Rob has been CEO since 6 March 2023, having joined the Company on 31 January for a period of handover.
Rob was previously GM Growth & Trading at Manawa Energy, New Zealand’s largest independent renewable electricity owner and developer, where as part of the executive leadership team he had responsibility for the company’s renewables development, energy trading and commercial and industrial sales functions.
With a passion for helping energy and infrastructure companies create value while navigating challenging strategic issues and changing industry dynamics, Rob is excited about taking forward the company’s plans for growth, which will deliver further value to Channel Infrastructure’s shareholders.
Prior to Manawa Energy, Rob had an almost 20-year career in investment banking, advising companies in New Zealand, Australia and Europe most recently as Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Forsyth Barr in New Zealand. Prior to this Rob worked in the investment banking business of ABN AMRO Bank, working across Australasia and Europe. Rob holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business (with Distinction) from the University of Otago, and has completed an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from the MIT Sloan School of Business.
Chris is Channel Infrastructure’s General Counsel and Company Secretary and is responsible for managing the Channel Infrastructure group’s legal affairs and company secretarial functions.
Chris joined Refining NZ in 2020 and has been heavily involved in the preparations for Refining NZ’s transition to Channel Infrastructure, including securing the overwhelming support of shareholders for this change.
Chris has extensive experience in both private practice and in-house legal roles across the energy and heavy industrial sectors in New Zealand, with experience advising on a wide range of commercial matters as well as providing legal support for major corporate and governance matters. Prior to joining Refining NZ, Chris worked for Fletcher Building and for a leading national law firm.
Caz is Chief People Officer at Channel Infrastructure and is responsible for human resources, organisational capability and workforce transition.
Caz joined Refining NZ in 2020 and has had a crucial role to play in supporting our team through the business transition of the past two-years.
Caz has over 25 years’ experience in human resources and general management experience focusing on change management, high performance cultures, staff development and employee engagement. She has held senior management roles in a range of industries including FMCG, construction and financial services.
Steve is General Manager IPL, the fuel testing business which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Channel Infrastructure.
Steve joined Refining NZ in 2012 and has held a broad range of leadership roles, including business improvement, before taking the IPL General Manager role in 2021. Steve has a strong engineering background and prior to joining Refining NZ held a number of Technical and Leadership positions in the Petro/Chemical and Scientific research sectors.
Jack is GM Operations at Channel Infrastructure and is responsible for operations, maintenance, project works and the delivery of terminal services to our customers.
Jack has worked at Marsden Point for over 20-years, joining the business as a mechanical engineer at the start of his career. He has performed a broad range of leadership roles over the past 20-years, including in the areas of engineering, maintenance, project management, operations, health & safety and environment. Prior to the business transition, Jack was Refining NZ’s Chief Operating Officer, and has led the business through the transition from refinery to terminal operations as Project Director for the Conversion Project.
Peter is Channel Infrastructure’s Business Development Manager and is responsible for Channel’s growth strategy and business development activities.
Peter joined Refining NZ in 2002, and has held a broad range of roles in the supply chain, commercial, strategic, and business development areas. Peter has been central to the negotiation of new long-term terminal services and private storage agreements with Channel’s customers. Prior to joining Refining NZ, Peter held roles in the upstream oil industry, in Europe, Russia, and the Middle East, as well as supply chain management, procurement and business improvement.