Pioneer Energy's Senior Management Team is responsible for the strategic direction and the day-to-day operations of the company. Covering all aspects of operations, sales, product strategy, management, and finance, the team works together to ensure the continued success of the company.
Fraser Jonker - CEO
Fraser joined Pioneer Energy as Chief Executive Officer in 2010. He not only brought his local and international general management experience to Pioneer but also more than twenty years of experience in electrical engineering, construction, maintenance and asset management.
Fraser is committed to growing Pioneer in a sustainable manner forming sound relationships and prudent business investments.
Jonathan West - Chief Financial Officer
Jonathan has more than twenty five years’ experience in various finance and operational roles in such diverse industries as pharmaceuticals, marketing, software and e-commerce in the UK, Australia and the US.
With four years in the energy industry with Pioneer Energy as the Chief Operating Officer, Jonathan has, as of January 2019, moved into the familiar role of Chief Financial Officer for Pioneer. He looks forward to continuing his journey with the company in a different capacity and enjoying the wonderful Central Otago location with his family.
Peter McClean - GM Contracting
Pete has worked in the energy sector for ten years. With an electrical engineering background, Pete worked in Pioneer Energy’s engineering team for a number of years before moving into a more managerial role. A comprehensive background in electricity generation has, in recent years, been expanded by experience in the thermal energy sector.
Pete has spent six years on the board of the Electricity Engineers’ Association (EEA) and represents Pioneer Energy on New Zealand’s electricity generators’ StayLive health and safety initiative.
Yvonne Malcolm - GM Assets and Compliance
Yvonne Malcolm joined Pioneer in 2014 as a Compliance Administrator focusing on health, safety and wellness and Board compliance.
In 2016, the Safety and Compliance team was established with the mandate to create an internal audit programme, risk management framework and a contractual compliance system.
In 2019, the scope of the Safety and Compliance team was expanded to include asset management and Yvonne was appointed General Manager Assets and Compliance. Yvonne is also responsible for managing Health, Safety and Wellness, the Internal Auditing programme, Risk, Corporate Compliance, and Brand and Marketing. Furthermore, Yvonne is responsible for the continuous improvement in performance for all Pioneer assets and for ensuring service delivery and contract requirements.
Nigel Ellett - Commercial Manager
Nigel is a highly experienced Commercial Manager with over 20 years‘ experience in financial and supply chain roles in industries such as construction, electrical distribution, manufacturing, and LPG supply, across NZ, Australia and the UK.
He joined Pioneer in 2016 and currently has the responsibility to deliver the company‘s sustainability and commercial objectives. This includes managing the investment pipeline for future renewable energy developments, providing customers with a pathway to renewable energy, growing Pioneer’s wood fuel business and contract management.
Alzbeta Bouskova - General Manager Ecogas
As an expert in anaerobic digestion and resource recovery from organic residues, Alzbeta has a wide understanding of the environmental landscape both here in New Zealand and on a world stage. Her professional experience of 15 years in design and optimisation of waste-to-energy and wastewater treatment plants is underpinned by a notable academic background at world-leading universities. Alzbeta holds a Masters’ and Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering and a Master of Business Administration.
Alzbeta has been at the forefront of the bioenergy industry in New Zealand over the last 10 years through her involvement in the Bioenergy Association of New Zealand (BANZ).
Alzbeta brings a combination of technical expertise, leadership skills, and a passion for sustainability and bioenergy to the role of General Manager of Ecogas.