Andrew Caseley appointed as EECA’s Chief Executive

The role of Chief Executive at the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is now to be taken up by Andrew Caseley.

EECA announced in late October that its retiring CE Mike Underhill would be replaced by James Hay. However, Mr Hay is now unable to take up the role due to personal circumstances.

“We were fortunate to have the choice of two outstanding candidates, and I’m pleased Andrew Caseley has accepted the role,” says EECA Chair Tom Campbell.

Andrew Caseley has held executive leadership roles in both the public and private sectors. For the past 10 years he has worked for MWH, a global engineering and environmental consultancy. For most of this he was the Managing Director of the New Zealand business; more recently he has been the Operations Director for Australia and New Zealand while filling various roles in Indonesia and Fiji.

He was previously Chief Executive Officer of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council for 13 years.

“Through both these roles, Andrew has gained considerable experience in working with the energy sector, particularly around renewable energy infrastructure,” says Mr Campbell. “Andrew’s varied experience, relationship-building abilities and proven leadership will provide EECA with a dynamic and capable chief executive who will build on EECA’s successes to date.”

Mr Caseley has a commerce degree with an accounting major and is a Companion Member of the Institute of Professional Engineers.

He will join EECA on 24 January 2017.

Media enquiries:

Kathryn Fitzpatrick, Senior Communications Advisor, EECA

Phone: 04 470 2238 or 027 403 3378

Email: kathryn.fitzpatrick@eeca.govt.nz