Our Staff

John Carnegie
John Carnegie

Chief Executive

John is the Chief Executive of Energy Resources Aotearoa, a role he took up in December 2019. He was previously the Executive Director of the BusinessNZ Energy Council and has nearly three decades experience in public policy and energy markets, specialising in energy, climate change and resource management policy.

He leads our work on evidence-based policies to make New Zealand a better place, ensuring we have sustainable, affordable and reliable energy.

Email: john@energyresources.org.nz

Sheree Long
Sheree Long

Energy Skills Manager

Sheree leads the Energy Skills programme to attract, promote and develop talent for the New Zealand energy industry.

Sheree has both a private and public sector background, working in labour market, business and human resource strategic roles. This includes time as Labour Market Manager at the Department of Labour; Economic and Community Development Advisor at the Department of Labour; Business Development Manager at the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce and Human Resource Manager at Rishworth Aviation in Auckland.

Phone: +64 21 119 3362
Email: sheree.long@energyskills.co.nz

Joshua O'Rourke
Joshua O'Rourke

Policy Manager

Josh leads our policy programme, working with members and other stakeholders to promote policies that are fair and reasonable for the energy resources sector.

Josh has a strong public policy background and understanding of regulatory matters relevant to the oil and gas sector. Previously Josh worked on petroleum policy at the Ministry for the Environment, the Environmental Protection Authority, and at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Josh also developed a sound understanding of local planning issues from time working for the Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

Before joining Energy Resources Aotearoa his most recent role was at Straterra, the industry association for the New Zealand minerals sector.

Phone: +64 4 494 8974

Phil Rennie
Phil Rennie

Communications Manager

Phil leads our communications work, helping engage with and tell the story of the industry to stakeholders, the public and media. He is the first point of contact for any media enquiries.

Previously Phil worked as a Press Secretary to a Government Minister for eight years and has also worked in communications roles at professional membership bodies in New Zealand and overseas.

Phone: +64 4 494 8972

Caroline Westlake
Caroline Westlake

Accounts Manager

Caroline has a background in accounts, HR and events within the private sector. Prior to joining Energy Resources Aotearoa she worked for EnergySkills for five years in a very diverse role including responsibilities for accounts management, HR and co-ordinating public events. Prior to this she worked in the financial sector in varied roles including as a Registered Financial Adviser.

Phone: +64 27 500 3927