Paul Goodeve

Chief Executive Officer

Paul Goodeve

Paul has been Chief Executive for Clarus (formerly Firstgas Group) since 2016.  Paul’s significant experience and expertise in regulated and non-regulated transmission and distribution energy infrastructure, strategic planning and tactical delivery has seen him develop and implement Clarus’ strategic business plan and forge ahead with renewable energy projects.

Paul’s personable, honest and relatable approach to people leadership has seen him build effective teams and strong and enduring relationships throughout his career, working across the energy sector.

During his time at Clarus, Paul has been instrumental in the acquisition of Rockgas and the Ahuroa gas storage facility, both in 2018 and Firstlight Network in 2022. He was involved in obtaining a Baa2 credit rating from Moody’s in June 2020, completing a NZ$610M United States private placement debt transaction that was 6.5x oversubscribed with US$ tranches priced at the lowest coupon reported for a USPP by a New Zealand issuer, and represented the 3rd largest USPP ever for a New Zealand company.

Prior to joining Clarus, Paul spent 12 years in various regulatory, legal, pricing, commercial, business development and operations roles at Powerco.

Paul is a Chartered Accountant, Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and a member of the Institute of Directors. Paul is currently Director of Liquigas, the Gas Industry Company and is a board member on the Ara Ake Board. Paul lives in Taranaki with his family.