Jamie Ayers joins sustainability consultancy Engie Impact

01 November 2021 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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Engie Impact, the sustainability and decarbonisation consulting business of energy giant Engie, has bolstered its senior team in Australia with the hire of Jamie Ayers. 

With more than 2,000 consultants across 20+ offices globally, Engie Impact is one of the world’s larger sustainability-focused consultancies. The company has one simple mission: helping companies (the firm works with over a quarter of Fortune 500 companies) accelerate their climate change and net zero ambitions, providing both advisory and implementation services.

As part of its expansion strategy, at the start of this year Engie Impact expanded into Australia, launching hubs in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth – leveraging the existing footprint of parent Engie, which has 1,200 staff in Australia and New Zealand.

Jamie Ayers, Director, Engie Impact

Commenting on the launch at the time, Engie Impact’s CEO Mathias Lelievre said: “Engie Impact serves clients with locations around the world, so having deep, in-region expertise of the Australia market is critical to our ability to enable sustainability transformation to leading organisations.”

Over the past ten months, the consulting firm has hit the ground running, winning a number of high-impact engagements, including leading the delivery of the roadmap and business case that helped ARENA secure $42 million in funding for one of its green hydrogen facilities, and helping multiple ASX 50 clients with their decarbonisation roadmaps. 

Appointed a Director, Jamie Ayers has been tasked with expanding Engie Impact’s presence in the non-industrial space, serving clients including financial institutions, retailers, and property developers. He joins the firm from Energetics, where he was the head of Property and Finance, responsible for developing approaches to climate risk, climate adaptation and energy management. 

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

At Engie Impact, Ayers is reunited with Joshua Martin, his former colleague at EY and Net Balance, who currently leads Engie Impact across Australia and New Zealand.