Transitioning to a low-carbon economy
Formally the Chief Executive and Managing Director of Opus International Consultants, Dr David Prentice now chairs the Interim Climate Change Committee, established by the Government last year as a forerunner to the proposed Climate Change Commission. The Committee is engaging with industry and key sectors to provide independent evidence and analysis on two key climate change issues for New Zealand; renewable electricity and agricultural greenhouse gases.
At this lunch presentation, David will discuss the ICCC’s work programme and outline opportunities as well as other considerations for directors to keep abreast of the challenges that lie ahead in transitioning to a low-carbon future economy.
We are delighted to provide this event free to our members. However, seats are limited and we have to pay catering for everyone registered to attend. Therefore members will incur a $40 fee if they register and are absent on the day without adhering to our cancellation policy. We trust you understand our position on this.
Prior to his current appointment as Chair of the Interim Climate Change Committee, David was CEO and Managing Director of Opus International Consultations for 7 years. He took on that role during the global financial crisis and led the company through a period of substantial global economic and market disruption, driving significant cultural change throughout the business. Opus’ employee numbers grew from 2365 to around 3000 and the company’s annual revenue increased 25% to over $500 million under his leadership. David previously chaired BusinessNZ’s Infrastructure sub-group, is a member of the Institute of Directors, a Chartered Professional Engineer and a Fellow of Engineering New Zealand. David has a Doctorate in Engineering from Edinburgh University.
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