Watt Utilities is a family owned Australian business established in 2006, We operate nationally with a proven track record, and have obtained results of tens of millions of dollars in savings for our clients. As your utilities management company we are privileged with the challenge of achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients and establishing long term business relationships.
To save our clients money on their utility costs and deliver superior technology, service and support.
Help Others Grow
Our team, our customers, our partners and our business.
Encourage and embrace novel ideas that create new value.
Exceed customer service expectations and deliver on our value proposition.
Act With Integrity
Do the right thing and act in a fair and honest manner in all dealings both internally and externally.
A friendly work environment where people like to be.
We manage your accounts so you do not have to. Any billing disputes you have, we rectify for you.
We are not just procurement specialists in Electricity, we are also experienced consultants to the Development and Strata Title Industry covering Embedded Network design and implementation, On-billing consulting, permanent/temporary power connection, Hotwater and gas connections and dispute resolution. Procurement is about strategy on when to move, not just renewing contracts. It is about effective load management and moving when the market hits lows. This may mean renewing contracts in different states at different times due to market forces. Our procurement platform is connected directly to the major retailers giving us the opportunity to move when required quickly and effectively. We offer a closed tender platform to get the best possible price first. When you become our client, the data feed from the meters is fed directly into our servers for automatic bill verification.
All of our clients are allocated an experienced account manager with a supporting administrator. We pride ourselves on our dedicated service, support and commitment to save our clients money. Our team not only assists customers with procurement strategies and budget forecasting, we have the knowledge, experience and software, to further cut costs by analysing peak demand and monitoring for errors on invoices.
Michael Newton – Managing Director
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 in 2006. 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 was also a Director of Office Advisors which was a consulting company for new technology platforms, smart card and telecommunications. He currently sits on the QLD committee for Family Business Australia.
Scott Roberts – Advisory Board
Scott has 20 years experience in change management. Scott is currently Client Services Director with the Rubicor Group prior to his appointment he was Managing Director of Cadden Crowe from 2009 to 2013. Between 2006 and 2009 he successfully developed the Queensland Asia-Pacific division of Cadden Crowe. Prior to joining Cadden Crowe, Scott was the General Manager of an International resource focused global recruitment and HR services firm. He has also been Director of his own consulting company and has worked in both the public and private sectors in his professional career. Scott is Vice President of Australia PNG Business Council, Fellow Recruitment and Consulting Services Association, Member Australian Psychological Society, Member Australian Human Resources Institute and a Member Australian Institute of Management.
Andrea Newton – HR / Finance / Advisory Board
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 10 years and now runs and administers the financial control for Watt Utilities.
Paula Benson – Operations Manager
Prior to commencing with Watt Utilities in 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 and account management. Paula manages the Administration and Account Management team.
Sharee Rutherford – Finance Controller
After completing her B Com in accounting Sharree entered the Graduate Program at KPMG in Christchurch. She worked in the Business Advisory Sector until she emigrated to Australia in 2008 and had a break to raise children. Since leaving Public practice she has had various roles in the Service and Manufacturing sectors.
Kellie Langmaid – Account Manager
Kellie started her career in the Royal Australian Navy as a Writer in payroll and accounts. She has a strong customer service background in various industries from communications, banking, debt collection including the energy sector with Energex and QEnergy. Kellie prides herself on her ability to provide exceptional customer service and firmly believes in leaving positive and lasting first impressions.
Sarah Price – Account Manager
Sarah has a Bachelor of Business Administration, with 20 years of strong business acumen behind her. Sarah has managed accounting and consulting projects for a multinational technology company overseas, human resource management projects for the Gold Coast health department and more recently, purchased management rights for a Gold Coast residential townhouse complex. Her strata experience combined with her business skills fit well in understanding our core clients in Strata Title.
ADMIN and IT
Our Customer Relationship Management team have extensive experience across customer service, analysis and finance and provide valuable support to our Account Managers and clients. Through access to timely data and committed management of our clients’ energy supply arrangements, our team adds significant value through data accuracy checks, recouping of overcharges and identifying potential efficiencies and cost reductions.
We also have 2 fulltime in-house programmers working on our technology platform.