About 
Next Business Energy

Service First, Always.

A combined 80 years of energy experience and we keep coming back to the same point – your business deserves better.

Business Energy Specialists

Reducing your operating costs could mean the difference between a profit or loss for your business. That’s why our business energy specialists can help deliver real energy value for your business. 

State-of-the-art Billing Services

From complex multi-site billing to simple single-location invoicing, we can help you map invoicing that suits your business’ needs with our very own SmartBilling process, based on feedback from customers just like you.

Australian-based Customer Service

Have a question? Speak to a member of our Australian-based customer service team during regular business hours. We are here to assist you.

Meet the team

With many years of combined energy experience, our team are always searching for ways to drive down your energy costs.

David Hayes

Chief Executive Officer

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David has more than 35 years senior management experience in utilities in UK, Australia and Asia Pacific. During the last 20+ years in Australia, David has been responsible for the establishment of the electricity retail and energy services business of one of Australia’s largest energy companies, the founder of a successful electricity retailer based in Queensland and has assisted with a number of successful retail licence applications in various jurisdictions. In addition to providing energy industry advice, David has undertaken many consulting projects with the market operators, accounting firms and energy retailing and smart metering companies based in VIC, TAS, NSW and QLD. David is a co-founder of Next Business Energy and initially ran the business operations and put in place a strong platform for compliance and growth.

Sindhoor Pakkala

General Manager of Retail Operations

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Sindhoor is an experienced operations optimisation, quality assurance and Lean Six Sigma expert. She is highly regarded for her knowledge and expertise in the National Electricity and Gas Industry, with over 10 years’ experience in analysis, business planning, leadership, team building, business process and project management.

Currently Operations Manager for Next Business Energy, Sindhoor is a dedicated and effective leader who excels at using proven methods to successfully streamline operations, cut costs and increase productivity.

Sindhoor thrives in situations requiring change management, and was directly responsible for leading both the customer service and operational departments through a transition to peak performing status.

In partnership with the Executive Leadership Team, Sindhoor will continue to create progressive customer service solutions in support of Next Business Energy’s mission and goals; to provide best in class energy products and services to businesses across Australia.

James Bonwick

Executive General Manager Sales & Marketing

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James is an accomplished Senior Sales & Marketing Executive. With over 20 years’ experience in senior sales and marketing roles within the energy and telecommunications industries, he has worked for some of Australia’s most recognised companies including; Telstra, AGL, Origin Energy and Ergon Energy.

James has over a decade of experience in the energy industry, predominately in Head of Business Marketing roles with AGL, Ergon Energy and Origin Energy. He has also held a number of General Manager positions leading channel strategy, growth and retention at Telstra for over 11 years.

James has a strong academic record, completing a Masters of Marketing and Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Monash University, and more recently a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.