This programme has been developed by energy manager practitioners and experienced trainers in consultation with industry, government and tertiary education providers; Rob Bishop, Kevin McGrath, Jake Roos, Norman Smith and Robert Tromop.

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Rob Bishop

Rob_Bishop_2015_1.jpgRob is a director of Energy Solutions Limited, a founding member of EMANZ and former chairman.  

He led the development of energy auditor accreditation in 1999, and the Facilities Manager and Commercial Building Energy Specialist training programme development in 2009-2010, covering both technical and energy management disciplines.  

Rob has taught energy management programmes within New Zealand, and internationally and has developed and applied assessment procedures for EMANZ accreditations. 

Kevin McGrath

Kevin McGrath (2).jpgKevin is the Director of Power Solutions Ltd, a company that has been providing energy management services for almost 25 years.  

He has a Diploma in Energy Management, is an EMANZ Energy Auditor Energy Master and a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional.  Recently he also completed training to become an ISO 50001 Auditor.

Kevin assisted in peer reviewing the EMANZ Commercial Building Energy Specialist (CBES) training material and has been a trainer in providing the current CBES Lighting modules and also the Facilities Management training courses. 

Jake Roos

Jake Roos.jpgJake is an expert in the field of sustainable energy and climate change, particularly in local government. He presently holds the position of Senior Programme Advisor (Environmental) with the Kāpiti Coast District Council.

Over this period he lead the initiative which saw KCDC become the first local authority in NZ to be CEMARS (ISO-14064) certified. (Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme). As a result there has been a 50% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions at the Council as it has effectively managed its energy end use and costs. 
He also has a teaching background in energy and has been active in reaching beyond the Council’s own operations to work with the community on energy saving initiatives.

Norman Smith

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Norman (Programme Co-leader) is an independent energy consultant and founding member of EMANZ who, as Senior Adjunct Associate, represents the US-based Rocky Mountain Institute in NZ.
He has been involved with the design and delivery of energy management training since he conceived and, as course director, lead the development of New Zealand's first such programme at the Central Institute of Technology in the 1990s. 
Over the period this course ran he worked with 200 “energy managers in training” for up to 12 months each, to assist them complete this qualification. Graduates of this programme hold energy management positions in a range of industries today. 

Robert Tromop

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Robert (Programme Co-leader) is the Managing Director at Energy Efficiency International Ltd a consultancy specialising in energy productivity and market development working internationally from Wellington.
Most recently, he led energy efficiency at the OECD International Energy Agency IEA, was Manager Monitoring and Research at EECA, and has lead and delivered diverse energy management and training initiatives internationally for the IEA and APEC Energy Working Group. 
Robert was a founding member of EMANZ and worked for EECA for a number of years in a range of senior management roles.