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Ajay Anand

Chief Executive Officer

Ajay is the Chief Executive of Horizon Energy Group, leading the executive management team and managing the Group's business interests. Ajay joined...

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Ajay Anand

Ajay is the Chief Executive of Horizon Energy Group, leading the executive management team and managing the Group's business interests. Ajay joined Horizon Energy Group in September 2008.

Ajay is an electrical engineer with more than 12 years experience in the electricity sector. He has significant experience in utility strategy, design, construction, management and operations.

Prior to joining Horizon Energy Group, Ajay was the General Manager for Network Assets at Top Energy Limited, situated in Kaikohe. He was responsible for all elements of pricing, network related regulatory compliance and disclosures, planning, development, and operational control of the network which serviced 28,000 customers. In addition to this he led Top Energy’s design team who worked on extensive tenders supporting the company's Fijian operations. Before joining Top Energy he had several engineering and management roles with Mercury Energy and Unison Networks Limited.

Ajay is a Chartered Electrical Engineer and holds a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering as well as a post graduate business qualification from Deakin University (Australia) and Henley in the United Kingdom. He is a member of the Electricity Engineers Association and the Institution of Engineering and Technology

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Kiran Watkins

General Manager Commercial

Kiran was appointed Group Commercial and Regulatory Manager in September 2011, with a change in title to General Manager Commercial in August 2013....

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Kiran Watkins

Kiran was appointed Group Commercial and Regulatory Manager in September 2011, with a change in title to General Manager Commercial in August 2013. He has held various senior finance roles both in New Zealand and in the United Kingdom. Prior to the Horizon Energy Group, Kiran was the Finance Manager for Planning and Support Services at Vero Insurance New Zealand, and brings considerable strategic finance and commercial planning experience.

Kiran leads the mergers and acquisitions work streams within the Group and is responsible for the Group ICT team that delivers the corporate ICT function for the Group. He leads the Commercial team, which is responsible for regulation, pricing, and revenue assurance for the Electricity Distribution Business, and procurement within the wider Group.

Kiran holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Auckland, and has a number of professional memberships including: Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, New Zealand Association of Economists, Institute of Directors in New Zealand, and he is also an Associate Member of IT Professionals New Zealand.

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Jamie Broderick

General Manager Business Development

Jamie joined Horizon Energy Group in February 2017 in the role of General Manager Business Development. This role is responsible for developin...

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Jamie Broderick

Jamie joined Horizon Energy Group in February 2017 in the role of General Manager Business Development. This role is responsible for developing strategies and initiatives that will be focussed on business development, marketing and communication to drive the profitability and growth of the Group.

Jamie brings with him a considerable amount of experience and track record in growing and developing business over a sustained period of time.

Jamie has held several senior leadership roles with a number of large and successful organisations. His most recent role was that of Strategic Alliance Group Director with the Compass Group who are a global player in providing food and soft  services.

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Oloff Visser

General Manager People and Performance

Oloff joined Horizon Energy Group in April 2015 as General Manager People and Performance.

Oloff has more than 20 years' experience in gl...

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Oloff Visser

Oloff joined Horizon Energy Group in April 2015 as General Manager People and Performance.

Oloff has more than 20 years' experience in global human resource and safety roles and specialises in cultural change, employee engagement and leadership development. During his career and in his most recent role as Managing Director of the Visser Consulting Group he has had exposure to a wide range of industries including shipping, manufacturing, power generation, maintenance, international mining and the services sector. He strongly believes in and actively pursues the principle that the "People" porfolio should add value to the enterprise by enabling business performance, leadership and innovation.

Prior to joining Horizon Energy Group, Oloff held a number of executive roles in New Zealand, Australia, South-East Asia and South Africa.

Oloff holds a Bachelor Degree majoring in Law, an MBA and a post graduate qualification in Health and Safety.

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Vanessa Atadeniz, CA

Chief Financial Officer / Company Secretary

Vanessa joined Horizon Energy Group on 12 June 2017 as Chief Financial Officer and Company Sec...

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Vanessa Atadeniz, CA

Vanessa joined Horizon Energy Group on 12 June 2017 as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary. Vanessa's last position was that as Group Financial Controller for the New Zealand and Australian operations of the Avis Budget Group.

Prior to that, Vanessa held senior roles at Frucor Beverages Ltd and Ernst and Young. Vanessa attained her C.A. when working at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Assurance services.

As a Certified Chartered Accountant, Vanessa obtained a Bachelor of Commerce and Graduate Diploma in Commerce (majors: Accounting, Marketing and Management and minor: Information Systems) from the University of Auckland.

Vanessa sits on the CAANZ committee of the Financial Controller/Chief Financial Officer special interest group, and recently resigned from her volunteer role on the Board of Trustees and Audit, Risk and Finance sub-committee for the Graeme Dingle Foundation (formerly Foundation Youth Development Auckland).

 

 

 

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