Contribution and experience
Andrea is an experienced leader of large, listed businesses, having held both executive and non-executive roles at international energy companies. She has a deep understanding of global markets, including the US, and their underpinning regulation.
Andrea is the former President of Duke Energy’s international division (‘DEI’). She spent 15 years at Duke Energy, including seven years as President of DEI with executive responsibility for hydro and thermal assets across countries in Latin America. Prior to her role as President, Andrea held senior executive legal positions at DEI, including as associate General Counsel between 2003 and 2009. Andrea also served as Latin America counsel with Baker McKenzie.
Andrea has non-executive director appointments at Waste Connections, Inc., Amcor plc and Peabody Energy Corporation. Andrea was also previously a non-executive director at DMC Global Inc. and Yamana Gold Inc.
Andrea has dedicated her career to successfully leading international teams with diverse cultures and backgrounds including in challenging circumstances. One of her most deeply held views is that clear and transparent communications, coupled with healthy debate, are a powerful tool to bringing consensus and motivating a team to achieve its full potential.
Andrea is passionate about safety and is always committed to promoting and supporting a corporate culture where safety comes first.
Andrea earned a Bachelor of Law from the University of Sao Paulo Law School in Brazil and a Master of Law in International and Comparative Law from Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology. She is a member of the Brazilian Bar Association.
Appointment to the Board
24 August 2023
Appointment as Chair
1 January 2024
- Chair of the Nomination Committee
- Member of the Remuneration Committee
- Waste Connections, Inc. (Non-Executive Director)
- Amcor plc (Non-Executive Director)
- Peabody Energy Corporation (Non-Executive Director)