Campbell to chair energy authority

19:25, Dec 19 2012

A director of PowerNet Limited and Electricity Invercargill has been appointed chairman of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).

Tom Campbell, a former managing director of Comalco and general manager of the Tiwai Smelter, is an accredited member of the Institute of Directors.

He is director of Todd Corporation and Standards NZ and chairman of Crown research institute GNS Science

Energy and Resources Minister Phil Heatley said Mr Campbell had a longstanding interest in improving energy efficiency from his roles at Rio Tinto, including as managing director (NZ and UK) of Comalco and general manager of the Tiwai Smelter.

Elena Trout was appointed a member of the authority. She has held several positions in the transport, utilities and energy sectors in the past 30 years. Mr Campbell and Ms Trout have been appointed for three-year terms from February 1, 2013.

Mark Oldfield was reappointed as a member of the authority for an 18-month term.

The role of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority is to encourage, promote and support energy efficiency, energy conservation and the use of renewable energy resources.

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