Ausgrid appoints Marc England as new CEO

Headshot of incoming Ausgrid CEO Marc England
Incoming Ausgrid CEO Marc England

The Board of Ausgrid Group has appointed Marc England as its incoming CEO, effective January 2023. 

England will succeed Richard Gross, who will continue to lead Ausgrid until the end of the calendar year. 

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For the past six years, England has been CEO of New Zealand’s publicly listed Genesis Energy. Prior to that he worked for AGL in Sydney in roles including as group head of strategy and as executive general manager new energy, as well as for British Gas in the UK.

England said, “I am excited to be returning to the Australian energy market at a key point in the transition towards a more sustainable future. I look forward to leading Ausgrid through the next phase of the company’s journey and ensuring electricity distribution plays an active role in shaping how reliable low-carbon electricity contributes to a thriving economy.” 

Ausgrid chair Dr Helen Nugent AC said, “The Ausgrid Board is delighted to announce Marc’s appointment. He brings a wealth of diverse experience in the energy sector, which will be particularly relevant as distribution in Australia transitions to a renewables future. 

“His demonstrable leadership, combined with the breadth of his energy expertise will enable him to lead Ausgrid with confidence as the energy sector evolves. We look forward with excitement to his joining Ausgrid as CEO,” Dr Nugent said. 

Dr Nugent acknowledged and thanked Richard for his significant contribution over the past six years. 

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“Richard has led Ausgrid with great distinction since the company transitioned to private ownership. He is recognised by the Board and the sector more broadly for his leadership and commitment to making energy more affordable for consumers, with an electricity distribution network that is more resilient to the impact of climate change. 

“The Board is indebted to Richard for his outstanding leadership, and we wish him well for the future”.

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