Governance Bio
Dene Biddlecombe
Appoint Professional

Dene Biddlecombe

7 Years
Paid Roles Only

Interested In:


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


Advisor / Advisory Board
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”


Governance Roles

Executive Chairman

Lateral Profiles Limited

November 2013 - Present (4 years)

Developer of mobile technology at the forefront of mobile communications, direct carrier billing and mobile applications development.


Auckland Rugby League

November 2013 - November 2015 (2 years)

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


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.


Aorere Resources (NZX Listed)

October 2012 - June 2016 (3 years)

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


Auckland Trotting Club

August 2012 - November 2017 (5 years)

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


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


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.


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


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.


University of Otago

Master of Business Administration, Marketing and Corporate Strategy

1986 - 1987


Chartered Accountant (CA), Accountancy

1977 - 1984