia and the Pacific. He has been instrumental in Entura’s engagement in locations including the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Mekong, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, Micronesia, Tonga, Samoa and Tuvalu.

Having lived and worked in Singapore, Shanghai and Malaysia, James is familiar with the issues facing emerging renewable technologies in the region.

James holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree (Mech/Elec) and an Advanced Diploma in Project Management.

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Amanda Ashworth
Director, Strategy, Sales and Commercial

Amanda joined Entura in 2000.

As the Director of Strategy, Sales and Commercial, she leads Entura’s strategy development and achievement. She brings together the corporate marketing, sales and commercial functions, providing direction to these teams and areas of the business. She is also the manager of the Entura clean energy and water institute.  

Amanda has 25 years’ experience in multi-disciplinary research and practice on a wide range of environmental, social and economic topics. She has considerable experience in managing complex environmental approvals for large infrastructure projects and in developing strategies and plans and evaluating their success. Amanda has also been involved in project direction of major engineering projects.

Amanda holds a PhD, Graduate Diploma in Environmental Studies and Bachelor of Arts. She has spoken at numerous international conferences and is the author of several peer-reviewed papers.

Pradip Verma Director, Grid and Power

Pradip joined Entura in 2021.

As the Director of Grid and Power, he leads Entura’s Grid Connection and Power Systems team, Secondary Electrical Team, Primary and Transmission Team and the Protection and Test Services team, to deliver commercial outcomes in line with business targets.

Pradip has more than 40 years of experience in the power sector, having previously worked for Transend Networks and the Solomon Islands Electricity Authority in the Pacific. 

He has strong skills in managing complex projects, strategic asset management, specialist engineering advice and review, and cross-team integration to achieve client and utility goals. 

Pradip holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronics), Master of Business Management (Technology Management) and a Graduate Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.