Locally owned, and putting kiwis first

We’re not owned by one of the big gentailers, but by a group of locals who think consumers should be getting a fairer deal.

We believe power prices should be honest and transparent, which is why every bill you receive from us will show you exactly who has charged you what to get the power to your place.

And using our custom technologies we’ll work with you in unprecedented ways to help you control your power purchase.

Consumer Trusted - Flick Electric Co.

Consumer Trusted

Consumer did the digging and went through everything we do to make sure we're fair and honest across the entire business. We are stoked to say we're New Zealands only Consumer Trusted energy retailer.

Flick Electric Co. - carboNZero Certified

carboNZero Certified

We offset our carbon emissions with carbon credits from Pigeon Bush in the Wairarapa, and we’re actively working to reduce our impact

Flick Electric - Rainbow Tick Certified

Rainbow Tick

We’re committed to making Flick a diverse and inclusive place to work, and are proud to have achieved the Rainbow Tick

We're helping make NZ clean and green again

By encouraging Kiwis to change when they use power and spread demand throughout the day (and night), we can lower the pressure on New Zealand’s renewable generation assets, reducing the need to supplement the market with fossil fuels.

We feel so strongly about helping Kiwis reduce their environmental impact that we’ve developed CHOICE, an app that educates New Zealanders about which fuels are in the electricity mix at any given time, and their real time carbon impact. By showing people how their electricity is generated, we’re empowering them to make an informed choice that can save money, and the environment.

Our model also makes investing new, energy efficient, smart technologies more attractive. For example, by giving customers access to low, overnight, wholesale spot prices the financial upside of electric car ownership is better than ever!

We are proud to be carving out a new energy future for New Zealand, and we reckon you should be part of the journey too.

Meet the

Management Team

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Steve O'Connor

CEO

"Flick was born out of our frustration with the traditional electricity retailing model. We’re built from the ground up to help our customers get the best out of New Zealand’s excellent electricity generation system. Game on."

Steve has been helping disruptive ideas become great businesses for more than 20 years, including 5 years as CEO of Creative HQ, Wellington’s business incubator. He knows how tough it is to challenge conventional ways of doing things.

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Shannan Hargreaves

GM Operations

"An infinitely better customer experience is our reason for being because for the first time we are putting them in total control."

Shannan brings extensive customer service experience in the energy industry—with lines companies, electricity and gas retailers and energy efficiency organisation—to the Flick team. She has a genuine passion for outstanding customer service and creating exceptional encounters.

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Nikki Bloomfield

General Counsel

“Markets must have leading edge companies that aren't afraid to fight the good fight. Flick is here to advocate for customers and push the industry to change.”

Nikki has more than a decade's legal experience in the electricity industry, having previously held legal roles at Powershop and Meridian Energy Limited. She has advised on a wide range of strategic projects from generation construction to finance transactions. So, she was the perfect choice for Flick's General Counsel.

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Jurjen Geerts

Chief Financial Officer

"It’s a privilege to be part of a business that’s making sense of all those numbers for real people who just want more control of their own spending. See, numbers can be fun!"

The numbers guy, Jurjen has been using his BCA and MBA at the sharp end of energy innovation for the past decade. And it’s not just dollars and cents; it’s kilowatt hours, location factors, demand charges, the works.

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Simon Pohlen

Chief Technology Officer

“The industry’s stuck in the digital dark ages - someone needs to fix it!"

Simon has had a diverse career spanning development, data analytics, advertising, marketing and digital. He has a MSc in software engineering and has worked with tech for over 25 years. He’s a super-fan of open source technologies, disruption and trying new stuff.

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Jessica Venning-Bryan

GM Brand

"We have an incredible opportunity to help New Zealanders understand electricity and demand more from the market. Knowledge is power!"

Jessica has spent almost 15 years advising organisations on how to engage people with their products and services. From beer to wind farms, elections to employment, she's delivered projects in New Zealand, Australia, the United States and the UK.

Marcus Kohn-Taylor

GM Partnerships

“It’s refreshing to be part of an company that provides customers with the tools they need to really engage with their energy use - empowering them to take control of how, and when they use power, and make smart decisions for themselves and the environment.”

Marcus has had a successful career in business leadership, specialising in the establishment and growth of innovative energy businesses with technology centric customer lead strategies. His experience is across a range of private and corporate enterprises including Empower and Utilise in New Zealand and Red Energy in Australia.

Our Board

Marcel van den Assum

Formerly CIO at Fonterra and Managing Principal of Unisys, Marcel now gives guidance to a wide range of companies driving inspirational transformation. He is Founding Chair of GreenButton, Chair of Voco, and a Director of Simpl Group, Yonix, Varigate, and AngelHQ, and Partner in Lush Design Gallery. He also serves on Advisory Boards for private and public sector entities including the Inland Revenue Department, and is Chair of the Angel Association of New Zealand. Marcel is a member of the Institute of Directors.

Matthew Jansen

Previously a senior executive with Meridian Energy, Matthew is now an independent consultant in strategic communications. In 2008 he led the electricity industry’s conservation campaign in response to poor hydrology conditions. He has been a Ministerial advisor, director of a smart metering company, trustee of an environmental foundation, and is currently chair of the Proprietor’s board of a Wellington girls’ secondary school. Matthew is a member of the Institute of Directors.

Matt Todd

Matt brings insight from a global career in the energy, utilities and infrastructure sectors to the Flick board. He has worked in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, Southeast Asia, South America and the Pacific Islands. Since 2003 Matt has been based in sunny Gisborne, serving as CEO of Eastland Group. Eastland Group owns and operates many of the regions major infrastructure assets including Eastland Network lines company, Eastland Port, Gisborne Airport, the Waihi hydro scheme and Te Ahi O Maui geothermal plant, due to open in 2018.

Dr Julian Elder

Julian is a Chartered Professional Engineer with a range of local and international management experience. He has had extensive involvement in the electricity and water/wastewater sectors including seven years as a CEO. He is a Director of Strada, a civil contracting business owned by the Waikato District Council, the Chair of Soda Inc, Hamilton’s business incubator, and a Trustee of the Animal Welfare Foundation. He also sits on the Honours Committee at the University of Waikato.

Simon Robertson

Simon is a highly experienced CFO, having lead the finance, accounting, business technology and procurement teams at Auckland Airport, as well as providing company leadership on strategy, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, regulatory affairs, treasury and taxation. He is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand, Institute of Directors, and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Jobs at Flick

We're not looking for anyone at the moment!

But we will in the future - keep an eye on this page, or follow our Twitter and Facebook for more info.