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Energy Veteran Joins Truescape Executive Team

Energy Veteran Joins Truescape Executive Team

Former senior Meridian Energy manager joins Truescape as Chief Operating Officer

Christchurch, New Zealand. 11 December 2013. Stakeholder engagement consultants Truescape today announced the appointment of Alan McKinney, a top former energy development manager, to the position of chief operating officer effective January 2014.

“Alan’s background is an excellent fit for Truescape – he has technical experience, has been involved in numerous large infrastructure projects, and understands how to manage stakeholder engagement around those kind of complex and highly charged developments”, said Sam Chaffey, Executive Chairman of Truescape.

“Truescape offers a unique set of skills and technology that helps our international client base reduces risk around engaging with stakeholders over large and potentially controversial development projects, and Alan’s appointment complements and strengthens this mix.”

In a 30 year career in the energy sector, Alan has been closely involved with many major capital projects, including over $NZ1 billion in wind farm developments.

Mr McKinney was most recently Meridian Energy’s Wind Farm Development Manager, having spent 14 years at the company from its establishment. Prior to Meridian, he had roles with Mighty River Power and the Electricity Corporation of New Zealand.

“I’ve worked with Truescape for over a decade, so I appreciate the value they bring to the stakeholder engagement process on large infrastructure projects like the Wind Farms Meridian was developing,” said Mr McKinney.

“The creativity they apply to the task of explaining complex technical information in a clear and accessible way, to a broad range of audiences, is exciting and I’m relishing the opportunity to be involved.

My experience in managing challenging infrastructure projects puts me in an ideal position to understand what our customers confront every day, and how Truescape can offer better project outcomes with a fresh approach,” he said.


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