• Media release
  • 9 Jun 2022
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Genesis CEO departing to lead Australian company

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Genesis CEO Marc England has announced his resignation after six years with the company. He is heading across the Tasman to head up New South Wales electricity distributor Ausgrid.

England’s last day with Genesis will be 14 October, 2022.

England joined Genesis as Chief Executive Officer in 2016. He has overseen a significant transformation and growth in the business during a critical period for the sector. Board Chair Barbara Chapman said the Board wished to acknowledge the significant value Marc has brought to Genesis over the past six years.

“Marc has been a highly respected CEO, leading Genesis through an intensive period of change and positioning it for the future as a more sustainable, inclusive and customer focussed business,” said Chapman. “We wish Marc all the best in his next role and thank him for his energy, leadership and efforts on behalf of Genesis.”

England commented: “It has been a privilege to have led Genesis, one of New Zealand’s strongest brands and owner of critical national infrastructure, and to have worked with an amazing team of people. I am particularly proud of what the Genesis team has accomplished during the past six years and am confident the business will continue to perform well whilst leading the way in support of New Zealand’s transition to a low carbon future.”

Tracey Hickman, Chief Customer Officer, will be interim CEO with effect from 15 October 2022 until a new CEO is appointed. The Board has commenced a formal process to appoint a new CEO.

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