Nino Ficca



Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)
Graduate Diploma of Management


Geelong Waurn Ponds

Graduation years

1982, 1994

Deakin Alumni of the Year Award


Current position

Managing Director and CEO, AusNet Services


As one of the most respected names in the state's energy industry, Deakin alumnus Nino Ficca has demonstrated a high level of excellence and keen drive to enable change throughout his prestigious career.

Career path and highlights

Nino has spent the past decade at the helm of AusNet Services, Victoria's largest energy delivery service.

AusNet Services has partnered with Deakin to offer AusNet Services Women in Power Engineering Scholarships, supporting women to achieve tertiary qualifications in power engineering and prepare them for rewarding careers in the energy industry.

Nino has more than 30 years’ experience in the energy sector, including numerous senior management roles with AusNet Transmission Group. He is a Director of Energy Networks Association Limited and a member of the National Energy Market Operations Committee. He was formerly a Director of SPI Management Services and Deputy Chairman and Director of the Energy Supply Association of Australia.

A strong supporter of diversity in the workplace, and as Chairman of the Deakin University Engineering Advisory Board, Nino is creating and promoting mentoring opportunities in engineering, especially for women.

Championing women in engineering

Nino Ficca – Managing Director and CEO of AusNet Services

Nino Ficca – Managing Director and CEO of AusNet Services

A respected leader in Victoria's energy industry, Nino talks about his vision for more women in engineering and why he sees Deakin as a leader in engineering education.