• Management Team

Management Team

Gary Holden

Chief Executive Officer


Gary joined Pulse Energy in March 2013. With 30 years’ experience in the electricity industry, both here and overseas, Gary has considerable depth of knowledge of the energy market.  During the 1990‘s he was CEO of TransAlta in New Zealand and also the independent market representative on the Wholesale Market Development Group (WEMDG) and a key player in the development of the first two large scale independent power plants. In 1999 he returned to Canada where he led TransAlta Generation in de-regulation and became CEO of Enmax Corporation, the largest energy retailer in Alberta.  Gary was runner up for New Zealand CEO of the Year in 1998 and was Consumer’s Choice Businessman of the Year in 2009 in Canada.

While living in Canada, he was CEO and Chairman of EnSource Energy, CEO of ENMAX Corporation and President of AltaGas Income Trust.   He has been a director of Canada’s Climate Change Central, Alberta’s Climate Change Emissions Management Fund and several non-profit organizations.  Gary is currently Chair of the Takapuna Primary School Board of Trustees.

Neil Williams

General Manager, Energy Supply and Operations


Neil brings over 15 years of national and international experience to Pulse Energy. His roles have included international business development, governance and general management.

Neil began working in the electricity market in the 1990s, where he worked with the first independent power plants built under deregulation. Since then, Neil has been working around the globe (NZ, USA, Singapore and Thailand).

Most recently he was a director at Sapere Research Group, one of the largest expert consulting firms in Australasia. Neil spent 8 years working with Mighty River Power here in NZ and USA, in a variety of roles. His role of Group Strategist contributed to Mighty River Power being awarded the NZ Energy Company of the year in 2010 and 2012. Neil has an economics degree from Auckland University and has completed post graduate study at the Harvard Business School.

Artem Kartusov

Financial Controller

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Artem joined the Pulse Energy Team as Financial Controller in January 2016 and now leads the finance team to deliver statutory and management reporting and partners with the other businesses to drive financial results. Artem’s key focus is to drive clear insights into what makes the business more competitive and what delivers value for Pulse in competitive and rapidly changing energy markets.

Artem has over 17 years' experience in finance roles. Prior to joining Pulse Energy, Artem was Group Financial Controller for TSX and ASX-listed Besra Gold, including a period of time as interim Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Besra Gold, he held a number of senior financial roles with Two Degrees Mobile, SKM (Jacobs) and Ernst & Young.

He is a qualified Accountant (CPA) and holds an MBA from AIB Business School (Australia) and a Bachelor of Economics from the Higher School of Economics (Russia).

Sharnie Warren

General Manager, Marketing and Communications


Sharnie joined Pulse Energy in October 2012. As the Marketing Manager, Sharnie was responsible for all marketing and sponsorship projects for Pulse Energy, Just Energy and Grey Power Electricity. Sharnie also managed all marketing and promotional material, external partnerships, and developed and supported sales campaigns.

In April 2015, Sharnie was promoted to General Manager, External Relations and Communications. In this position, Sharnie provides corporate strength in communications and interactions with all partners and stakeholders and leads the development of new partnerships.

Prior to joining Pulse, Sharnie was an Account Manager at Fairfax Media for 2 years. She has worked in New Zealand and England in Marketing, Account Management and Recruitment. Sharnie has a BCom (Hons) from the University of Otago.

Yogesh Chand

General Manager, Customer Engagement


Yogesh joined Pulse Energy with 15+ years of national and international management experience across different industries such as Utility, Telecommunications, Fuel & Oil, Consumer Goods and Education and had overseas assignments or worked across different countries and jurisdictions (NZ, Across 12 Pacific Islands Countries, Australia, Thailand and Singapore)

Yogesh has extensive experience in Strategic Planning, Business Controls and Compliance, Credit Management, Debt Collection, Call Centre Management, Revenue Assurance, Project Management, ISO and Quality Management System.

Prior to joining Pulse, he had worked for Mighty River Power as Customer Risk Manager and Pacific Islands Business Controls Advisor for ExxonMobil. He also held management positions in Goodman Fielder International and Vodafone Fiji Limited. Yogesh holds a bachelor degree in Accounting and Management (USP, Fiji), Dip in Project Management (Aust) and Dip OHS (Aust).

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