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.
Rik De BuyserieChief Executive Officer ENGIE Australia & New Zealand
In a career spanning over 30 years with ENGIE, Rik has held a variety of roles across Belgium, the United States, Latin America, the United Kingdom and in France. Before moving to Australia, he was CEO of ENGIE Energia Peru, Country Manager ENGIE PERU and COLOMBIA and Regional HUB VP South America.
He’s experienced in operational, safety and development of team members, including serving as the global Deputy HR Director for the business, where he was in charge of senior executives, talent attraction, development and international mobility.
Rik holds a Masters in Industrial and Organisational Psychology.
Rachel RichardsonChief 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
Vanessa McEvoyExecutive 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.
Lawrence KimGeneral 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.
Anna QuillinanChief 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 than 15 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.
Shannon HydeChief 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.
Thierry KalfonManaging Director for ENGIE Renewables for Australia and South-East Asia (SEA) ENGIE Australia & New Zealand
Thierry Kalfon has relocated to Australia 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 Australia, he was the Managing Director of our Renewables Global Business Line, coordinating ENGIE’s 34GW of renewables activities in 23 countries.
Jules DufournierHead 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.
Graeme YorkChief Operating Officer, Thermal ENGIE Australia & New Zealand
Graeme has more than 30 years’ experience in the energy industry in Australia, the USA, UK, Thailand and Singapore in both technical and leadership roles.
Graeme has been with ENGIE for 12 years. In his most recent role, Graeme was President and CEO of Senoko Energy in Singapore, a facility which generates 22% of Singapore’s electricity and sells its energy into all segments of the market.
Prior to 2020, Graeme’s career has covered both line and functional roles around the globe, and has included managing or providing functional support in the fields of Health and Safety, Operations, Construction, IT and digital, and providing the technical input for Business Development activities.
Justin MulderExecutive General Manager Strategy & Performance ENGIE Australia & New Zealand
Justin has more than 20 years’ experience across gas, electricity and carbon/renewable portfolios in the UK and Australia. With a passion for shaping the industry through times of change, he has held executive roles at large energy companies, where he demonstrated expertise in energy trading, portfolio management and team leadership.
Justin has a proven track record of building innovative energy portfolios and strategies to support business growth ambitions across generation and retail energy businesses.
Justin holds a Bachelor of Business and a Graduate Diploma in Commerce from RMIT and is an Australian Financial Markets Association Accredited Individual. Justin is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.