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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

Group Chief Financial Officer/Company Secretary

Kiran was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer and Company Secreta...

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Kiran Watkins

Kiran was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary in September 2018. Prior this appointment Kiran had been the General Manager Commercial and Technology within the Horizon Energy Group since September 2011.

Kiran leads the Group finance functions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate procurement, risk management, and the Group ICT functions, and is responsible for the regulatory team that delivers regulation, pricing, and revenue assurance for the Electricity Distribution Business.

Kiran 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 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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Jade Leung

GM People & Performance

Jade has over 19 years’ of leadership experience in all aspects of strategic human resources, organisational development, safety and change manag...

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Jade Leung

Jade has over 19 years’ of leadership experience in all aspects of strategic human resources, organisational development, safety and change management. This has been gained in diverse, people dependent industries such as infrastructure, aviation and IT. Prior to joining Horizon Energy Group, Jade held senior leadership roles with Auckland International Airport, Leighs Construction and IAG. A key driver for Jade is to make a positive difference to business performance by intelligently challenging the status quo and proactively aligning people and business strategy to deliver value for customers.

Jade holds a Master’s degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology with undergraduate majors in media studies and communication and psychology.

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Brett Laurent

COO Electrical - Horizon Energy Group

Brett is the Chief Operating Officer for Horizon Energy Group’s electrical division. Previously he was the Regional General Manager for Aquaheat...

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Brett Laurent

Brett is the Chief Operating Officer for Horizon Energy Group’s electrical division. Previously he was the Regional General Manager for Aquaheat’s northern region, which encompassed the upper half of the North Island and included the Pacific Islands (Aquaheat South Pacific).


Brett is a Chartered Professional Engineer in New Zealand and a registered International Professional Engineer. He has over 35 years’ experience in design, contract administration, project management and construction of a variety of projects in New Zealand, United Kingdom, India and the Pacific Islands.


He’s also held senior positions in engineering consulting and property management businesses, giving him a thorough understanding of the success factors important to our clients and their consultants.

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Anusheel Chandra

General Manager - South Pacific and Group Procurement

As General Manager – South Pacific, Anusheel is focused on Aquaheat South Pacific Limited's successful operation including overseeing the impleme...

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Anusheel Chandra

As General Manager – South Pacific, Anusheel is focused on Aquaheat South Pacific Limited's successful operation including overseeing the implementation and operation of all contracts, providing direction for the company's strategic development, and monitoring financial and operational outputs.  This includes providing leadership to Aquaheat South Pacific Limited's management team, and actively building relationships with senior customer executives.
As General Manager – Group Procurement, Anusheel ensures that the best supply chain partners are working with the Horizon Energy Group.  Suppliers who feel integral to our business are most capable of helping us deliver projects on time and within budget.  Our supply chain strategy is designed to encourage openness, trust, and collaboration. Manage overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of procurement for the group. Implement procurement strategies to maintain the security of supply and optimum value for money.
We have strategic partnerships with a number of large national suppliers and we also support local economies by engaging with local suppliers and SMEs.  
Anusheel past endeavours have been with New Zealand’s City Care Ltd, managing their Command Building Services business nationally and prior to that, being the managing director of Command Group business before its HVAC / mechanical assets and operations were sold to City Care.
With Anusheel’s Trade Certificate in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, he brings to the business the know how’s of operations and can contribute incredibly toward all projects. He served his time as an apprentice and is an Accredited Professional under HTM2022/HTM02-01 (Health Technical Memorandum).
He holds an MBA from Australian Institute of Business, specialising in Human Resource and Supply Chain Management, and Trade Certificate in Refrigeration & Air-conditioning from Fiji National University.

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