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 - BE (Hons), MEM, CIMA

Chris Jewell 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 Executive General Manager 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 and investor relations.

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 board and has previously worked in the telecommunications and infrastructure sectors in the United Kingdom.

James Magill

Chief Digital Officer - BSc (Hons), Dip Corp Finance, MBA (Melbourne/Madrid)

James Magill joined Genesis in October 2016 as Executive General Manager, Customer and Innovation. In 2019, his role expanded to Executive General Manager, Retail Markets. On 1 September, 2020, James takes up the role of Chief Digital Officer.

James is accountable for technology and data transformation across the business. In addition, he leads the Energy Online brand and Genesis' Commercial and Industrial customers, as well as the development of energy management products and services.

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

Chief Corporate Affairs Officer - BCom, LLB

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

On 1 September, 2020, Matthew takes up the role of Chief Corporate Affairs Officer. Matthew is responsible for 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

Chief People Officer - BA (Hons)

Nicola Richardson 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.

On 1 September, 2020, Nicola takes up the role of Chief People Officer. Nicola is responsible for the people and culture focus of Genesis, including recruitment, talent development, cultural change, Agile, property and procurement.

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

Chief Operations Officer - BBus (Acc), Dip Treasury Management, FCPA, FAICD, CFTP (Snr)

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

On 1 September, 2020, Nigel takes up the role of Chief Operations Officer. In this role Nigel is responsible for driving value creation from our electricity generation assets, environmental management, community relations, 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

Chief Trading Officer - BSc

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

On 1 September, 2020, Shaun takes up the role of Chief Trading Officer. Shaun is responsible for Genesis’ electricity, gas, coal and carbon portfolio management, derivatives and spot trading, plus delivery of the Future-gen strategy.

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

Chief Customer Officer - MA (Hons)

Tracey Hickman joined the Genesis Executive Team in 2012 as General Manager Generation. In 2019, she took on a new portfolio as Executive General Manager Retail Operations. Prior to her current role, Tracey led Genesis’ Generation, Wholesale and Fuels portfolio businesses as Executive General Manager.

On 1 September, 2020, Tracey takes up the role of Chief Customer Officer. Tracey is accountable for the Genesis Retail brand, LPG operations and a range of retail support functions for the whole business.

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 reconsenting projects.