Energy services company NuGreen Solutions has appointed a new chief executive, non-executive director and additional team members as part of a strategic plan to expand both locally and into Auckland and Christchurch in New Zealand.

As part of the plan, co-founder Paul Schlaphoff has been appointed chief executive.

“With the expansion and critical mass it’s appropriate to align the business with a robust structure given our international reach, and I look forward to leading the business from strength to strength over the coming years,” Mr Schlaphoff said.

Geoff Gourley moves from the operational role of director, sustainability integration, to non-executive director, and holds a position on the NuGreen Board.

Mr Gourley will be responsible for strategic direction and partnership development. With the introduction of the federal government’s Emissions Reduction Fund, he will also assist with the expansion of the carbon credits and rebates business.

“It’s fantastic to see NuGreen growing and as a board we are excited to have a strategic plan to drive the business, continuing to work with our clients as a trusted advisor in the energy efficiency sector,” he said.

Other appointments include Rob Filipovic in a newly created account manager role, and Andrew Easton leading the Western Australia office as technical account manager.

“We are excited to have secured Robert and Andrew. Their support and expertise will enable us to service even more clients that are making a shift to an energy efficient future,” Mr Gourley said.