Our Directors are responsible for broad corporate policy and overall performance. Our Board members oversee the management and stewardship of the company to enhance Pioneer Energy's long-term value and vitality.
Stuart Heal - Chairperson
Stuart Heal was CEO of CRT for 20 years until he and his wife chose to move to Cromwell in 2004. Since then he has been involved in a number of consultancy and governance roles. He currently chairs the WellSouth Primary Health Network, covering all of Otago and Southland, the University Bookshop (Otago) Ltd and NZ Cricket. He is a director of Southern IFS Forestry Group, Pulse Energy Ltd and the Southern Rural Fire Authority. Stuart and his family share ownership of Infinite Energy NZ Ltd which is a solar distribution company.
Steve has a career background in infrastructure businesses and is a graduate of Monash University, Melbourne. His past positions include: Chief Executive of Queenstown Airport, General Manager New Zealand/Australia at Powerco Limited, General Manager at Lyttelton Port Company. He is currently the Chief Executive of Wellington International Airport.
Don is a professional director with extensive experience in the electrical, construction and telecommunications industries. He is currently a director of New Zealand’s new health and safety regulator WorkSafe NZ, a director of Wells Group, and on the steering committee of the Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum. Over the past 15 years Don has held a number of senior executive and governance roles in the United States, Asia and New Zealand including: Chairman and Managing Director of Naylor Love Construction, one of New Zealand’s largest construction companies; CEO Kordia Solutions, a telecommunications and broadcasting business covering Australia and New Zealand; GM Contracting for Northpower; CEO of United Gooder; and Vice President of Oxbow Power, USA and Phillippines.
Warren has 20 years’ experience in advising and investing in infrastructure assets, principally in electricity generation and distribution. He has worked as a commercial lawyer in New Zealand and an investment banker for Macquarie Bank in New Zealand and Canada.
He has Bachelors of Commerce and Law from University of Canterbury and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii. Over the last 10 years, Warren has worked as a financial consultant on renewable energy projects and investment fund establishment, as well as establishing Energy3 Limited – a renewable energy development company. He was previously a director of Energy for Industry Limited when it was owned by Meridian Energy.
A graduate of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with a Mechanical Engineering degree Nick initially worked in the commercial nuclear power industry in the US before co-founding a successful data management firm. On the sale of the business, Nick’s focus turned to investment banking in New York at JP Morgan and CIBC World Markets for close to ten years. During his time on Wall Street, he worked on a wide range of transactions for clients including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, initial public offerings, bond, bank, and derivatives. Nick arrived in Wellington in 2004 to take-up the role of CEO of a smart meter and data management technology company. He was the the founding CEO of the climate change website, www.celsias.com.