About Us

Our history

The Energy Collective began in 2014 as a few (crazy) Kiwis who wanted to shake up the power industry, too long dominated by complacent incumbents with antiquated IT systems. We saw an opportunity to use smart meter data and a cost-efficient and scalable technology platform to deliver affordable energy, innovative ways to reduce emissions, and awesome customer service, in an industry which had failed to deliver true competition after worldwide deregulation.

In 2015 we launched Electric Kiwi and our iconic “Hour of Power”, one free off-peak hour of electricity every day. This was designed to save customer’s money and reduce grid emissions through shifting usage to cheaper, greener times of the day. We offered market leading rates, no contracts, guaranteed savings and billing options that actually worked for customers. And funnily enough, customers didn’t miss waiting in their old company’s call centre queue, loving our responsive live chat.

In 2019, ReAmped Energy was launched in Australia, offering Aussie households the same awesome online service, sharp pricing and transparent attitude that Aussie customers love.

In 2021, we started offering broadband services to Electric Kiwi customers, with the aim of providing the most seamless onboarding experience in the market. We also added gas services to our offer in Australia in early 2022.

While the energy crisis in Australia has required us to scale back in this market to prudently manage risk, we’re still as committed as ever to our Australian customers and our purpose of Making It Better across Australasia.

Our senior management team

Luke Blincoe

Chief Executive Officer
Joined 2017

Prior experience includes senior management roles with 3M, Genesis Energy and Mercury Energy. BCom, MInstD

Nick Haines

Chief Financial Officer
Joined 2016

Prior experience includes Chartered Accountant with senior roles including Stonewood Group and Property for Industry. BBS, CA

Lindsay Nosworthy

Chief Operating Officer
Joined 2020

Prior experience includes senior roles with Origin Energy. B Economics (ANU)

Andy Cooper

Chief Marketing Officer
Joined 2017

Prior experience includes senior customer and marketing roles with Mercury Energy and Vodafone. BA, BSc

Julian Kardos

MD Butter House

Prior experience includes Global Technology Services Director for Intergraph India (Hexagon). PhD Information Science

Kishore Borra

MD EnergyTech Global
Joined 2015

Prior experience includes Senior Technical and Management roles for Intergraph India (Hexagon). M Tech (Energy Systems) , MSc (Physics)

Huia Burt

Chief Strategy Officer

Prior experience includes commercial and risk roles with Mercury Energy and Sapere. BE (Hons), CFA, MInstD

Sonya Bloomfield

Head of Culture and Engagement
Joined 2019

Prior experience includes senior HR and recruitment roles at Auckland Council, Vodafone, BNZ and Westpac.