Genesis Energy Executive Team

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

Chief Financial Officer and 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. In 2019, his role was expanded to include executive general management of Strategy. 

As Chief Financial Officer and Executive General Manager Strategy, Chris is responsible for overseeing all finance functions, treasury, tax, risk, corporate finance and M&A, Investor Relations, Procurement and leads the company’s strategy formulation.

Chris brings significant senior leadership, commercial management, energy markets, infrastructure investment and asset operations experience to his role. He has previously worked in both the telecommunications and infrastructure sectors here and in United Kingdom.

Nigel Clark

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

Nigel joined Genesis in October 2016 as Executive General Manager Customer and Service Operations. In 2019, he took on a new portfolio as Executive General Manager Wholesale Operations and 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 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.


Shaun Goldsbury

Executive General Manager Wholesale Markets, BSc

Shaun was appointed to the Genesis Executive team in 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 has held roles at Trustpower and Sport Bay of Plenty. His iwi affiliations are to 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. In 2019, she was appointed 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’s Environmental team.

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, LLB / BCom

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.

As Genesis’ General Counsel and Company Secretary, Matthew is responsible for our legal, government relations, policy, sustainability, community investment, communications and company secretarial functions. 

He brings significant commercial, governance, risk management, legal and regulatory experience in executing business strategy and providing specialist risk management and legal guidance from multiple markets to Genesis. Prior to joining Genesis, Matthew led corporate counsel for Orion Health locally and the Vodafone Group in both the Middle-East and Ireland.

Nicola Richardson

Executive General Manager People and Culture, BA (Hons)

Nicola joined Genesis in 2014 as Group Manager Talent and Development. She was appointed to the Executive Management 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 has held senior leadership roles in the financial services, real estate and human resource consulting sectors in the United Kingdom, Asia and New Zealand.