Ara Ake Board appoints Clarus CE, Paul Goodeve

During the 2023 Ara Ake Annual General Meeting in October, the Ara Ake Shareholders appointed two new Directors, Paul Goodeve and Ken Sutherland.

Rob Campbell, Chair of Ara Ake, said the addition of these board members signifies the dedication of Ara Ake to enhancing its board with diverse perspectives and expertise.

“We are pleased to announce the appointment of these two accomplished and highly regarded individuals to our board of directors,” said Campbell.

“Paul and Ken bring a wealth of knowledge that will be invaluable to Ara Ake. Their diverse backgrounds will complement those of current board members and the team. We look forward to the innovative insights and leadership they will bring to the organisation and Aotearoa.”

Paul Goodeve, a Chartered Accountant, Barrister, Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, and a member of the Institute of Directors, is currently CEO of Clarus (formally Firstgas Group). His extensive background in people leadership, expertise in regulated and non-regulated transmission and distribution energy infrastructure, leadership in renewable energy developments, as well as his commitment to the Taranaki community, makes him a valuable addition.

Paul said, “I am excited to join the Ara Ake Board and am looking forward to sharing my energy sector knowledge, enthusiasm for renewable energy and perspective as a Taranaki local, to guide and support Ara Ake, alongside the other Board members.”