Keynote Speakers

Dr Trevor Drage

Dr Trevor Drage

Research Development Manager, University of Waikato

Day Two – 1:00 pm

Trevor was Professor of Efficient Fossil Energy Technology and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) at the University of Nottingham in the UK. Through collaborating extensively with industry, he has conducted research into next-generation carbon capture technologies for power and industrial applications and on CO2 transport systems. He was part of a team that secured funding to establish the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre. Dr Drage has played an important role in defining the UK research agenda and has experience advising policymakers and developing with international research collaborations in China, India, South Korea and Australia in CCS.


Chris Graham

Vice President for Energy Research for Wood Mackenzie

Day One – 10:30 am

Chris is the global commercial director for Wood Mackenzie’s gas and LNG research, responsible for commercial strategy and product development of its suite of global and regional gas, power and renewables subscription research products.

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Murray Gribben

8 Rivers

Day One – 3:30 pm

Murray started his career in the military before he moved into the finance sector where his professional career has been in investment banking and investment management, both in the public and private markets. He is currently Chief Executive of Crown Irrigation Investments Ltd, a fund established to invest in regional scale irrigation infrastructure.



Cam Hosie

8 Rivers

Day One – 3:30 pm

Cam is an ex-pat Kiwi and principal at 8 Rivers Capital based in North Carolina, USA. He is a director of its related company Pouakai NZ GP Ltd, and has previously worked as a lawyer at Russell McVeagh in New Zealand.


Andrew Jefferies

CEO, New Zealand Oil and Gas

Day One – 10:30 am

Andrew joined New Zealand Oil & Gas in 2013. He started his career with Shell in Australia after graduating with a BE Hons (Mechanical) from the University of Sydney in 1991, an MBA in technology management from Deakin University in Australia, and an MSc in petroleum engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland. Andrew is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), and a Certified Petroleum Engineer with the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He has worked in oil and gas in Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom, Thailand and Holland.

 Paul Raniwahia

Paul Rangiwahia

Speaker and Artist

Day One – 3:30 pm

Paul Rangiwahia is Taranaki born and bred. At 46 he has a few Km’s on the clock and with that comes knowledge, experiences, highs, lows and plenty in between. This helps Paul, as a wellbeing advocate, to communicate plenty of useful ideas and tips to help others find their best mental health and wellbeing. A lot of what Paul shares is common sense so in a time where common sense is not that common, Paul is finding his style and delivery popular with others.

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Fletcher Tabuteau

MP, New Zealand First

Day Two – 1:00 pm

Fletcher Tabuteau is Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Disarmament and Arms Control and Regional Economic Development. He is also New Zealand First’s energy spokesperson. Before entering Parliament he worked in the tourism industry, ran his own consulting business, was a secondary teacher in maths and social studies and a lecturer in economics and business.



Jamie Tuuta

8 Rivers

Day One – 3:30 pm

Jamie is an experienced director and is currently Chair of the Tourism NZ Board and Maori Television. He is also the immediate past Chair of Te Ohu Kai Moana.


Mr Jonathan Young

MP, National Party

Day Two- 1:00 pm

Prior to becoming a Member of Parliament, Jonathan Young worked in Waitakere City (West Auckland) for 20 years as a Minister where he led a multi-cultural community of people from many different ages, backgrounds and vocations. This work gave him a thorough understanding on the issues facing New Zealanders from all walks of life.

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