Genesis Executive Team

The Executive Team is based at the offices in Greenlane, Auckland. Together, they bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our business.

Marc England - Genesis NZ Chris Jewell - Genesis NZ Dean Schmidt - Genesis NZ Tracey Hickman - Genesis NZ Jennifer Cherrington-Mowat - Genesis NZ  Nigel Clark - Genesis NZ James Magill - Genesis NZ Nicola Richardson - Genesis NZ
 
Marc England - Genesis NZ

Marc England

Chief Executive, MBA, MEng (Hons)

Marc England is the Chief Executive of Genesis so is responsible for the leadership, strategic direction and management of all of its business interests. Marc has a wealth of financial, marketing and strategy management experience with a track record of driving growth and innovation for customers. Marc has strong international experience in large business leadership roles in energy businesses in the United Kingdom and Australia. In his most recent role before joining Genesis, Marc was on the executive team of Sydney-based AGL Energy, first as Group Head of Strategy then more recently Executive General Manager of New Energy. Marc has also held roles at British Gas and the Ford Motor Company.

 

Chris Jewell - Genesis NZ

Chris Jewell

Chief Financial Officer, BE (Hons), MEM, CIMA

As Chief Financial Officer, Chris is responsible for overseeing all financial, treasury, tax, risk, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), Investor Relations, and procurement aspects of Genesis. He was appointed in 2016 and brings significant national and international experience and expertise to the Company. Chris has broad experience in senior leadership, commercial management, energy markets, infrastructure investment and asset operations.
He joined Genesis in February 2013 after a decade with Mercury Energy 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.

Dean Schmidt - Genesis NZ

Dean Schmidt

Executive General Manager Corporate Affairs and Transformation, BA (Hons)

Dean heads the Transformation Office, which is responsible for ensuring the Company's strategic initiatives are being implemented and delivered. In addition, he leads our strategic thinking on government and regulatory matters while also overseeing Genesis' legal team, corporate communications and community investment.
Having joined Genesis in August 2012, Dean brings political, private sector and State-owned 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 New Zealand Limited.

Tracey Hickman - Genesis NZ

Tracey Hickman

Executive General Manager Generation and Wholesale, MA (Hons)

Tracey covers two key areas of the business, signalling greater integration and operating flexibility and efficiency between generation, fuels and wholesale activities. Tracey is responsible for all aspects of wholesale and trading activity and fuels management, including managing the Company's hedge, active and carbon books. Her role includes asset management, including lifecycle investment and maintenance, 24/7 operations, environmental management and health and safety in the generation part of the business. Tracey has worked in the energy sector in a variety of roles for more than 20 years.

Jennifer Cherrington-Mowat - Genesis NZ

Jennifer Cherrington-Mowat

Executive General Manager Technology and Digital, Bcom, MBA

Jen joined Genesis in October 2016 after holding several senior leadership roles in organisations in the United Kingdom (UK). This is a new role within the leadership team. Jen is 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 and understands how technology and mobility are reshaping services to the home and for business. Prior to joining Genesis, Jen held executive leadership roles at Mothercare, BT Group, eBay UK, Amazon UK, Yahoo! Europe and, most recently, Electrocomponents PLC.

Nigel Clark - Genesis NZ

Nigel Clark

Executive General Manager Customer Operations, BBus (Acc), Dip Treasury Management, FCPA, FAICD, CFTP (Snr)

Nigel, who joined Genesis in October 2016, is responsible for driving exceptional customer experience across the retail and LPG distribution portfolio, including customer service, credit management and field services. He has extensive energy executive experience, having been Managing Director at Momentum Energy in Australia. Nigel is a Non-Executive Director of Snowy Hydro Limited.

James Magill - Genesis NZ

James Magill

Executive General Manager Product Marketing, BSc (Hons), Dip Corp Finance, MBA (Melbourne/Madrid)

James joined Genesis in October 2016 and is responsible for driving growth across the retail portfolio, including accountability for product development, pricing, marketing, sales and customer analytics. He has worked within the energy industry for the last 12 years in the United Kingdom, Texas and Australia before moving to New Zealand. James has experience in strategy, corporate finance, product development and originatingnew business opportunities.

Nicola Richardson- Genesis NZ

Nicola Richardson

Executive General Manager People and Culture, BA (Hons)

Nicola joined Genesis in October 2014 as Group Manager Talent and Development and was appointed to the leadership team in October 2016. Nicola is responsible for the people and culture focus of the Company, including human resources, internal communications, property, health and safety and remuneration. Nicola has worked for the ASB and internationally in Asia and the United Kingdom in financial services, real estate, manufacturing industries and global human resource consulting firms.

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