James Magill appointed head of new Origin Zero

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Origin Energy has appointed James Magill to the newly created role of executive general manager of Origin Zero—a business unit created to accelerate Origin’s delivery of cleaner energy products and services to business customers.

Magill will report to CEO Frank Calabria and will form part of the executive leadership team.

“We are thrilled to welcome James to Origin in a new role that reflects the changing nature of our business as we lead the energy transition, and the changing needs of our business customers, who are asking Origin to help them achieve their climate change commitments,” Calabria said.

“Many large customers are already seeking Origin’s expertise beyond traditional energy supply and across decarbonisation more broadly and we expect the demand in this area to continue to grow rapidly. The Origin Zero business will ensure we are well placed to meet our customers’ needs for that broader range of products and services.

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“Origin Zero will seamlessly support our customers with everything from traditional energy supply to renewable energy supply and firming, to commercial solar and storage, through to demand management, offsets and other solutions and services. All of these services are supported by Origin’s market-leading data and analytics, allowing us to provide customers with clear line of sight to improvements in energy efficiency and costs, and reducing their carbon footprint.

“With a strong pedigree in energy, utilities and customer-facing roles, James has the ideal mix of skills to lead this important new function. We look forward to welcoming James to Origin and the leadership team when he commences in the new year.”

Magill comes to Origin from New Zealand energy company Genesis, where he held a range of roles, including executive general manager retail markets, executive general manager customer and innovation, and most recently chief digital officer, with responsibility for technology, data, new product development, and the large customer portfolio.