Jamie Ayers joins sustainability consultancy Engie Impression

Jamie Ayers, director, Engie Impact

Engie Impact, the sustainability and decarbonization consultancy for energy giant Engie, has strengthened its leadership team in Australia with the hiring of Jamie Ayers.

With more than 2,000 consultants in over 20 offices worldwide, Engie Impact is one of the world’s largest consulting firms with a focus on sustainability. The company has a simple mission: to help companies (the company works with over a quarter of the Fortune 500) accelerate their climate change and net-zero ambitions by providing both advisory and implementation services.

As part of its expansion strategy, Engie Impact expanded into Australia earlier this year, opening hubs in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth – leveraging the existing presence of parent company Engie, which employs 1,200 people in Australia and New Zealand.

Commenting on the launch at the time, Mathias Lelievre, CEO of Engie Impact, said: “Engie Impact serves customers with locations around the world, so extensive regional expertise of the Australian market is crucial for our ability to enable sustainability transformation for leading companies.”

In the past decade, the consultancy has kicked off and won a number of significant contracts, including leading the roadmap and business case, that helped ARENA raise $ 42 million in funding for one of its green facilities Securing hydrogen and helping an ASX 50 customer with their decarbonization roadmap.

Jamie Ayers has been named director and will be tasked with building Engie Impact’s presence in the non-industrial space, serving clients such as financial institutions, retailers and property developers. He joins the company from Energetics, where, as Head of Property and Finance, he was responsible for developing approaches to climate risk, climate adaptation and energy management.

Prior to that, Ayers worked for EY for almost four years, most recently as Senior Manager in the company’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services. Prior to joining EY, he was Senior Associate of Climate Change and Energy Services at Net Balance (which EY acquired in 2014). He also spent more than a decade in engineering with the Royal Australian Navy.

At Engie Impact, Ayers meets Joshua Martin, his former colleague at EY and Net Balance, who currently heads Engie Impact in Australia and New Zealand.