Andrew Hyland appointed CEO of ENGIE ANZ

Andrew Hyland has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE Australia & New Zealand. He takes over from Augustin Honorat who will be returning to an ENGIE Group role in Paris after almost four years in Australia.  

Mr Hyland joined ENGIE ANZ in 2019, after a 20-year career in senior leadership across the commercial and wholesale energy markets in Australia and Latin America. With a background as a chartered accountant, Andrew has been in the energy industry for 20 years and has extensive experience in energy trading, corporate Power Purchase Agreements, financial reporting and strategy.  

Australia is a key market for the ENGIE Group, which has invested significant capital into flexible generation assets, renewable energy generation and energy storage . In Australia, ENGIE’s portfolio includes 1.0 GW of operating gas-fired power plants, 165 MW of operating wind farms, a 150MW battery under construction and a 2 GW pipeline of solar, wind and large-scale batteries under development. The group is also establishing several industrial-scale hydrogen operations geared for both domestic Australian consumption and export opportunities as well as delivering innovative energy solutions to support customers’ decarbonisation goals.   

In his previous role as ENGIE’s Executive General Manager of Energy Management, Mr Hyland was closely involved in operationalising and growing the business’ dispatchable and renewables projects and he will continue this work as CEO, while also taking over responsibility for all company operations including the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project in Victoria. He will also take an active role in the company’s retail energy arm, Simply Energy, which has more  than 740,000 gas and electricity customers, and is currently rolling out its Virtual Power Plant (VPP) offering nationally.  

Mr Hyland said “I’m a strong believer that the best energy business is an integrated one –participating across generation, storage, retail, new energy solutions and future fuels. ENGIE ANZ is using our portfolio today to support the assets of the future and delivering the types of products and solutions that customers want as the world transitions to zero-carbon.” 

As he prepares for his next role at ENGIE, Augustin Honorat said: “It has been a privilege to lead ENGIE ANZ and to live and work in Australia. I am proud of our achievements and progress and am also delighted that Andrew has taken over as ANZ CEO.”  

The appointment of Andrew Hyland follows two other senior hires. In April Rachel Richardson was appointed Chief Financial Officer, while in May Carlos Trench was appointed as ENGIE ANZ’s first Head of Hydrogen Projects, underlining the group’s commitment to establishing an industry-leading green hydrogen offering in Australia.  

Jun 02, 2022