Warren McNabb 

Chair of the IEGA

Director – Energy3 Limited

20 years’ experience in infrastructure and energy

Energy3 Limited: Weld Cone Wind Farm Limited, Lulworth Wind Farm Limited, Flat Hill

Wind Farm Limited: 2008 – present. Pioneer Energy: 2013 – present. Owns and operates businesses in the renewable energy and viticulture sectors. Executive director and shareholder of Energy3, a distributed electricity development company developing and operating small scale generation projects across New Zealand. Energy 3 has successfully developed the 0.75MW Weld Cone Wind Farm and 1 MW Lulworth Wind Farm, and consented the 7MW Flat Hill Wind Farm before sale to an electricity generator.


David Inch

Secretary of the IEGA

Managing Director of NZ Energy


IEGA Steering Committee

Grant Smith

GM – Strategy and Business Development

Pioneer Energy

20 years’ experience in the industry

Chair: BioEnergy Association NZ from 2015), Southland Wood Energy Advisory Group

Memberships: Independent Generations Association NZ, Energy Management Association NZ Drive Electric Association, New Zealand Wind Energy Association

Director: Southern Generation Partnership, Christchurch District Energy Partnership, Ecotricity Partnership

Industry roles over 20 years across the electricity supply chain from strategic planning, acquisitions, clean technology development and commercial management in retail, trading and business development.

Chris Fincham

Energy Supply Manager – King Country Energy

20 years’ experience in generation development and operation

On King Country Energy’s Executive Management team responsible for the long term strategic management of generation assets. This includes commercial contracts and development and maintenance capex projects.

Other responsibilities include managing the company’s risk position in the electricity market and the Resource Management Act, and to engage on regulatory change in all areas.