Our Executive Team

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 Buyserie

Chief 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. 

Rik De Buyserie

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

Taneal Roach

Executive Director People & Culture and Internal Communications ENGIE Australia & New Zealand

Taneal leads the People and Culture and Internal Communications functions and is responsible for delivering key people 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. 

Taneal has more than 20 years’ experience in delivering people and culture strategies across shipping, mining, insurance, pharmaceutical and engineering sectors across APAC, the Americas, Europe and Africa.

Under Taneal’s leadership, the people and culture 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 net zero.

Taneal holds a Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) from Edith Cowan University and an Executive Master of Business Administration from RMIT.

 

Taneal Roach

Executive Director People & Culture and Internal Communications

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 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.

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 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.

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

Graeme York

Chief 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.

Graeme York

Chief Operating Officer, Thermal

ENGIE Australia & New Zealand

Justin Mulder

Executive 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.

Justin Mulder

Executive General Manager Strategy & Performance

ENGIE Australia & New Zealand