Company

Overview

We started BidEnergy to simplify the energy category.

We are a team that love to simplify the complex and give control back to our customers. From procurement to payment, our platform automates data and process management.

Founded in 2012 in Australia, BidEnergy now delivers source-to-pay services globally. In Australia, New Zealand, USA and United Kingdom we are the leaders for energy invoice and interval meter data processing. For procurement, finance and sustainability professionals, BidEnergy is transforming the energy category.

Energy is what powers our business and our customers. By reducing and optimizing energy costs and usage, we’re making a difference beyond our customers.

Leadership

Board of Directors

Bob BrowningIndependent Non-executive Chairman

Bob Browning

Independent Non-executive Chairman

A seasoned leader with over 30 years of experience in a variety of industries including consumer products, utilities, shipbuilding and financial technology.  Mr Browning was Managing Director of Alinta Ltd from Feb 2001 through Jan 2007, Managing Director of Austal Ltd July 2008 through Nov 2010 and Managing Director of Emerchants Ltd from July 2011 through Jan 2012.  He has held chairman and/or directorships of Alinta, Austal and Emerchants Ltd.  Mr Browning holds a BS from San Diego State Univ, an MBA from the University of Phoenix and an MS from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Stuart AllinsonManaging Director

Stuart Allinson

Managing Director

Stuart has more than 30 years’ experience in engineering, business services and energy and utilities. Prior to co-founding BidEnergy in 2012, he was a director at Exigency Management, a consulting group that delivers consulting engagements in electricity market regulation, network connection, wholesale risk management and full retail contestability. Stuart was also a Director at professional services firm, Ernst & Young and a Principal of the Energy & Utilities division of consulting and outsourcing group, Capgemini. He holds an MBA from the Royal Victoria University of Manchester, a Master of Engineering from the Royal School of Mines and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Imperial College London. Stuart is a member of Australia’s Climate Change Authority.

Anthony Du PreezExecutive Director & Chief Technology Officer

Anthony Du Preez

Executive Director & Chief Technology Officer

Anthony is a tech entrepreneur with specialist expertise in auction technologies. Prior to co-founding BidEnergy with Managing Director Stuart Allinson, Anthony founded a number of successful technology companies including Tradeslot and Adslot (ASX:ADS) and held a directorship at the latter. Anthony designed one of the first electricity auctions in 2002 and has developed auction algorithms incorporated in the BidEnergy platform that are considered to be amongst the most sophisticated in the world.

Leanne GrahamIndependent Non-executive Director

Leanne Graham

Independent Non-executive Director

Ms Graham is one of New Zealand’s few female IT entrepreneur’s with over 30 years’ experience at the highest levels in the software sector. She has built a name for herself by enabling multiple cloud, mobility and SaaS companies to maximise their global go to market opportunities. Leanne is director of iExecute Saas, Chairperson of Cognitive, a SaaS community publishing platform. Ms Graham was the General Manager of Sales at Xero and was the architect of their global sales strategy around ‘recruit, educate and grow’; a key channel strategy used to build Xero’s customer base in New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom and the United States. Through her strategic investment company Cloud Rainmakers Ltd, she assists technology companies to identify how they can develop strategic partnerships and disrupt an industry to become export successes.

Executive Team

Phil AdamsChief Executive Officer – USA

Phil Adams

Chief Executive Officer – USA

Phil’s leadership in energy management dates back to the early 2000s when he guided World Energy Solutions to leverage the convergence of electricity deregulation and B2B ecommerce and establish itself as the online-auction leader. Over his 13-year tenure at the company, first as COO, then President, CEO and Board Member, he helped take the company public in 2006; managed the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) contract, running auctions for the U.S.’s first carbon cap and trade program; grew the company organically and through several acquisitions; and led its successful exit in 2015 through an acquisition by EnerNOC.

Prior to World Energy, Phil held senior executive roles in sales, marketing and product management at several major software and Internet companies. He also spent four years in strategy consulting at Corporate Decisions (now Oliver Wyman). Phil holds a B.A. in Economics from Williams College and an M.S. from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Matthew WatsonChief Financial Officer

Matthew Watson

Chief Financial Officer

Matthew is responsible for finance and accounting operations and administration at BidEnergy. He has over 15 years of finance experience in both venture-backed private and listed companies. Matthew has relevant experience managing international expansion in Sofware-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Internet of Things (IoT) industries, particularly in his role at Pageup, a successful Australian SaaS based talent management software provider. Matthew has other relevant experience having held management roles at listed Australian company Tabcorp, and professional services firm Deloitte. Matthew is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.

Company Secretary

Erlyn DaleCompany Secretary

Erlyn Dale

Company Secretary

Ms. Dale has a broad range of experience in company administration and corporate governance and holds positions of non-executive director and/or company secretary for a number of ASX listed public companies across a range of industries.

Ms. Dale has completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance and is an Associate Member of both the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and the Governance Institute of Australia.

Partners

Relationships beyond energy

BidEnergy’s partners deliver implementation support, advice and application integration.

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Implementation partners

BidEnergy’s implementation partners provide data collection, process improvement and change management. Increasing user adoption and benefits realization. Implementation partners transform your business by demonstrating, training and implementing BidEnergy’s application suites.

Advisory partners

BidEnergy’s advisory partners deliver you value by acting our data analysis. Members include energy consulting, technology partners and emissions compliance practices. Advisory partners share our passion for taking the complexity out of the energy category.

Making emissions and sustainability compliance reporting faster and more accurate.

Integration partners

BidEnergy’s integration partners extend BidEnergy’s energy data framework into satellite platforms through standardised APIs.

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