Mike Bennetts, CEO of Z-Energy, joins NERI Board

NERI is delighted to announce that Mike Bennetts has joined NERI's Board of Trustees. Mike is presently the Chief Executive of Z Energy Ltd, the company that purchased Shell’s downstream oil business in New Zealand on 1 April 2010.

Mike has accumulated 25 years of experience in the global energy industry with his expertise in supply, trading and marketing businesses covering both consumer and business to business segments.  In 1983 he joined BP in New Zealand with his early roles being based in sales, marketing, information technology and finance.  Since 1992 he has served in various leadership roles in South Africa, China, Singapore and the United Kingdom.  His last role with BP was as CEO for BP’s Integrated Supply and Trading business in the Eastern Hemisphere, a geography including Australasia, Asia, the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa. 

Mike has served as a Director of various private and public companies as well as joint ventures in Singapore, China and South Africa.  He is presently a Director of the New Zealand Refining Company Limited and Loyalty New Zealand Limited, the company that operates Fly Buys.

Mike holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Management.  He graduated as a Bachelor of Business Studies majoring in Management from Massey University where he was recognised as a Massey Scholar because of his academic record.

Mike is married with two daughters and returned to New Zealand at the end of 2008 in order that his daughters receive a Kiwi experience for their high school education.

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