Watt Utilities

Watt Utilities
Watt Utilities
Electrical Power-BURLEIGH HEADS, QLD
Electrical Power-Burleigh Heads, QLD
A professional engineer and manager, with an MBA, and a PhD in the fields of management and electrical engineering awarded in 1996 by the University of Queensland, Dr Watts' PhD research wa..
Unit 7/5 Executive Drive,, Burleigh Heads, Qld, 4220.
Unit 7/5 Executive Drive,, Burleigh Heads, Qld, 42..
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A professional engineer and manager, with an MBA, and a PhD in the fields of management and electrical engineering awarded in 1996 by the University of Queensland, Dr Watts' PhD research was into the performance of the electricity distribution utilities in Queensland. Dr Watts has an MBA degree from Deakin University and a Bachelor of Engineering degree with honours in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland. Dr Watts is also a licenced electrical fitter and electrical mechanic, Queensland. Dr Watts has previously held various engineering positions and been general manager of two of the electricity boards in Queensland. He has worked in the Queensland Public Service as head of corporate services in two Queensland Government departments and as a senior executive in the Queensland Electricity Reform Unit and the Office of Energy, Queensland Treasury. Dr Watts is experienced in electricity reform issues associated with contestability in electricity supply. Dr Watts provides to our clients his expertise in full retail competition, negotiating electricity contracts and market contract analysis, resolving network tariff issues , tariff checks, and on supply arrangements for commercial buildings and bodies corporate. Spacer Michael NewtonMichael Newton Director BBus, Marketing & Management (Griffith University) Michael started his career in the Army then moved into the Telecommunications industry where he held positions as a state and corporate manager in Queensland. He has over 10 years experience in the telecommunications industry. He has a Bachelor of Business from Griffith University majoring in marketing and management, 2xCert IV in Business Management and Cert II in Sustainable Energy. He is also a Director of Office Advisors which is a consulting company for new technology, smart card and telecommunications. He has developed sales and marketing strategies, built and negotiated channel networks and developed and marketed products and services. He also has had extensive experience in account management and the implementation and management of complex projects. Spacer Gina WinsorGina Winsor Operations Manager Gina joined Watt Utilities in 2009. She has been involved in the growth of Watt Utilities originally employed to assist in the implementation of our CRM. She now runs and administers our tender process and account management. Her experience as a Business Operations Manager at an IT company was essential in navigating the successful implementation of our intellectual property for Tenders and Customer Account management. Gina also has very strong experience in administration. Her previous roles have included working as Executive Assistant to the CFO of Star City Casino & CEO of the Casino Division of TABCORP. Spacer Andrea NewtonAndrea Newton Finance Manager Andrea has a strong financial, legal and administration background. Her career started in legal administration from that foundation she has worked in the Hospitality, Events and Charity sectors at executive levels in Australia and overseas. Andy has assisted in running major national events with ASX listed clients and major charities. She has run the finances and administration for her own Family Business for the last 8 years and now runs and administers the financial control for Watt Utilities. Spacer Simone ReidSimone Reid Finance / Operations Simone joined our team in January 2011. Her experience and entrepreneurial skills bring a wealth of knowledge in finance, administration and management. Simone has run and managed medical practices and her own business leading a team of Sales Representatives gaining Top 10 National Recognition within her industry. She has experience in the HVAC industry and has implemented finance systems and processes in Growth Companies. A professional engineer and manager, with an MBA, and a PhD in the fields of management and electrical engineering awarded in 1996 by the University of Queensland, Dr Watts' PhD research was into the performance of the electricity distribution utilities in Queensland. Dr Watts has an MBA degree from Deakin University and a Bachelor of Engineering degree with honours in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland. Dr Watts is also a licenced electrical fitter and electrical mechanic, Queensland. Dr Watts has previously held various engineering positions and been general manager of two of the electricity boards in Queensland. He has worked in the Queensland Public Service as head of corporate services in two Queensland Government departments and as a senior executive in the Queensland Electricity Reform Unit and the Office of Energy, Queensland Treasury. Dr Watts is experienced in electricity reform issues associated with contestability in electricity supply. Dr Watts provides to our clients his expertise in full retail competition, negotiating electricity contracts and market contract analysis, resolving network tariff issues , tariff checks, and on supply arrangements for commercial buildings and bodies corporate. Spacer Michael NewtonMichael Newton Director BBus, Marketing & Management (Griffith University) Michael started his career in the Army then moved into the Telecommunications industry where he held positions as a state and corporate manager in Queensland. He has over 10 years experience in the telecommunications industry. He has a Bachelor of Business from Griffith University majoring in marketing and management, 2xCert IV in Business Management and Cert II in Sustainable Energy. He is also a Director of Office Advisors which is a consulting company for new technology, smart card and telecommunications. He has developed sales and marketing strategies, built and negotiated channel networks and developed and marketed products and services. He also has had extensive experience in account management and the implementation and management of complex projects. Spacer Gina WinsorGina Winsor Operations Manager Gina joined Watt Utilities in 2009. She has been involved in the growth of Watt Utilities originally employed to assist in the implementation of our CRM. She now runs and administers our tender process and account management. Her experience as a Business Operations Manager at an IT company was essential in navigating the successful implementation of our intellectual property for Tenders and Customer Account management. Gina also has very strong experience in administration. Her previous roles have included working as Executive Assistant to the CFO of Star City Casino & CEO of the Casino Division of TABCORP. Spacer Andrea NewtonAndrea Newton Finance Manager Andrea has a strong financial, legal and administration background. Her career started in legal administration from that foundation she has worked in the Hospitality, Events and Charity sectors at executive levels in Australia and overseas. Andy has assisted in running major national events with ASX listed clients and major charities. She has run the finances and administration for her own Family Business for the last 8 years and now runs and administers the financial control for Watt Utilities. Spacer Simone ReidSimone Reid Finance / Operations Simone joined our team in January 2011. Her experience and entrepreneurial skills bring a wealth of knowledge in finance, administration and management. Simone has run and managed medical practices and her own business leading a team of Sales Representatives gaining Top 10 National Recognition within her industry. She has experience in the HVAC industry and has implemented finance systems and processes in Growth Companies. Spacer James CooperJames Cooper Project Manager James Cooper has a lo

ABOUT WATT UTILITIES

 

Watt Utilities is a family owned Australian business established in 2006 before de-regulation in QLD. We have 70+ years combined experience in the energy market with our key personal. We have national proven track record and have obtained results with tens of millions of dollars in savings for our clients. As your utilities management company we enjoy the challenge of achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients and establishing long term personal business relationships. We manage large corporate and strata portfolios right through to smaller businesses. We specialise in strata title and buildings for energy efficiency and we pride ourselves on our ongoing service and support.  Our team not only assists customers with contract negotiation and budget forecasting we have the knowledge, experience and tools, to further cut costs by analysing peak demand and looking for errors on accounts. We manage your accounts so you do not have to. We are not a electricity or gas retailer so our sole objective is to support your business in keeping costs down and providing superior service. 


OUR TEAM

Michael Newton - Director

BBus, Marketing & Management (Griffith University)

Michael started his career in the Army then moved into the Telecommunications industry where he held positions as a state and corporate manager in Queensland. He had over 10 years experience in the telecommunications industry before moving into the Energy Sector over 8 years ago. He has a Bachelor of Business from Griffith University majoring in marketing and management, 2xCert IV in Business Management and Cert II in Sustainable Energy. He is also a Director of Office Advisors which is a consulting company for new technology platforms, smart card and telecommunications. He currently sits on the QLD committee for Family Business Australia, as both his wife and cousin work actively in the business. Being entrepreneurial he founded the company with Dr Keith Watts recognising an opportunity in a de-regulating sector, he developed the sales and marketing strategies and intellectual property to take the company where it is today.

 Andrea Newton - Financial Controller  

Andrea has a strong financial, legal and administration background. Her career started in legal administration from that foundation she has worked in the Hospitality, Events and Charity sectors at executive levels in Australia and overseas. Andy has assisted in running major national events with ASX listed clients and major charities. She has run the finances and administration for her own Family Business for the last 8 years and now runs and administers the financial control for Watt Utilities.

Lisa Carey – Business Consultant

Lisa is an accomplished senior business manager with a wide-ranging commercial skill set encompassing people management, process re-engineering, project management, contract negotiation and financial leadership.

 Lisa has a track record of leading the end-to-end lifecycles of major global projects including organisational transformations, process re-engineering, migrations and the development of PMO frameworks. This extensive experience is coupled with a pedigree academic history including two bachelor's degrees in management and law, a graduate diploma in legal practice, a diploma in business accounting and a Prince 2 project management practitioner qualification. This educational background is complemented by blue-chip experience and exposure to both the public and private sectors (including the legal, financial, telecoms, utilities, oil and gas, and FMCG sectors). A legal background has enabled the development of an analytical and detail-driven approach, which is applied very successfully to the leadership of business-critical tasks, projects and contracts.

Gina Winsor - Senior Account Manager

Gina joined Watt Utilities in 2009. She has been involved in the growth of Watt Utilities originally employed to assist in the implementation of our CRM. She now runs the account management team. Her experience as a Business Operations Manager at an IT company was essential in navigating the successful implementation of our intellectual property for Tenders and Customer Account management. Her previous roles have included working as Executive Assistant to the CFO of Star City Casino & CEO of the Casino Division of TABCORP.

Paul Antonelli – Business Development / Technical Consulting

Paul was actively involved with the expansion and marketing of The Natural Gas business and the deregulation of electricity in Queensland, over the last twenty years his invaluable experience in sales and management within the gas and electricity markets has helped him establish a leading reputation within the industry.  This has given him the opportunity to represent APA/AGL/ENERGEX/Allgas on various boards and committees where he have often been invited as a guest speaker.  He has completed a number of personal development courses including, Low Voltage Electrical Work Rescue CPR (HLTCPR211A), Apply First Aid (HLTFA311A), Restricted – Electrical Safety Testing of Electrical Cord Connected Equipment and Cord Assemblies (UEESS00098), Project Management, Presentation and Sales Negotiation, Gas Service licence and holds a Cert IV in training and assessment.

Melanie Parkinson – Account Manager

Melanie has spend 13 Years in Hospitality and Interior Decorating before moving into more sales orientated roles. She has a financial background and currently completing and accounting degree. She is customer focused in achieving results for Watt Utilities clients  

Paula Benson – Admin Manager

Prior to commencing with Watt Utilities in November 2013, Paula had spent 17 years in the IT Industry specialising in the domestic and international distribution of OEM components.  Her background is in purchasing, procurement, account management. Paula manages the Admin Team that runs the procurement platform   and sales but she now happily heads the administration team at Watt Utilities.

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