Brett is the Managing Director of Elemental Group, and has over 27 years’ experience in energy businesses. This has involved joint venture management, asset management, field development planning, financial analysis, asset sales and purchase, well construction, stimulation, production optimisation, reservoir modelling and team building. He is Chair of the SPE NZ Education Trust, a New Plymouth Girls High School Trustee, a lifeguard, and competitor with the Fitzroy Surf Lifesaving Club.
Nick heads up the Petroleum Consulting team. Whether it be exploration or development, operations or studies, his team has the capability and track record to meet your needs. Nick represents the Associate Members on the PEPANZ Board, and he enjoys swimming and snowboarding.
Kate heads up the Environment team. She is an expert in environmental risk and risk communication, and is experienced at facilitating clear communication across multiple disciplines. She has over 10 years’ experience in geology and environmental management and climate change in the Pacific. Kate is the Chair of the PEPANZ Net-Zero Committee, and is dedicated to mapping industry’s committment to acheiving a net-zero position in line with New Zealand’s INDCs.
She enjoys scuba diving, and volunteers her time to ocean and coastal clean-up.
Andrew heads up the Power and Renewables team. He has over 20 years’ experience in energy projects, ranging in size from $2m to $20bn, from unconventional oil and gas, to hydrogen, to renewables. He is also a Financial Modeller, and brings his F1F9 experience to the Group. He enjoys D.I.Y projects and spending a little time at the gym.
Mon is the Director of Elemental Exploration and Geoscience. She has a MSc in Petroleum Geoscience from Imperial College London, and has over 12 years’ experience as a geoscientist working internationally and in New Zealand. She likes to spend her spare time exploring nature with her family, and enjoying yoga.
Steve heads up Elemental Group Australia and Elemental Wells. He has over 18 years’ experience in drilling and completions working from the highlands of Papua New Guinea to the deep waters off Australia’s North West Shelf. He has worked with supermajors, independents and small operators. In his spare time Steve races mountain bikes at an elite level throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Mac has over 30 years’ experience in discovering and developing oil and gas fields, mostly in New Zealand but internationally as well. Mac is active with the AAPG and has convened and hosted numerous workshops and conferences. He is the Exploration Lead for Elemental Exploration Geoscience.
Arun is our Director of Elemental Marine. He is a Master Mariner and a maritime professional in the oil and gas industry. He has worked extensively on ocean-going tankers and in senior management positions in New Zealand ports. Arun holds an MBA and a B.Com degree.
Arun is the current CEO of the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce and the immediate past Chairman of the Oil and Gas Specialist Technologies (OGST) Group.