Anaergia, a global renewable fuels company, announced the appointment of Brett Hodson as CEO succeeding its founder and chairman, Dr Andrew Benedek as CEO. Dr Benedek will continue to serve as chairman of its board of directors.
With a record of leading growth companies and driving shareholder value, Hodson brings relevant experience to his role at Anaergia. This experience spans a range of businesses and sectors, including building, managing, and leading a portfolio of water, wastewater, and energy infrastructure businesses. He also has expertise in wholesale product distribution, retail services, construction, and manufacturing.
Mr. Hodson was the president and CEO of Corix, a utility infrastructure company. Under Hodson’s leadership, Corix is said to have grown by more than 10 times in an eight-year period, reaching more than US$650m in revenues and growing assets under management to over $1.5bn. Corix was subsequently purchased by a Canadian pension fund. Following his tenure at Corix, Hodson founded Sunshine Pier Capital, a consulting and private equity firm.
Hodson has a master’s degree in business administration from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario, a bachelor of arts in psychology and a certificate in liberal arts from Simon Fraser University.
Hodson said, “I am excited to have the opportunity to help build it into the world’s leading renewable fuel producer and developer, while enhancing value for shareholders. I chose to be a part of this company because I believe in Anaergia’s technical prowess to drive positive change for the environment while also exceeding expectations of our shareholders.”
Dr. Benedek added, “I am confident in handing over the senior leadership role to him after having seen him build Corix into a profitable water and energy infrastructure company. With Hodson and Andrew Spence, our CFO, on-board, we have a new team with infrastructure development experience. [The] team [will] review aspects of the business to align with [our] announced asset-light strategy and ensure that our financial targets are set under this strategy going forward.”