NEW Zealand’s Genesis Energy Limited has undertaken a major reshuffle of its executive team.
All roles within the current executive team of seven general managers are impacted, with six roles created and six dis-established.
Chris Jewell has been appointed as chief financial officer. Mr Jewell brings deep knowledge of Genesis Energy and the broader energy sector and has a strong commercial background. He was previously general manager Portfolio Management at Genesis Energy and has held a range of senior management roles in New Zealand and the UK.
Jen Cherrington-Mowat has been appointed to the newly created role of executive general manager Technology and Digital to lead the incorporation of new energy technologies and digital tools into customer products and services. She will join Genesis Energy in October. Prior to joining Genesis Energy, she has held senior leadership roles at Mothercare, BT Group, eBay UK, Amazon UK, Yahoo! Europe and, most recently, Electrocomponents PLC.
The general manager Retail role at Genesis has been disestablished and replaced by two new roles on the executive team: executive general manager Product Marketing and executive general manager Customer Operations. Recruitment for both new roles will start immediately.
The portfolio management role, previously held by Chris Jewell, has been combined with the general manager Generation role, previously held by Tracey Hickman, who will now cover both areas of the business as executive general manager Generation and Wholesale.
Meanwhile, Dean Schmidt, the current general manager Strategy and Corporate Affairs will become executive general manager Corporate Affairs and Transformation.
As a result, the executive role of general counsel and company secretary has been disestablished. Maureen Shaddick, who has held this role since 2003 will be leaving the business in October.
Finally, as a result of the appointment of the executive general manager Technology and Digital, the role of general manger Corporate Services has been disestablished. The current general manager Corporate Services, Andrew Steele, will be leaving the business in September and the company is currently recruiting an executive general manager People and Culture.