NZEC Appoints PEPANZ's Head David Robinson as CEO of its NZ Business

New Zealand Energy Corp. (NZEC or the Company) reported Wedensday that David Robinson is joining the Company’s Board of Directors, and has been hired in the new position of CEO of the Company’s New Zealand business. Robinson will join the Board of Directors March 31 and will commence his employment with NZEC on May 19.

Robinson has been CEO of the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) since December 2012. As CEO of PEPANZ, 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, 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, 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.

“David Robinson’s knowledge and skill set, his reputation for honesty and integrity, and his relationships in the New Zealand oil and gas industry are unparalleled,” said John Proust, CEO and director of NZEC. “David will be on the ground in New Zealand, overseeing day-to-day operations of NZEC’s assets and building on the strategic relationships that we have developed with our community partners and industry leaders.

“David’s decision to join NZEC is a strong endorsement of the Company’s assets and business model,” continued Proust, “and his strategic leadership and vision are the ideal fit to lead NZEC into the future. On behalf of NZEC’s employees and Directors, I welcome David to the Company and look forward to working with him.”

“I am excited to take on a leadership role in a company that will be at the forefront of New Zealand’s growing oil and gas industry,” said David Robinson. “NZEC has already established a strong presence in New Zealand, with a diverse portfolio of both upstream and midstream assets. I look forward to building on NZEC’s solid foundations and taking advantage of the many new opportunities this role will bring.”

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