The Executive Team is based at the offices in Greenlane, Auckland. Together, they bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our business.
Chief Executive, MBA, MEng (Hons)
Marc England is responsible for the leadership, strategic direction and management of all of Genesis Energy's business interests. Appointed in 2016, Marc has a wealth of general management experience underpinned by strong finance, strategy, marketing and procurement experience with leading blue-chip companies in the industrial sector.
Marc has strong international experience in large business leadership roles in energy businesses in the United Kingdom and globally. He has a track record of driving growth, innovation and renewed customer focus in each of his previous positions. In his most recent role before joining Genesis Energy, Marc was the key driver behind a new strategic agenda at Sydney-based AGL Energy and the development of its New Energy business.
Marc has also held roles at British Gas and the Ford Motor Company.
Chief Financial Officer, BE (Hons), MEM, CIMA
As Chief Financial Officer, Chris is responsible for directing all financial, treasury, tax, risk and procurement aspects of Genesis Energy. He was appointed in 2016 and brings significant national and international experience and expertise to the Company.
Chris has broad experience in commercial management, energy trading, infrastructure investment, and asset operations. He joined Genesis Energy in February 2013 after almost a decade with Mighty River Power in a variety of management roles. Chris has also worked in a variety of telecommunications and infrastructure roles in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
General Counsel and Company Secretary, LLB, BA
As General Counsel, Maureen is responsible for management of the provision of legal services to Genesis Energy and legal compliance and regulatory support. She is the Company Secretary of Genesis Energy and Deputy Chair of the Genesis Oncology Trust.
Prior to joining Genesis Energy in 1999, Maureen worked as a commercial and construction lawyer in both private practice and in-house corporate roles in Wellington, Dubai and London.
Executive General Manager Corporate Affairs and Transformation, BA (Hons)
As General Manager Corporate Affairs and Transformation, Dean Schmidt leads the Transformation Office, which is responsible for ensuring the Company's strategic initiatives are being implemented and delivered. Dean also leads corporate communications, legal, government and regulatory affairs, and community investment programmes. Having joined Genesis Energy in August 2012, Dean brings political, private sector and Stateowned Enterprise experience to the Company. He served as Head of Corporate Affairs at Television New Zealand, Group Corporate Affairs Manager for New Zealand Post Group and Head of Government and Community Relations at Telecom NZ Ltd.
General Manager Corporate Services, BCom
Andrew leads the People and Capability, Health, Safety and Quality, Internal Communications, Information Technology and Property and Administration teams at Genesis Energy. Before joining the Company, Andrew has worked in a variety of executive roles across New Zealand and Australia.
He has worked in a range of companies including QSuper, Suncorp, Fonterra and Telecom NZ Ltd. Andrew also managed his own consulting business for three years, building up a set of blue-chip clients across Australia including those in the utility and electricity sectors. He has also spent time working in the electricity sector in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Executive General Manager Generation and Wholesale, MA (Hons)
In this combined role Tracey Hickman covers two key areas of the business: signalling greater integration and operating efficiency between generation and trading.
Her role includes asset management (including strategy, planning and plant performance), engineering (including all projects), environmental management, health and safety of generation teams, maintenance and operations. Tracey is also responsible for all aspects of wholesale energy and fuel trading, sales to our larger customers and the Company's hedge portfolio. She has worked in the electricity sector in a variety of roles for more than 20 years.
Executive General Manager Technology and Digital, Bcom, MBA
Jen Cherrington-Mowat, a New Zealander, joins Genesis Energy in October 2016 after holding several senior leadership roles in the United Kingdom. This is a new role within the leadership team. Jen will be responsible for helping deliver the digital services and tools our customers need to streamline energy management in their homes or their businesses.
She brings almost 20 years of digital experience to Genesis Energy. Jen understands how technology and mobility are reshaping services to the home and for business. Prior to joining Genesis Energy, she held senior leadership roles at Mothercare, BT Group, eBay UK, Amazon UK, Yahoo! Europe and most recently Electrocomponents PLC.
New Executive Roles
Executive General Manager Product Marketing and Executive General Manager Customer Operations
Two Executive General Manager roles were created in July in the restructure of the Executive team. A recruitment process is under way for an Executive General Manager Product Marketing and Executive General Manager Customer Operations.