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.


Bharat Ratanpal
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Bharat is a proven technology leader with extensive expertise in the energy and telecommunications sectors. Having joined Flux on secondment from his role as Chief Information Officer at Meridian Energy, Bharat excels in spearheading transformational technology projects within multinational organisations. He is deeply committed to cultivating and leading high-performing teams that deliver lasting value to clients.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.


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.