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Godfrey D B., ME Elect, MBA Exec
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Aug Director, B. Beavis & Associates Ltd BBA, Hamilton BBA consults for clients including Counties Power projects: Fibre Optic construction contracts, workshop construction projects, wind power JV, data centre, Foundation for Research Science & Technology Government funder of R&D, Centre for Housing Research, Catholic Care Foundation.
April Aug Business Development Manager, Counties Power Ltd, Pukekohe Reporting to the Chief Executive, responsible for initiating, coordinating and presenting new business opportunities to the Board of Directors and implementing them. Projects included the acquisition of an extension of fibre optic network, launch of JV and winning the bid to establish a large Green Data Centre and Green Energy Centre, membership of CEO group of companies in the Regional Fibre Group. With the economic downturn, the Board changed its strategy and I became a consultant. July Apr Director, B. Beavis & Associates Ltd BBA, Hamilton BBA clients included Counties Power Ltd and Innovation Waikato Ltd IWL where business incubation management included advising startup enterprises on business development, analysis and proposals for Angel investment. Other BBA clients included forensic accountants McCallum Petterson, and Centre for Housing Research CHRANZ. July July Bioengineering Sector Leader/Business Development Manager, HortResearch, Hamilton Managed a division of scientists and engineers to create wealth from biomedical and agricultural R&D for HortResearch CRI. Responsible for contribution to product development and marketing successes including: "Time Capsule" facial eczema treatment business spun off for more than $ million; "RipeSense" fruit labels that detect ripeness developed to market launch and successfully licensed to a labels manufacturing company a project listed by TIME magazine as one of the most significant inventions of ; Surpassed investment and profitability KPIs despite tight contestable science funding environment, developed a large portfolio of commercialisable science, and won +% high respect rating by staff for my leadership as well one of the best degree assessments the external consultant had seen. HortResearch was restructured with all sector leaders replaced by scientists July May Senior Adviser, Ministry of Economic Development MED, Wellington This role arose from EECA becoming a Crown Entity as a result of a new Labour Government, a new Act of Parliament, and new Board members being appointed. This resulted in my redundancy from the EECA CEO position. As a senior adviser in the Sustainable Development Division one of the areas I was involved in was Crown Intellectual Property which led to the CRI role at Hortresearch.
Sep Jun Chief Executive, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority EECA Reporting to a private sector Board as well as the CEO of the Ministry of Economic Development for management of scientists, engineers, and economists to market energy efficiency practices across industrial, commercial and household sectors of the economy. Responsible for developing EECAs consulting capability and "public good entrepreneurial culture" to make significant revenue gains through business development and counter a % Government funding reduction in , promoted and facilitated the restructuring of EECA as an independent Crown Entity; obtained Cabinet approval for the new H Building Code to improve insulation and energy efficiency; development of energy efficiency policy and the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Act . May Sep Partner, B. Beavis & Associates "BBA", Auckland PR, Marketing and management consultancy whose clients included Electricity Boards seeking advice during corporatisation, and other TLAs. After returning to NZ in without a job, grew business from nothing to the point where we paid back our large mortgage, and this led to appointment or election to several governance positions see below. Marketing & business consultant, London. Clients/employers included Herbert & Sons Ltd for product marketing & distribution in the meat industry, Titchener Research Ltd developer of selfsynchronising Tcodes, BP International Ltd for IT marketing and Freedom Holidays, for ski tour representation in Andorra. General Manager & Director of Hennessy Grading Systems Ltd, Auckland, an IP based Agritech company with a portfolio of international patents to measure carcass lean meat % yield from electrooptical measurements. Managed R&D, technical support and manufacturing staff. Under my stewardship the company licensed Philips as its exclusive world marketing agent, doubled its size and quintupled its turnover. Senior Field Engineer, Schlumberger Technical Services Inc., Singapore. Autonomously managed a small team of nationals and expatriates on remote locations in Malaysia, Thailand, Papua New Guinea and Australia conducting wire line oil exploration. The role involved ensuring complex measurement instruments that were dropped down the well hole were maintained properly. This was critical so that high quality well logs were obtained over sometimes long periods of intense activity without sleep when the expensive oil rig was shut down while waiting for the wireline logging. After acquisition, the data was immediately analysed at the well site.
Current: Director, Digital Infrastructure Ltd % owned by Counties Power Ltd to develop its Data Centre interests shortly resigning; Director & Shareholder, B. Beavis & Associates Ltd & BBA Pukekohe Ltd to operate our consultancy business and investment interests; Trustee, REFITNZ Charitable Trust to educate and promote smallscale renewable distributed generation in NZ;
Director, Mercury Energy Ltd largest electricity network and energy distribution company in NZ at that time, serving the Auckland region; Director, Westminster Investments property investment company with shareholders; Elected Member, Auckland Regional Services Trust ARST held $, million in Auckland commercial infrastructure assets including Watercare Services, Yellow Bus Co, Ports of Auckland and Americas Cup Village $ million investment that transformed the Auckland waterfront and facilitated the Americas Cup Challenge. The ARSTs main role was to appoint Commercial Directors to their Boards and negotiate Statements of Corporate Intent with them; Executive Director & founding shareholder, DuraLite Carpet Corporation Ltd & DuraLite Investments Ltd manufacturer of aircraft carpet with worldwide patents. Responsible for supervision of financial, capital raising and international sales; University of Auckland, NZ, A+ thesis on strategic planning Master of Engineering Electrical, Auckland, , specializing in biomedical applications of electronics: Bachelor of Engineering, Auckland, . IOD residential course on Company Direction, . Almost fluent in Spanish like my parents, I was born and raised in Argentina
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MBA Exec ME Elect