EECA Board appointments announced

  • Simon Bridges
Energy and Resources

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges today announced a new appointment and two reappointments to the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) Board.

David Coull has been appointed as a member of the Board, while Marion Cowden has been reappointed Deputy Chair and Mervyn English has been reappointed as a member.

“The appointments will ensure the Board maintains its strong governance and strategic capability,” says Mr Bridges.

Mr Coull, a commercial lawyer, is a partner at Bell Gully. He has worked extensively in the energy sector for more than ten years.

“David brings legal, corporate governance, risk management, strategic and energy sector skills and experience to the EECA board, we welcome his expertise and knowledge to this new role,” says Mr Bridges.

Marion Cowden is a chartered accountant with over twenty-five years’ experience in private and public sector management and governance both locally and overseas.

Mervyn English was general manager of the Electricity Commission from 2004 to 2010 and has over 30 years’ experience in in both private and public sector roles

The appointments are effective from 1 February 2014.

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