Country Manager - New Zealand
As Country Manager, Nathan is responsible for offshore wind project development in New Zealand, leading the development of projects from site screening through to Final Investment Decision and beyond. Nathan manages site selection, consenting, development planning, and establishes and maintains relationships with strategic partners and key local stakeholders.
Prior to joining BlueFloat Energy, Nathan was responsible for the planning and programme management of all grid works for Transpower New Zealand, the owner and operator of New Zealand’s national grid infrastructure. Nathan led a large, national team who coordinated the delivery of all maintenance and project activities (including new connections) valued at >$300M per annum in conjunction with internal teams and external contractors.
Nathan has worked in the energy sector for over a decade in Brisbane, Perth, Singapore and Auckland. During his time with BG Group and Shell, Nathan was involved in the delivery and operation of various mega-projects, including the world’s first CSG-LNG Project (QCLNG) and Shell’s floating LNG facility in Western Australia (Prelude LNG). Nathan’s responsibilities included the negotiation and management of various infrastructure development agreements, joint venture agreements and commodity sale agreements (gas, LNG, power).
Whilst in Singapore, Nathan was responsible for regional business development for Shell’s gas and power trading business. During this time, Nathan was focussed on growing new businesses in liberalising energy markets and successfully launched new business opportunities in Malaysia and the Philippines whilst leading Shell’s efforts in developing new LNG import infrastructure in Pakistan. Nathan was also involved in various renewable generation projects led by Shell’s New Energies team and played an instrumental role in developing Shell’s power strategy for Asia.
Nathan holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland and Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne. Nathan started his career as a solicitor at leading Australian law firm King & Wood Mallesons where he primarily advised clients in the mining and energy sector on commercial transactions and disputes.