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Chris Smyth

Acting General Manager - Energy Markets

With 20 years’ energy experience in a variety of market operational, analytical and consulting roles in Australia and New Zealand, Chris has leadership of SIMEC ZEN Energy’s wholesale energy portfolio

Professional Background and Experience

With 20 years’ energy experience in a variety of market operational, analytical and consulting roles in Australia and New Zealand, Chris currently has leadership of SIMEC ZEN Energy’s wholesale energy portfolio from a trading and risk management perspective.

Prior to joining SIMEC ZEN, Chris spent ten years at AGL Energy, in various leadership positions, across the Wholesale Markets, Business Customers, Information Systems and Business Analytics functions. His experience included the modelling and analytics associated with the developmental implementation of high impact market strategies and acquisitions.

Earlier, Chris had a market operations role at International Power (now Engie), where he had responsibility for managing real-time physical market operations of the company’s South Australian generation portfolio.

Chris’s first industry role was with Contact Energy, in NZ, as Generation Controller on the Clutha River hydroelectric scheme.

Chris holds a Master of Science in Physics from the University of Waikato, and a Diploma in Journalism from the University of Canterbury.

Qualifications and Honours

  • Master of Science (Physics) – University of Waikato
  • Diploma in Journalism – University of Canterbury

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