Executive Profiles - ENGIE Australia & New Zealand
Augustin Honorat, Chief Executive Officer, ENGIE Australia & New Zealand
Augustin has been with ENGIE for 17 years and has managed several companies across the Group’s global portfolio, including B2C Retail and B2B Services companies.
Before joining ENGIE Australia and New Zealand in 2018, he was the Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE’s retail and gas business in France, which had more than 8 million customer contracts.
Augustin also served as Chief of Staff to ENGIE’s Vice Chairman and President for several years.
Masao Omura, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, ENGIE Australia & New Zealand
Masao Omura is Deputy Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE Australia & New Zealand (particularly looking after the business which belongs to IPAH including Simply Energy).
He was appointed and seconded from Mitsui & Co., Ltd. in late 2013 when Mitsui acquired 28% of the share of IPAH from ENGIE (former GDF Suez).
He has worked in the infrastructure business field within Mitsui for over 35 years. He is excited about ENGIE ANZ’s new strategy and to be able to contribute to the change in business portfolio with a focus on decarbonisation. He is equipped with vast business experience within Mitsui and potential customers in Australia.
Corinne Ong, Chief Executive Officer, ENGIE Services Australia & New Zealand
Appointed shortly after its formation in late 2015, Corrine has led the ambitious growth of ENGIE Services from a small development company to a multi-technical building services and installation company with more than 1,200 employees across Australia and New Zealand.
Under Corinne’s leadership, ENGIE Services is leveraging ENGIE Group’s global capabilities to bring innovative new solutions to smart cities and precincts.
She has more than 13 years of executive management experience in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, with a background in wholesale and retail energy, multi-technical services and resources.
Vanessa McEvoy, Head of Human Resources, ENGIE Australia & New Zealand
Vanessa joined ENGIE in 2018 and brings more than 15 years’ experience in human resources in the logistics, services, retail and education sectors at major Australian companies and institutions to the role.
Currently, there are around 1,800 employees across energy retailing, generation and multi-technical services businesses at ENGIE.
Under Vanessa’s leadership, the Human Resources team is focused on creating a vibrant, diverse and innovative workplace at ENGIE where talented people can thrive in delivering the future energy needs of consumers and businesses across Australia and New Zealand.
Gary Brown, Chief Financial Officer, ENGIE Australia & New Zealand
Gary has over 20 years of experience in finance related roles at KPMG, BHP Billiton, Shell/Viva and ENGIE.
He started his career with KPMG before moving to BHP Billiton and Shell in senior finance roles across Melbourne, Sydney and Papua New Guinea. He joined the ENGIE business in 2018. He has extensive experience in projects ranging from acquisition, restructures and integrations across energy and IT/Services businesses.
Gary holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Accounting) from Monash University and is a Qualified Chartered Accountant (Australia).
Greg Billman, Head of Renewable Development, Engineering & Trading
Greg is responsible for delivering key parts of the businesses’ commercial objectives in the region.
In his previous role as Head of Strategy, Business Development and Regulation, he oversaw strategy development, mergers and acquisitions, business development and activities within energy storage, solar, wind, gas, coal, hydro generation and energy retail.
Greg also spent nearly six years in the United Kingdom as Trading Manager and another six years in the same role in Australia.
Before moving to ENGIE, he was Simply Energy’s General Manager, Commercial and was responsible for all commercial aspects of the retail energy business, including forecasting, product pricing, strategy establishment, competitive intelligence as well as gross margin optimisation and the sales and customer service teams.
Lawrence Kim, General Counsel and Head of External Relations, ENGIE Australia & New Zealand
In his role, Lawrence oversees the legal, ethics, corporate affairs, external communications, wholesale regulation and CSR activities of the business and also the Hazelwood rehabilitation project.
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 legal firms in London and Melbourne.
Lawrence holds Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from Murdoch University. Additionally, he obtained a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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.