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Guy Waipara

GM External Relations, Meridian Energy Ltd

Guy Waipara

Guy Waipara is Meridian Energy's General Manager External Relations. Guy previously held positions at Meridian in offshore business development and company strategy, and has been with the Meridian for 7 years.

Guy is responsible for Meridian's corporate reputation, which includes brand, relationship management, regulation, external communications and sustainability. He has extensive experience in governance, as a board member of Meridian Energy USA since 2009 and part of Meridian's Executive since 2010.

Meridian's corporate vision is to create a better energy future, and we are proud of our 100% renewable generation portfolio. However we recognise that being truly sustainable is about improving performance across a broad spectrum of areas. Current sustainability projects cover water stewardship, customer solutions, community engagement, and sustainable decision-making. We are CEMARS certified, and reduce our Co2e emissions each year.

Guy holds overall accountability for Meridian's sustainability performance, including reporting quarterly to the company's Safety and Sustainability Board sub-committee. He brings a breadth of experience in governance, analytics and sound judgement to the SBC Board, and would relish the opportunity to help improve sustainability performance of New Zealand businesses. Guy believes it is vital for SBC to have a clear and simple objectives and associated workplans to help New Zealand achieve this sustainable future.

In his spare time, Guy enjoys diving, surfing, snowboarding and spending time with his family. He has been involved in several coastal clean-up initiatives, and is personally motivated to ensure our precious landscape and waterways are preserved for future generations.