Andrew Sibley

General Manager, Innovation & Ventures
Contact Energy

As the GM of innovation and Ventures I have the great privilege to build, guide, mentor and steer a diverse and fantastic team to create a movement of decarbonization and make Contact Energy stand for something to be proud of that has a meaning bigger than itself.  I have a team that looks after our commercial and industrial customers, looks for and drives innovative solutions and supports our business with communications, all things people, risk and finance and technology.

I recently successfully completed the lead of a programme involving over 200+ staff from across the enterprise within nine work-streams and 21 projects over 30 months to embed a process safety improvement culture and framework that has led to broader continuous improvement in leadership, business operations and processes, process safety and innovative technology solutions. 

This work has been globally recognised and Contact is also helping other companies from Canada, Australia and New Zealand lead a process safety transformation. Releasing the potential of innovation executive groups through active facilitation.

Previous roles in Contact have been Head of Support leading engineering and technology where he established procedures for enduring asset management and long term and improvement sustainability including availability and safety risk assessment, budgetary controls, project controls, SAP processes, master data, critical technical information.

 Prior to joining Contact, Andy was an Engineering Commander within the Royal Navy managing the safety, reliability and availability of equipment and systems across the Fleet of 75 ships and submarines.