Matthew O’Donoghue

I’m Matthew and I’ve been the owner-operator of Southern Heating Fuels Ltd. (SHF) since 1989. I founded a second company, Southern Biofuels Ltd. in 2013 and enjoy working to find solutions that really make a difference to my customers. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren and sailing whenever I get the chance, with my lovely wife Lisa.

Lisa O’Donoghue

Hi, I am Lisa, I am married to Matthew. Our passions for sailing and sustainability have brought us together. I am the director of Southern Biofuels. I mainly work behind the scenes to create sustainable solutions for our customers. I enjoy painting, sailing of course, and I am a very proud grandmother.

Gerard Clark

Hello, I’m Gerard and I’m the Managing Director of Southern Heating Fuels and the General Manager of Southern Biofuels. Previous to these roles, I spent 21 years in the driver licensing sector with 17 years as Manager/ General Manager of NZ Driving Licensing Limited. I’m a bit of an all rounder so you might see me out driving one of our trucks & making deliveries. Spending quality time with my family and the grandchildren is a high priority for me and gardening, especially tending to my roses, is a passion of mine. If I’m done for the day, I might indulge in a Speights or two.

Jen Clark

I’m Jen and I’m currently the Sales Representative and Account Manager for both Southern Heating Fuels and Southern Biofuels.  I previously worked in the construction sector for just over ten years. When I’m not working I love taking walks with my Samoyed and my Labrador as well as spending time with my family. Traveling is something I particularly enjoy and went on my OE in 2019. I’m very partial to a good Riesling.



Hi, I’m Sharon, and I’m the office administrator for both Southern Heating Fuels and Southern Biofuels. When you call to place and order I am generally the person you will talk to. My interests include marching, sewing and spending time with my family and three beautiful dogs.