New Zealand Energy Corp. announce that Mr. David Robinson is joining the Company's Board of Directors, and has been hired in the new position of Chief Executive Officer of the Company's New Zealand business. Mr. Robinson will join the Board of Directors on March 31, 2014, and will commence his employment with NZEC on May 19, 2014.
Mr. Robinson has been CEO of the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) since December 2012. As CEO of PEPANZ, Mr. Robinson made a significant contribution to New Zealand's oil and gas industry, managing key stakeholder relationships to ensure New Zealand's natural resources can be developed profitably and responsibly for the benefit of industry participants and all New Zealanders. Representing the interests of oil and gas producers, explorers and service companies, Mr. Robinson contributed to the development of government policies and legislation and was a strong advocate in all areas of policy, media and external relations. Prior to joining PEPANZ, Mr. Robinson was Commercial General Manager for Z Energy, was a Director of Shell New Zealand, and held a number of senior downstream commercial positions with Shell both within New Zealand and overseas.