Genesis Energy Executive Team


Marc England

Chief Executive - MBA, MENG

Marc joined Genesis in May 2016. He is responsible for the leadership, strategic direction and management of all its business interests.

Prior to joining Genesis, Marc was Executive General Manager New Energy at AGL Energy in Australia and also previously held the role of Group Head of Strategy there. Marc has 12 years’ experience in the sector across three markets having also worked at British Gas, a subsidiary of Centrica Plc, in the UK from 2007.

Earlier in his career Marc held a number of Corporate Finance roles at Ford Motor Company and prior to that was a Petroleum Engineer for Halliburton Energy Services in the Middle East and United States. Marc has an Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and European Studies and an MBA.


Chris Jewell

Chief Financial Officer & Executive General Manager Strategy - BE (Hons), MEM, CIMA

Chris joined the Genesis Executive in 2013 as General Manager Portfolio Management and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2016. From 1 July 2019 his role was expanded to include executive general management of Strategy.

Chris is responsible for leading the Company’s strategy formulation and overseeing all finance functions, treasury, tax, risk, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations and procurement.

Chris brings significant senior leadership experience in the energy sector across the disciplines of markets, infrastructure investment and asset operations. Chris sat on the Electricity Authority governance boards and has previously worked in the telecommunications and infrastructure sectors in the United Kingdom.

James Magill

Executive General Manager Retail Markets, BSc (Hons), Dip Corp Finance, MBA (Melbourne/Madrid)

James joined Genesis in October 2016 as Executive General Manager, Customer and Innovation. In 2019, his role expanded to Executive General Manager, Retail Markets.

He is responsible for driving growth across the retail portfolio. This includes product development, sales, brand and marketing, the development of customer applications and architecture and data governance.

James brings broad experience in strategy, corporate finance, product development and originating new business opportunities to his role at Genesis. He has international energy sector experience, having worked in the United Kingdom, North America and Australia prior to joining Genesis.


Matthew Osborne

Executive General Manager Corporate Affairs, General Counsel and Company Secretary - BCom, LLB

Matthew joined Genesis in May 2018 as General Counsel and Company Secretary and was appointed Executive General Manager of Corporate Affairs in October that year.

Matthew is responsible for our legal, regulatory, government relations, sustainability, community investment, communications and company secretarial functions.

Having worked in a number of international markets, he brings significant experience in executing business strategy and in providing specialist risk management, commercial, legal and regulatory advice.

Prior to joining Genesis, Matthew held senior legal and governance roles with the Vodafone Group in the Middle East and Ireland.


Nicola Richardson

Executive General Manager People & Culture - BA (Hons)

Nicola joined Genesis in 2014 as Group Manager Talent and Development. She was appointed to the Executive team to lead the Company’s People and Culture function in 2016.

Nicola is responsible for the people and culture focus of the Company, including human resources, property and facilities management, organisational development and remuneration. She has a particular interest in business transformation and has led Genesis’ successful transition to agile work practices.

Prior to joining Genesis Nicola held senior leadership roles in the financial services, real estate and human resource consulting sectors in the United Kingdom, Asia and New Zealand.


Nigel Clark

Executive General Manager Wholesale Operations & Kupe JV - BBus (Acc), Dip Treasury Management, FCPA, FAICD, CFTP (Snr)

Nigel joined Genesis in October 2016 as Executive General Manager Customer and Service Operations. From 1 July 2019 he has taken on a new portfolio as Executive General Manager Wholesale Operations with responsibility for Genesis’ Kupe Joint Venture.

In this role Nigel is responsible for driving value creation from our electricity generation assets, environmental management, our Kupe Joint Venture Investment and leading safety and wellness across Genesis. Nigel brings deep executive-level energy sector experience to Genesis. He has held Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer roles within Australia’s energy sector and is motivated by the challenge of transformational change to achieve growth and sustained increases in profitability. He served on the Snowy Hydro Board as a Director from 2015 to 2019.

Shaun Goldsbury

Executive General Manager Wholesale Markets - BSc

Shaun was appointed to the Genesis Executive team on 1 July 2019. He joined Genesis in 2013 as an analyst and has held a number of senior roles, including that of General Manager Wholesale.

As Executive General Manager Wholesale Markets Shaun is responsible for managing the Wholesale Market trading activities for Genesis. He is accountable for management of our electricity, gas, coal, LPG and carbon portfolios.

Prior to joining Genesis Shaun held roles at Trustpower and Sport Bay of Plenty. His iwi affiliations are Ngati Porou and Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti. Additionally, Shaun is a current Board member of Volleyball New Zealand.

Tracey Hickman

Executive General Manager Retail Operations - MA (Hons)

Tracey Hickman joined the Genesis Executive team in 2012 as General Manager Generation. From 1 July 2019 she has taken on a new portfolio as Executive General Manager Retail Operations.

As Executive General Manager Retail Operations Tracey is responsible for Genesis’ customer functions, including billing, payments, inbound and outbound customer service, switching, metering and field services. Additionally, she is accountable for Genesis’ digital solutions, information security and LPG service and delivery operations across New Zealand.

Prior to her current role Tracey led Genesis’ Generation, Wholesale and Fuels portfolio businesses. She brings over 25 years of energy sector experience to the Executive team, having begun her career with the Electricity Corporation of New Zealand, managing large-scale environmental projects.