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Fraser Whineray is the Chief Executive of Mercury NZ Limited, a listed renewable electricity retailer and generator in New Zealand (MCY.NZX, MCY.ASX). Mercury’s renewable energy sources are geothermal and hydro. Mercury also has business interests in smart metering, PV solar, distributed storage and promotes the national uptake of EVs, e-bikes and other forms of e-mobility. Mercury, under Fraser’s leadership, has strongly influenced business uptake and Government policy for the electrification of transport.
Fraser is a strong and vocal advocate for New Zealand to take advantage of its competitive advantage in renewable electricity, to reduce emissions, enhance trade balances and lower structural costs in the economy.
His domestic and international career includes the energy, dairy, investment banking and forestry sectors. He holds qualifications in chemical and process engineering (Canterbury University), dairy science (Massey University) and business (MBA, Cambridge University).