Webinar - Director lens on the energy sector

28 September, 2022
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Chapter Zero is a global network of directors committed to taking action on climate change and the IoD is hosting the New Zealand chapter. Chapter NZ provide some great resources and regularly holds complimentary online events with some really interesting speakers covering all aspects of climate change.

Energy accounts for 40% of Aotearoa’s total greenhouse gas emissions. This means the energy sector is a central player in the transition away from fossil fuels towards more renewable, sustainable, efficient and low-emission options.

Join Chapter Zero for the September Chapter Zero NZ webinar to discuss the energy landscape in Aotearoa. Climate Change Commissioner Dr James Renwick will explore the current state, and future state of energy in New Zealand, global trends and developments, and climate risks and opportunities for the industry to consider. 

In the second half of the event Julia Hoare will facilitate a discussion with experienced directors Mark Verbiest and Dean Carroll to provide a directors perspective to the conversation, discussing climate challenges being faced at the board table, electricity generation and transmission and opportunities for innovation across the sector.


Julia Hoare FCA CMInstD

Julia Hoare is a professional independent director. She is Chair of Port of Tauranga Limited, Deputy Chair of the a2 Milk Company Limited, and Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk committees of Auckland International Airport Limited and Meridian Energy Ltd. Julia is the inaugural Chair of the Institute of Directors (IoD) Board and current President of the IoD Council.  Prior to her governance career, Julia was a Partner with PwC NZ for 20 years and established PwC’s sustainability and climate change services practice.

Dr James Renwick

Professor James Renwick is a leading climate scientist with a strong national and international reputation, and four decades of experience in weather and climate research. He is a Climate Change Commissioner and Lead Author and Coordinating Lead Author on three Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He has also been involved in the governance of the World Climate Research Programme for the past eight years. He was awarded the 2018 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science Communication.

Mark Verbiest CFInstD

Mark is an experienced company director, currently serving on the boards of several major companies and organisations. Mark is the Chair of Meridian and Summerset Group Holdings Limited and is a director of ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited (Director). He is also the former Chair of Freightways Limited, Spark New Zealand Limited and Transpower New Zealand Limited. He is a former board member of the Financial Markets Authority and former member of the Advisory Board to New Zealand Treasury. Mark has had significant involvement and experience in the energy and technology sectors, as well as capital markets, in a variety of roles, over many years.

Dean Carroll MInstD

Dean has more than 30 years’ energy industry experience in New Zealand and internationally. He is the Deputy Chair of Transpower. His previous roles included CEO of Lumo Energy Australia and executive roles in energy retail, generation and trading. He has also held directorships in Infratil Energy Australia, Direct Connect Australia, Energy Retailers Association of Australia, and Energy Online.

Webinar details:

  • Wednesday, 28 September
  • 12 noon - 1.15pm
  • Webinar
  • Free to view


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