Carnegie to Chair World Energy Council committee

Energy Resources Aotearoa is proud to announce that its Chief Executive John Carnegie has been appointed as Interim Chair of the Council’s Finance and Audit Committee. He takes a position on the World Energy Council Board as a result. This is the first time that a New Zealander has held these prestigious positions.

John Carnegie says:

“It is an honour and a privilege to be appointed to represent the World Energy Council’s membership as Interim Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee and on the Board. These influential positions are responsible for the short- and long-term financial viability of the World Energy Council and its governance.

“I look forward to continuing to work with the World Energy Council. This role will see me responsible for ensuring that the organisation is financially well-placed to continue its good work connecting energy leaders, innovators, and governments across the globe.”

Carnegie says that while he is honoured to take up these positions, his appointment will also help put New Zealand on the radar of the global energy sector.

“The global energy community has been playing close attention to New Zealand and the high-stakes experiment with energy policy we embarked upon in 2018 with the previous government.

“I am looking forward to using these roles to help promote New Zealand as a good place for energy firms to do business. Every new energy project can only help increase New Zealand’s energy security at a time when we really need it.”

Carnegie takes up the role following the temporary absence of the incumbent committee Chair.

About the World Energy Council

The World Energy Council is the world's oldest independent and impartial community of energy leaders and practitioners. Through its Humanising Energy vision, it involves more people and communities in accelerating clean and inclusive energy transitions in all world regions. Formed in 1923, the Council is a UN-accredited global energy body that has convened diverse interests from across the full energy ecosystem for a century, and today has over 3,000 member organisations and a presence in more than 100 countries. Its global network draws from governments, private and state corporations, academia and civil society, as well as current and future energy leaders. They collaborate on impact programmes and inform local, regional and global energy agendas in support of its enduring mission: to promote the sustainable use and supply of energy for the benefit of all people. Further details at and on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About the World Energy Council’s New Zealand Member Committee

The World Energy Council’s New Zealand Member Committee, The BusinessNZ Energy Council (the ‘BEC’) is a multi-sectoral group of New Zealand business, government and academic organisations taking on a leading role in creating a sustainable energy future for New Zealand. Since 1 January 2013, the BEC has shared energy information, represented the views of its members, promoted dialogue and networking for its members, prepared and disseminated reports and organised seminars and conferences.  Its goal is to “support New Zealand’s economic well-being through the active promotion of the sustainable development and use of energy, both domestically and globally.”