Andrew Caseley, Chief Executive
Andrew joined EECA in 2017. Previously he was Managing Director for MWH, a global engineering and environmental consultancy, and CEO of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council for 13 years. Andrew has a commerce degree with an accounting major and is a Companion Member of the Institute of Professional Engineers.
Brett Banner, Group Manager - Corporate Services
Brett joined EECA in 2022. Brett has worked in a variety of senior roles across the public sector over the past 20 years, specialising in corporate services. Most recently he was the Chief Financial Officer at the Commerce Commission. Brett has a commerce degree from Victoria University of Wellington majoring in accounting, commercial law and marketing, and is a Chartered Accountant.
Jo Bye, Group Manager - Marketing & Communications
Jo joined EECA in July 2020. Jo has held executive leadership and strategic commercial marketing roles in New Zealand, Australia and the UK, in industries including fast-fashion retail and health and beauty. She has particular expertise in digital content and performance, strategic brand development and proposition execution.
Murray Bell, Group Manager - Strategy Insights and Regulations
Murray joined EECA in 2004, working in and managing a number of teams until 2012. He returned to EECA in March 2019 as Manager, Standards & Regulations, and became Group Manager in 2021. He has had multiple roles including RMA Hearing Commissioner, Chair of the Porirua District Licensing Committee, and Ward Councillor for his local electorate, Kapiti Coast District Council. Murray holds an Honorary Bachelor of Civil Engineering.
Nicki Sutherland, Group Manager - Business
Nicki joined EECA in February 2021. She previously led regional economic development as a Director at the Provincial Development Unit. Prior to this, she held various executive roles at Transpower, including Head of Customers. A former commercial and environmental lawyer, Nicki has worked in the energy sector for over 20 years and brings combined experience across strategic commercial investment, along with customer and consumer outcomes.
Richard Briggs, Group Manager - Warmer Kiwi Homes, Public Sector & Transport
Richard joined EECA in 2014 and has held a number of management positions – including in Business and Transport. He was appointed Group Manager in September 2022.
Prior to EECA Richard had an extensive career in IT & telecommunications and has over 30 years’ experience building partnerships and managing third party relationships in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands.