Contact Energy is one of New Zealand's leading energy generators and retailers, providing electricity, natural gas and LPG to around 570,000 customers nationwide. Contact’s power stations generate around 23 per cent of New Zealand’s electricity, it is one of the country’s largest wholesalers and retailers of natural gas, and it has around 46 per cent of the LPG market in New Zealand. Contact is one of the country’s largest listed companies and most widely held stocks with around 75,000 shareholders.
Represented by: Catherine Thompson, Regulatory Affairs Manager
Fonterra is a leading multinational dairy company, co-operatively owned by 10,500 New Zealand farmer shareholders. Exporting approximately 98% of its shareholders' production, Fonterra is the world's leading dairy exporter, responsible for an estimated 21% of all Global Dairy Exports. Fonterra's global supply chain stretches from its shareholders' farms to consumers in more than 100 countries. Collecting approximately 17 billion litres of New Zealand milk a year, it manufactures and markets around 2.5 million metric tonnes of product annually, making it one of the world’s leaders in large scale milk procurement, processing and management.
Represented by: Alex Duncan, General Manager Corporate Finance
Meridian is an integrated renewable energy company – generating electricity from 100% renewable sources. It is one of New Zealand’s largest companies, with a strong pipeline of development options in Australasia, and an electricity retailer throughout New Zealand. Meridian, including its online subsidiary Powershop, retails electricity to approximately 285,000 customer connections − homes, farms and businesses.
In New Zealand Meridian owns and operates seven hydro stations, six within the Waitaki Hydro Scheme, and four wind farms, together supplying approximately thirty percent of New Zealand’s total electricity needs.
Represented by: Gillian Blythe, Regulatory Affairs Manager
Powerco is New Zealand's second largest electricity and gas distribution company. Its network area spreads across the upper central and lower central North Island servicing approximately 420,000 consumers representing 46 percent of the gas connections and 16 percent of the electricity connections in New Zealand.
Represented by: Paul Goodeve, General Manager Operations and Support
Telecom New Zealand Ltd
Telecom New Zealand is the principal supplier of telecommunication services in New Zealand, providing local, national and international telephone services as well as data communication, directories, cellular, paging, mobile, radio and internet services.
Represented by: Anton Nannestad, Head of Group Economics & Modelling
Victoria University of Wellington
Founded in 1899, Victoria University prides itself on academic excellence and has an international reputation for the quality and range of courses, degrees and other programmes it offers. It is one of New Zealand's leading research institutions.
- Bob Buckle, Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean, Victoria Business School
- Ian McIntosh, Manager Research, Commercial & IP, Research Office
Westpac Institutional Bank
Westpac Institutional Bank (WIB) provides a range of financial services to Australasian businesses operating in the corporate, institutional, government and semi-government markets. With local expert providers and access to its Australian colleagues, WIB aspires to provide innovative solutions in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, all forms of capital raising, financial markets, transaction services and international trade.
Represented by: Dominick Stephens, Chief Economist