Our Staff

John Carnegie
John Carnegie

Chief Executive

John is the Chief Executive of PEPANZ, a role he took up in December 2019. He was previously the Executive Director of the BusinessNZ Energy Council and has nearly three decades experience in public policy and energy markets, specialising in energy, climate change and resource management policy.

He leads PEPANZ’s advocacy for evidence-based policies to make New Zealand a better place, ensuring we have sustainable, affordable and reliable energy.

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Phil Rennie
Phil Rennie

Communications Manager

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.

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Joshua O'Rourke
Joshua O'Rourke

Policy Manager

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.

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Carolyn Clark
Carolyn Clark

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.

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