The EECA Board members are appointed by the Minister of Energy and Resources.
Members of the Board are responsible for the supervision and direction of EECA, including the long-term strategic financial plan, strategic initiatives, budgets, and the policy framework. The Board is also responsible for EECA's Statement of Intent, and the Purchase Agreement with the Minister of Energy and Resources, which sets out what EECA will deliver with the funding allocated to it.
Tom Campbell - Chair
Tom has a long-standing interest in improving energy efficiency from roles at Rio Tinto, including as Managing Director (NZ and UK) of Comalco and General Manager of the Tiwai Smelter. He is Chair of GNS Science and a director of Todd Corporation, PowerNet, Electricity Invercargill and the New Zealand Standards Council.
Marion Cowden- Deputy Chair
Marion is a chartered accountant who is self-employed and an independent director. She is a member of the independent expert advisory committee of the World Health Organisation. She has experience in private and public sector management and governance role, both locally and overseas.
Terrence has more than 40 years experience in business. He is currently chairman of the Major Electricity Users Group, provides strategic consultancy services through TC Associates, and previously worked as executive director of the New Zealand Pulp and Paper Industry Association.
Mervyn was general manager of the Electricity Commission from 2004 to October 2010 and has substantial experience in both private and public sector roles. He oversaw the development of a substantial electricity efficiency programme during his time at the commission (subsequently transferred to EECA as one of the 29 measures the government is implementing to improve the performance of the electricity market).
Mark is a director of Brenchley Farms. He has significant experience working with businesses and communities in the Canterbury region. From 1997 to 2010 he was a member of the Canterbury Regional Council. He was vice president of the South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce.
Elena has held a number of positions in the transport, utilities and energy sectors over the past 30 years. She is a member of the Electricity Authority, and a director of Northland Port Corporation and the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand. She is a former director of Transpower.
Janet has strong communications experience and an energy sector background. She is currently the communications manager at Todd Energy and has previously worked for Contact Energy, Shell International in the Netherlands, and in the public sector. Ms Carson is qualified as a barrister and solicitor.
Liz's background is primarily working in government and in the last twelve years in a self-employed capacity. Her areas of specialty are in community development, public policy, project management and research with a particular focus on Pacific peoples. Liz has governance experience serving on various community, NGO and Crown entity boards. Liz holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.