The EMANZ Board is determined by vote at the EMANZ Annual General Meeting and currently has eleven members. The 2017-18 Board is as follows:
Yvonne Gilmore - Chair (Christchurch City Council)
Yvonne has worked in utilities management both internationally and locally for more years than she would like to admit to. She believes strongly in sustainability and leaving a smaller footprint on the planet. Whilst she has undertaken many forms of training, she was particularly pleased on receiving certificate number 3 for the Energy Management Professional training offered by EMANZ. She has particular skill in leading teams to a common goal using day to day skills rather than outside consultants.
Yvonne joined the EMANZ Board in May 2017 and become Chair June 2018.
Jonathan Pooch - Vice Chair (DETA Consulting)
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 a Board member since 2010.
Scott Noyes (Honeywell)
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 (ecoNEW)
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 with offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. After 20 years of operation he sold ECOsystems to Pioneer Energy.
Frans has now established ecoNEW Limited, offering services in energy management, business consulting and continuous improvement. Frans holds certificate #1 of the EMANZ EnergyManager Professional qualification and offers services in strategic energy management and works with organisations to develop energy management policies and plans. He has a particular interest in making these sustainable using continuous improvement principles.
Noel Mason (Mason Consulting and Services)
Noel 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 ten.
Kevin McGrath (Power Solutions Ltd)
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.
Dr Michael Jack (University of Otago)
Michael is a Senior Lecturer in the Physics Department and the Director of its Energy Management Programme. His research is focused on new technologies for renewable energy production and energy efficient processes, and also understanding technological uptake and potential impact in future energy systems.
Michael joined the EMANZ Board in May 2017.
Troy Hicks (Genesis Energy)
Troy is the Business Category Manager at Genesis, with responsibility for all their SME, Commercial and Industrial customers. He has a strong customer background with over 20 years of experience in Product, Marketing and Sales across the Energy and Financial Services sectors.
Troy joined the Board in May 2017 as a Sustaining Partner representative.
Sam Rorke (Energy Management Professional)
Sam has been involved in the energy industry in New Zealand for nine years, having completed a Master's degree in electrical engineering in London and Paris. He has a solid technical and commercial grounding in a wide variety of areas including retail pricing, demand response, metering technology and energy efficiency.
Sam was an Energy Manager Professional, and joined the Board in May 2017.
Mark Davis (Counties Manukau DHB)
Mark has been in the energy services industry for more than 20 years, predominantly in consultancy roles. He has worked across many sectors, including industrial processes, commercial buildings and the public sector. Mark is now on the client side of industry, having taken up the role of Energy Manager at Counties Manukau DHB in 2017.
Mark joined the Board in May 2018.
Tim Jackson (Pioneer Energy Ltd)
Tim is a Retail Manager at Pioneer Energy and joined the Board in May 2018 as a Sustaining Partner representative.
Dr Mike Hopkins, CEO
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.