Key Personnel


Alastair Hines – Divisional Manager

Alastair is the Divisional Manager for Enercon and has over 35 years of experience in the energy sector with the last 20 years working with New Zealand’s major energy consumers and energy services providers to improve energy management. Alastair has a strong technical background with extensive experience in electricity retailing and distribution, being a Registered Engineering Associate (R.E.A.) with a NZ Certificate in Engineering (Electrical).

Alastair has extensive experience in building strong, professional relationships with clients and stakeholders using both his technical and commercial skills to analyse complex challenges and provide positive solutions using a pragmatic and collaborative approach. Before joining Enercon in 2016, Alastair worked for over 13 years in the Energy & Conservation Authority's (EECA) Business Team.



Sam Roose – Principal Energy Engineer

Sam is the Principal Energy Engineer at Enercon and has worked in energy management and energy efficient design since 2003. Sam has a BBSc (1st Class Hons) in Building Science and is an EMANZ EnergyMasters Accredited Energy Auditor, NABERSNZ Trainee Assessor and a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP)

Sam specializes in design audits including energy modelling, analysis and optimisation of building fabric and HVAC systems. He has previously worked as an energy auditor/engineer in Wellington and as an environmental analyst for building designs in London, ranging from state of the art residential designs to large-scale international buildings and complexes. Other areas of focus include feasibility studies for fuel conversions and optimisation of Building Management Systems.



Kees Brinkman – Principal Consultant

Kees is the Principal Consultant at Enercon and is responsible for consultancy services nationwide. Kees has a B.E. and M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, is a member of IPENZ and ASHRAE, and has 40 years experience in design and energy consulting.

During his career, Kees has worked as a HVAC design engineer, energy consultant, project manager and principal design engineer for multi-million dollar projects in the USA and as Energy Manager for the Christchurch City Council.

Kees received the Energy Wise Award in 2000 from EECA for his role as the Energy Manager at the Christchurch City Council. He was also one of the first group of EMANZ EnergyMasters Accredited Energy Auditors in New Zealand.



Ben Thomson – Senior Energy Engineer

Ben is an EMANZ EnergyMasters Accredited Energy Auditor who has been working for Enercon since 2013. He represents Enercon in Wellington and specialises in commercial and industrial energy audits, energy management and energy procurement.

Ben has strong technical skills in optimisation of HVAC systems, process heat, refrigeration, compressed air, lighting, controls and other energy intensive equipment and processes. Ben has significant experience and proven results in implementing practical energy management solutions in a wide range of industries and businesses.

Ben graduated from the University of Otago with first class honours in Energy Management. 



Simon Yip – Graduate Energy Engineer

Simon joined Enercon in 2016 and has been involved a both commercial and industrial energy audits, electricity tenders, energy management and data analysis.

As part of the team that designed and built the world's first fully-recyclable plastic car, Simon represented New Zealand at the 2017 Shell Eco-Marathon Asia; a competition focused on energy efficiency. Simon has experience with energy efficient design, having built an electric car that achieved 105 km/kWh.

Simon has a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Mechanical) from the University of Canterbury.


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Alastair Hines

Divisional Manager

+64 27 281 0331