Our people


The Board represents the interests of all members and focuses on the Bioenergy Association governance. More information about the board and member’s voting rights can be found in the members area and the Bioenergy Association Constitution. The association operational activities are developed and managed by Interest Groups each of which has a Convener and Committee.

Bioenergy Association board members are:

Grant Smith - Pioneer Energy (Chair)
Paul Bennett - Scion
Grant Dunford - Negawatt Resources
Lyndon Haugh - Oji Fibre Solutions
Tony Oosten - Fonterra Co-operative Group

Interest group conveners are:

Biogas - Steve Brewster (ADI Systems)
Wood energy - Rob Mallinson (Living Energy)
Liquid biofuels - Simon Arnold (Blended Fuels NZ)
Residential wood pellet heating - Andrew Wilson (EEnergy)

Professional Standards and Complaints Committee:

To avoid any conflicts of interest membership of the committee is established by the Board when the Committee is required to undertake an activity.

The administration team consists of:

Brian Cox - Executive Officer
Connie Crookshanks - Publications/newsletter editor
John Gifford - Wood energy programmes
Anne Phiri - Administration / Memberships / Websites

Members list:

See a list of our members here.