EMANZ currently has a Board of seven members. The Board is determined by vote at the EMANZ Annual General Meeting.

The 2015-16 Board is as follows:

Mike Hopkins, CEO

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Mike has a consultancy background and worked extensively in the energy sector in the UK before moving to New Zealand in 2002.  His clients included the British Wind Energy Association, The Electricity Pool (the clearing market) and Innogy. He has also worked on market research and product development projects in the energy industry and on branding projects with the Engineering Council.
Mike has an MBA and PhD in entrepreneurial finance.
The CEO is very ably supported in office administration by Maz Arnot.

Scott Noyes - Board Chair (Honeywell)

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Scott has been involved in the commercial building services Industry for over 25 years, with roles in project engineering, project management, contract management, facilities management and business management.
Scott has sat on the EMANZ Governance Committee since early 2011. 


Frans Plugge (Pioneer Energy Ltd)


Frans completed a B.Ag.Com at Lincoln University before becoming a registered valuer.  In 1995 he established ECOsystems, a company specialising in integrated energy efficiency projects.

After 20 years of operation he sold ECOsystems to Pioneer Generation Limited (PGL), a local Community Trust owned organisation which has been operating for more than 80 years.  Frans now works for PGL as Manager, Energy Solutions, Business Development and Strategy.

Noel Mason (Mason Consulting and Services)

Noel Mason (2)_1.jpgNoel has been involved in the electricity industry for over 35 years and has considerable experience in lighting, power conditioning, motors and drives, and energy auditing.

Noel is a Registered Engineering Associate, and is an EnergyMasters Auditor. Noel has operated his own engineering consultancy since 1994, has been an EMANZ Member for over fifteen years and has been on the Board for the last eight.

Jonathan Pooch (DETA Consulting)

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Jonathan has a BE (Chemical and Process) 1st Class Honours, CPEng from 2011, and has been an EnergyMasters Auditor since 2007.

Jonathan is Managing Director of energy and process efficiency consultancy, DETA Consulting Ltd. Prior to starting his own consultancy, Jonathan held a senior management position at Enercon Ltd. Jonathan has been an EMANZ Board member since 2010.

Dr Paul Bannister (Energy Action)

Paul Bannister_0.jpgPaul has been working in the energy management industry in New Zealand and Australia since 1992, and has an international reputation in the field of commercial building energy efficiency. Aside from having conducted and supervised many major commercial sector energy efficiency projects, he is well known as the technical author of the NABERS Energy ratings in use on both sides of the Tasman.

Paul is currently Director of Projects and Advisory Services for Energy Action, with responsibility for the company's energy efficiency activities in Australia and New Zealand. Paul joined the EMANZ Board in 2013.

Kevin McGrath (Power Solutions Ltd)

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Kevin is the Director of Power Solutions Ltd, a company that has been providing energy management services for almost 25 years.  

He has a Diploma in Energy Management, is an EMANZ Energy Auditor Energy Master and a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional.  Recently he also completed training to become an ISO 50001 Auditor.

Kevin joined the EMANZ Board in May 2016.