Cameron is the Chief Executive of PEPANZ, a role he took up in September 2014. Cameron’s interest in the oil and gas industry started at an early age. Growing up in Taranaki he saw first-hand how a strong and robust oil and gas industry can truly benefit a community – both their financial and social well-being.
With the knowledge he has gained as Chair of the Community Law Centres o Aotearoa, his background as a lawyer and the work he has done in various community engagement roles, Cameron is committed to ensuring New Zealanders have access to factual, honest and transparent information about the oil and gas industry, and strongly believes that growing the industry is vital to ensuring our energy security and strengthening our regional economies in a responsible and environmentally friendly manner.
Phil leads PEPANZ’s communications work, helping engage with and tell the story of the industry to stakeholders, the public and media. He is the first point of contact for any media enquiries.
Before joining PEPANZ Phil worked as a Press Secretary to a Government Minister for eight years and has also worked in communications roles at professional membership bodies in New Zealand and overseas.
Josh leads PEPANZ's policy programme, working with members and other stakeholders to promote policies that are fair and reasonable for the oil and gas sector.
Josh has a strong public policy background and understanding of the key regulatory matters relevant to the oil and gas sector. Previously Josh worked on petroleum policy at the Ministry for the Environment, the Environmental Protection Authority, and at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Josh also developed a sound understanding of local planning issues from time working for the Bay of Plenty Regional Council.
He joins PEPANZ most recently from Straterra, the industry association for the New Zealand minerals sector.
Office and Events Manager
Carolyn is involved in the execution of all PEPANZ events, and takes the lead role in managing the annual New Zealand Petroleum Conference. She also ensures the smooth running of our Wellington office.
Carolyn brings with her a wide range of relevant experience. She has ensured the successful execution of many events, having worked in hospitality over a number of years, as well as having been a successful business manager.
Carolyn also brings with her nine years’ industry experience, having worked at BP Oil NZ – based in Wellington, the central North Island and Auckland.