Tributes are pouring in for former Eskom CEO, Dr. Ian McRea who died on Sunday at the age of 90. He led the power utility from 1985 tot 1994, and most of the power stations the country has today were built under his management.

McRae started his career at Eskom in 1947 as an apprentice fitter and worked his way up. When he retired from Eskom in 1994, he became Chairperson of the National Electricity Regulator, Chairman of the Southern African Development through Electricity, and Honorary Vice-President of the South African National Energy Association.

Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter says: “It saddens me to have to announce the death of Dr McRae. He worked his way to become the first CEO of NERSA, CEO and first Eskom chair durn the time which he made a tremendous impact on the South African energy industry.”