Our Executive Team

Leading the transition to a zero-carbon future

Who We Are

With decades of experience and a shared passion for going beyond energy, our leadership team is committed to building a culture where engaged, diverse and inclusive teams thrive. We’re proud to introduce the people who are supporting every ENGIE employee to work towards a zero-carbon future for Australia and New Zealand.

Andrew Hyland

Chief Executive Officer ENGIE Australia & New Zealand


Andrew combines a 20-year career in energy trading, finance and strategy with expertise in renewable energy asset development and commercialisation to drive ENGIE’s growth ambitions in Australia.

He is focussed on using ENGIE’s flexible generation assets to accelerate the energy transition, growing the company’s renewable energy and storage asset base, integrating ENGIE’s hydrogen business into the Australian operations and applying ENGIE’s global expertise in zero carbon strategies to help local customers meet their decarbonisation goals. 

Andrew, who has worked across three continents, holds a Bachelor of Business from RMIT, has a background as a qualified chartered accountant and is an Australian Financial Services Licence Responsible Manager.

Andrew Hyland

Chief Executive Officer

ENGIE Australia & New Zealand

Hideshi Sahara

Deputy Chief Executive Officer ENGIE Australia & New Zealand

Hideshi Sahara was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE Australia & New Zealand in March 2021. He is a secondee from ENGIE’s joint venture partner Mitsui & Co., one of the world’s most diversified trading, investment and services enterprises.

Hideshi has been with Mitsui since 1987, holding leadership roles across its energy business, with a focus on renewable power generation

Hideshi Sahara

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

ENGIE Australia & New Zealand

Rachel Richardson

Chief Financial Officer ENGIE Australia & New Zealand

Rachel has more than 20 years’ experience across a number of industry sectors, including energy, as well as foreign-owned, multi-national and exchange-listed organisations. 

An expert in building strong, capable teams to deliver outcomes for internal and external stakeholders, Rachel’s strengths include interpreting financial performance data to enable good business decision-making, leading major change initiatives to improve business performance, and delivering maximum value at optimum cost. 

Rachel holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Environmental Studies and Business Studies 

Rachel Richardson

Chief Financial Officer

ENGIE Australia & New Zealand

Vanessa McEvoy

Executive General Manager, Human Resources ENGIE Australia & New Zealand

Vanessa leads the Human Resources, Internal Communications and Safety functions and is responsible for delivering key people and health, safety and wellbeing-focused programs, enabling high-performing teams, career development and talent succession, in addition to ENGIE’s Fifty-Fifty gender equity roadmap and wider diversity and inclusion strategy.  

Vanessa has more than 15 years’ experience in human resources in the retail, logistics, security, and tertiary education sectors at major Australian public and private companies and institutions. 

Under Vanessa’s leadership, the human resources team is focused on cultivating a diverse and innovative workplace where customer-focused people are proud to work, feel they belong, and deliver ENGIE’s ambition of accelerating the transition to a carbon-neutral economy. 

Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)/Bachelor of Arts and Master of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.  

Vanessa McEvoy

Executive General Manager, Human Resources

ENGIE Australia & New Zealand

Lawrence Kim

General Counsel and Executive General Manager, External Relations ENGIE Australia & New Zealand

In his role, Lawrence leads the Legal, Ethics and Corporate and Regulatory Affairs functions, including external communications, wholesale regulation and Corporate Social Responsibility. He is also responsible for managing the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project, which involves the remediation of the former Hazelwood site into a safe, stable and sustainable final landform.  

Lawrence has more than 15 years of experience in the energy, resources and infrastructure sectors. Prior to joining ENGIE in 2010, Lawrence worked at top tier law firms in Melbourne and London, with a focus on corporate law, M&A and joint ventures. 

Lawrence holds Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from Murdoch University and is qualified as a lawyer in Australia and the United Kingdom. Additionally, he has completed a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute (now FINSIA) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Lawrence Kim

General Counsel and Executive General Manager, External Relations

ENGIE Australia & New Zealand

Anna Quillinan

Chief Development Officer, ENGIE Net Zero Energy Solutions ENGIE Australia & New Zealand


Anna has more than 20 years’ experience as an engineer, project manager and business manager in the resources and energy industry. With a background in process engineering, Anna has had a technical contribution to projects for more than15 years.

More recently she has applied her expertise in engineering and project delivery to her current role managing the ENGIE Net Zero Energy Solutions team. The team is focused on integrating infrastructure, services and technology to deliver Net Zero precincts across Australia.

Anna holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from RMIT.

Anna Quillinan

Chief Development Officer, ENGIE Net Zero Energy Solutions

ENGIE Australia & New Zealand

Shannon Hyde

Chief Executive Officer Simply Energy

Shannon was appointed in 2018 and has been with the business since 2010 leading General Management functions in both Operations and Sales & Marketing.

He has led significant operational efficiency and transformation programs for Simply Energy, helping it to become one of Australia’s fastest growing energy companies, with a presence in east coast markets and Western Australia.

Prior to this, Shannon held senior analytics and operations roles with Telstra and Stellar Asia Pacific, where he introduced data-driven modelling tools and drove customer service improvement programs.

Shannon Hyde

Chief Executive Officer

Simply Energy

Thierry Kalfon

Managing Director for ENGIE Renewables for Australia and South-East Asia (SEA) ENGIE Australia & New Zealand

Thierry Kalfon has relocated to Melbourne to take up the role as Managing Director for ENGIE Renewables for Australia and South-East Asia (SEA).

Thierry has been with ENGIE for 12 years and before relocating to Melbourne, he was the Managing Director of our Renewables Global Business Line, coordinating ENGIE’s 34GW of renewables activities in 23 countries.

Thierry Kalfon

Managing Director for ENGIE Renewables for Australia and South-East Asia (SEA)

ENGIE Australia & New Zealand

Jules Dufournier

Head of Global Energy Management & Sales ANZ ENGIE Australia & New Zealand

Jules has 20 years’ experience in energy trading markets, having held various roles in the trading arm of ENGIE, notably as a Gas Portfolio Manager, and Head of the Options trading desk between Paris and Brussels.

Before moving to ENGIE ANZ in 2022, Jules spent six years in Singapore, first as the Chief Operating Officer of the Global Energy Management APAC&LNG platform and then Co-CEO of Global Energy Management and Sales’ (GEMS) APAC platform. 

In Australia, he is responsible for the GEMS platform which connects the assets of ENGIE with the markets, and supplies energy and risk management services to help customers achieve their decarbonisation targets. 

Jules holds an engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique in France.

Jules Dufournier

Head of Global Energy Management & Sales ANZ

ENGIE Australia & New Zealand