Governance Bio
Dene Biddlecombe
Appoint Professional

Dene Biddlecombe

Location
Auckland
Experience
7 Years
Remuneration
Paid Roles Only

Interested In:

Organisations

Private company
Listed company
Trust
Government Sector Org
Non Governmental Organisation
Council Controlled Organisation
Iwi Organisation

Roles

Director
Chairperson
Advisor / Advisory Board
Trustee
Board Member
“My focus is to be involved in leading organisations to release their potential to create economic and social growth. Governance has been a natural progression from my executive management career. My strengths are in accounting and finance which are balanced with experience in strategic planning and marketing. Strong networks in the private, sporting and publi”
Experience
Memberships

Professional

Governance Roles

Chairman

Lateral Corporation (NZAX Listed)

November 2013 - Present (3 years)

Developer of mobile technology at the forefront of mobile communications, direct carrier billing and mobile applications development. Restructured organisation to list on NZAX.

Chairman

Aorere Resources (NZX Listed)

October 2012 - Present (4 years)

Interests in oil exploration, minerals and rock phosphate in various stock markets. Sold Kotuku oil permit to the AIM Listed Mosman Oil & Gas.

Director

Auckland Trotting Club

August 2012 - Present (4 years)

Governing body that oversees harness racing, function centre and property development. Member of property control group developing $180 million of residential/commercial property.

Trustee

Carlaw Heritage Trust

November 2013 - June 2016 (2 years)

The owner of the residual assets of Carlaw Park which have been developed into various property and investment assets.

Member

Retail Advisory Group

August 2011 - August 2014 (3 years)

Provision of independent advice to the Electricity Authority on retail and distribution matters. Inaugural appointee by the Electricity Authority.

Managing Director

Pulse Energy ( NZAX Listed)

December 2008 - December 2012 (4 years)

Electricity retailer, provider of smart meters and meter data management services.

Executive Chair

Cheal Petroleum and South Pacfic Drilling

October 2001 - June 2006 (4 years)

Oil and gas exploration and drilling company. Discovered oil and gas field subsequently sold to TAG Oil for $25 million.

Executive Roles

Chairman

Auckland Rugby League

November 2013 - Present (3 years)

Governing rugby league in Auckland for 560 teams. Appointed new executive team.

CEO

Pulse Energy ( NZAX Listed)

December 2008 - December 2012 (4 years)

Electricity retailer and specialist in the development of smart metering technology. Revenue in 2009 was $413,000 increasing in 2012 to $55 million. Pulse was the winner of the 2012 Deloitte Fast 50. First electricity retailer of any scale to compete successfully in the recently de-regulated electricity market with no generation capability.

CEO

Horizon Energy (NZX Listed)

May 2005 - May 2008 (3 years)

Owned and managed electricity networks in the eastern Bay of Plenty. Revenue was $30 million with a market capitalisation of $100 million. CE role was to manage the regulated and develop the non-regulated business opportunities. I was successful in three sets of litigation concerning residual matters arising from the sale of the retail and generation assets to a large NZ energy organisation

CFO & Company Secretary

NIWA (CRI)

April 1994 - May 2005 (11 years)

A Crown Research Institute employing 700 staff with a revenue of $91 million and a capitalisation of $120 million. Specific responsibility for USA operations.

Education

University of Otago

Master of Business Administration, Marketing and Corporate Strategy

1986 - 1987

Unitec

Chartered Accountant (CA), Accountancy

1977 - 1984