Pass the microphone: Preston to Cusenza

What have power trading and personal genetics got in common, and what are the advantages of a clearing house using VAR to calculate margin? Ben Preston, head of power trading at Macquarie Energy, puts his questions to Paul Cusenza, CEO of Nodal Exchange


Q1. Before taking up your role as CEO of Nodal Exchange, you spent 25 years building businesses, including being co-founder and co-president of 23andMe, a personal genetics company. Are there parallels between both businesses?

Any business is about building alliances and it is my experience of building alliances in complex businesses that has enabled me to take the helm at organisations in very different sectors. There are many surprising parallels between businesses that seem to be unrelated

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to View our subscription options


Want to know what’s included in our free membership? Click here

This address will be used to create your account

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here