We invest in people
Our people are AES

We invest in people
Our people are AES

Without values, there is no meaningful success.

Our business is guided by four key values which underpin everything we do.

Communication

We believe in clear, concise interpersonal communication. From boardroom to factory floor, AES believes in the value of honest, empathetic communication & guidance.

People

Each member of our team plays a pivotal role in achieving outstanding results for our client-partners. When we take care of our people, our client-partners enjoy the same treatment.

Excellence

AES strives to deliver operational excellence by simplifying complexity, being proactive with our client-partners and keeping the future in mind in everything we do and create.

Impact

Delivering results is not our only purpose. We believe that making a positive difference to our community and environment is the best way to give back and ensure everyone benefits from good work.

Our Leadership

Our people make our business possible. Being on the front-line with our client-partners every day, they embody the integrity of what AES stands for. As a result we've seen many of our staff quickly rise through the ranks and establish their own credibility within their regional communities.

AES takes compliance with its employment equity and training obligations very seriously. AES invests heavily in training and the promotion of talented people on an equal opportunity basis into the industrial operations environment.

Andrew Standring

Former Chairman


Andrew was an early employee and pioneer of the first outsourcing contracts by AES as well as the Former Chairman of Associated Energy Services (Pty) Ltd. He is a Chartered engineer with strong energy plant modelling and energy plant project management and operational experience.

Chris Paterson

Managing Director


Chris is a Chemical Engineer having been involved in operations optimisation at SASOL and was promoted to the position of Managing Director at AES following his early role as the Regional Manager of the KZN Region.

Directors

Ian Verwayen

Financial Director


Dennis Williams

Commercial Director


Cuan Watkins

Operations Director


Gavin Evezard

Projects Director


Brenainn Cross

Technical Director


Ray Lund

Associate Director & EC Regional Manager


Regional Management

Ray Lund

Associate Director & Regional Manager (Eastern Cape)


Jordan Smith

Regional Manager (Gauteng)


Cuan Watkins

Operations Director (KwaZulu-Natal Based)


Xavier Nene

Regional Manager (Western Cape)