Newly appointed Board member brings expertise in electricity infrastructure and renewable generation

Jason McDonald

Clarus (formally Firstgas group) welcomes Jason McDonald to its Board.

Jason brings with him over 30 years of experience working in the energy sector with particular focus in strategy, M&A transactions, and infrastructure investment. Alongside his governance roles, Jason works as an independent consultant and advisor.

Mark Ratcliffe, Board Chair said, “Jason brings a breadth of expertise in regulated and non-regulated infrastructure including electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure, and renewable generation which will be invaluable as Firstgas Group progresses its renewable energy strategy.”

Jason added, “I’m delighted to join Firstgas Group and am looking forward to sharing my knowledge and experience to guide and support the Group’s ambitious renewable energy plans, working with the other Board members to achieve this.”

Currently an independent director of electricity distributor Orion and electrical design, construction and maintenance provider Connetics, Jason was formerly the director and chairman of car share Mevo for six years and was an independent director of electricity distributor Top Energy and transport provider Red Bus. He is a director and shareholder of Helios Energy, a privately funded developer of utility scale solar generation.

Jason has a Master of Business and Administration from Deakin University, a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours), from Auckland University and is a Chartered Member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.