The people behind the platform

The Flux team is made up of industry experts with deep roots in technology and energy retail.

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A history of energy innovation

In 2008, Meridian Energy had a vision to create a highly disruptive energy retail business. Unable to find the right technology to underpin such a revolutionary new energy retail model, the now Flux team designed and built a configurable, scalable, cloud-based billing and retail operations platform for this specific purpose. This was the beginning of Powershop NZ. 

In 2012 and 2016, Powershop Australia and Powershop UK were launched, and in 2017 Flux Federation was established as an independent software company. 

Today, the Flux team consists of over 160 energy experts based in New Zealand, Australia and the UK, all working on modern energy and utility solutions that flex to meet the changing needs of our clients. As a remote first organisation that prides itself on diversity, our values and culture are the foundations that support our mission of empowering visionary companies to lead our world to a more socially and environmentally sustainable energy future.

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Meet our leadership team

Flux leaders are a crew of industry experts who support the organisation to deliver innovative solutions that drive value for our clients.

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Nic Kennedy
Chief Executive Officer
Nic has an extensive background in product development and retail technology. She specialises in scaling technology start-ups globally and has held executive and leadership roles in start-up and multi-national corporate environments in New Zealand and overseas.

20231204 Flux Exec - Dawn Ngaamo

Dawn Ngaamo
Chief Operating Officer
Dawn is a strategy and delivery expert who has led innovation and development teams at PwC, Spark Ventures and Orion Health. From developing one of the first 3D gaming websites to building multi-million dollar development companies, Dawn has an extensive record of results.

20231204 Flux Exec - Simon Pohlen

Simon Pohlen
VP Solutions & Architecture
With a solid foundation in technology Simon was the Head of Technology for Loyalty NZ before co-founding a pioneering NZ technology-first energy retail business to a successful exit. He plays a pivotal role in guiding the development of customer-centric solutions that adapt to the increasingly complex needs of the rapidly evolving energy sector.

20231204 Flux Exec - Jessica Venning-Bryan

Jessica Venning-Bryan
Chief Client Officer
Jessica brings substantive experience in energy, innovation and customer engagement to lead our client and sales and marketing teams. Before joining Flux she co-founded and grew a technology-first energy retail business to a successful exit and is a passionate advocate for enabling new technologies to drive the energy transition.

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Rush Bhatt
Chief Financial Officer
Rush is a chartered accountant with proven expertise in finance, strategy, and business transformation alongside a keen interest in emerging tech. He joined the Flux team following 12 years at Datacom in senior finance leadership and transformation roles. 

20231204 Flux Exec - Chris Stevens

Chris Stevens
Chief Product & Technology Officer
Equal parts strategist and technical specialist, Chris has a wealth of experience in championing product teams for growth on a global scale.  His illustrious career comprises a mix of roles with notable software brands encompassing software development, CTO, COO, and VP Engineering and Product.

Our Board of Directors

Our highly experienced advisory group provides world-class guidance to the Flux leadership team.

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Kenneth (Ken) Tunnicliffe - Chair
Ken has over 40 years’ business experience spanning manufacturing, information technology, telecommunications and consultancy.

He has held executive roles with Vodafone, IBM and CSC before establishing his own consultancy which specialises in technology, governance and merger and acquisition advisory services.

Ken has deep financial and commercial skills that have been built from the vendor and customer perspectives in New Zealand and overseas over the last 35 years. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Directors New Zealand.

20230718 Flux Exec - Jodi Mitchell

Jodi Mitchell
Jodi has had an extensive career as a CEO in technology companies and is an experienced company director.  She is the Chair of MoleMap and its associated companies, a Board Trustee with Health Navigator and a Director of PreKure. She served as Chair of the Digital Health Association for 10 years. Jodi has a strong track record of establishing, building and leading high performing teams and delivering transformational change within complex environments. She has a wealth of experience in software development and systems integration and has worked with a wide range of organisations and sectors providing technology solutions to both public and commercial organisations.

20230718 Flux Exec - Mike Roan

Mike Roan
Mike is the Chief Financial Officer for Meridian Energy. He joined Meridian in 2006 as a Strategy Analyst before moving into the wholesale side of the business as Wholesale Markets Manager. Prior to this, Mike held a number of energy trading roles in the US, and also has a wealth of experience within the NZ electricity and banking sectors. He holds a Masters in Finance.

 

Backed by the best

Flux Federation is an independent business 100% owned by Meridian Energy, New Zealand's largest energy generator.

Meridian generates 100% renewable energy and is the largest supplier of ‘green’ energy in the country. Meridian is listed on the ASX and NZX, and the NZ government holds a 51% stake in the company.

Meridian’s goal is to build clean energy for a fairer and healthier world. We’re proud to help Meridian bring this vision to life with software that enables the most innovative use of energy in market.

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