Advisory Panel

Members of the Advisory Panel for Downstream 2019.  

Gillian Blythe

Strategy & Peformance Manager
Meridian Energy

She has been intimately involved in the design and structure of the regulatory regime for the New Zealand electricity sector.  Initially as a consultant for London Economics who were tasked by WEMDG to consider options to split ECNZ, then part of a team providing ECNZ’s input on the 1996 market rules.  Gillian worked for the Crown's Electricity Reform Transition Unit on the final split of ECNZ which created Meridian, Mighty River Power and Genesis and she has worked for Meridian since it's establishment in 1999.  

Angela Ogier

Transmission Commercial Manager
First Gas

Angela is the Transmission Commercial Manager at First Gas.  She is responsible for driving the revised gas transmission access code and development of the transmission system in the context of a low carbon future.  She has broad commercial, business development and strategy experience - having worked internationally in the upstream oil and gas industry in Africa, Europe and Australasia.  She has degrees in engineering from the University of Auckland and an MBA from the University of Cambridge.

Rebecca Osborne

Regulatory Affairs and Pricing Manager

Rebecca is the Regulatory Affairs and Pricing Manager for Transpower and is responsible for overseeing regulatory affairs and transmission pricing functions.  Her previous roles in the NZ electricity industry have encompassed commercial, development, trading, market risk, strategic and regulatory functions. Prior to these roles, Rebecca worked as a consulting Process Engineer in New Zealand and the UK across industries including dairy, chemicals and natural gas.