CEP Trainers

Our CEP Trainers are highly experienced professionals actively engaged in the specialist engineering, energy management and carbon reduction disciplines that they are responsible for teaching in the CEP Training Courses.

Rob Bishop

Rob is a director of Energy Solutions Limited, a founding member of EMANZ (now CEP) and former chairman. He led the development of energy auditor accreditation in 1999, and the Facilities Manager and Commercial Building Energy Specialist training programme development in 2009-2010, covering both technical and energy management disciplines.

Rob has taught energy management programmes within New Zealand, and internationally and has developed and applied assessment procedures for EMANZ (now CEP) accreditations. He continues to invent new technologies for delivering energy efficiency and track energy consumption and savings, deploy them locally, and present them at local and international conferences.

Rob has guided two organisations through the ISO 50001 process (though neither has become accredited) and is an EECA Partner in Energy Management Planning (formerly Energy Management Advice), as well as Monitoring and Targeting and Continuous Commissioning. Rob is an Energy Master Commercial Building Specialist.

Paul Chapman

Paul manages Energy Link’s services for larger energy consumers, including consultancy and information services, and the delivery of the company’s online energy management product: Ellserve.

With a mainly IT background, Paul joined the energy industry in 1999 and has worked in distribution, generation and as with independent consultants. He has conducted numerous electricity-related procurements for a wide range of organisations including central and local Government, commercial and industrial consumers and generators seeking hedge cover.

Paul has developed and conducted procurement workshops since 2009 and is long standing member of the EMANZ (now CEP).

Mark Crawford

Mark is an electrical engineer by qualification, with a passion for systems commissioning. With 20 years experience in engineering and commissioning, including managing the commissioning of complex, highly technical buildings, Mark understands the importance of thorough planning for the testing and commissioning phase of construction.

Originating from the UK, Mark works as a Technical Director for Beca in Auckland, having previously performed a similar role in the London office. Mark has worked complex buildings, including GreenStar buildings, and mission critical facilities, such as data centres, both in the UK and NZ, with a client list including the NZ & UK Governments, various telecommunications, banks and pharmaceutical companies.

Mark strongly believes in thorough commissioning of buildings’ systems and the careful management of that commissioning. His philosophy is that if a system cannot be commissioned correctly the effort and expense of design and installation has been wasted. Within Beca Mark is leading the drive to educate the engineers on the importance of commissioning and how the design of building services can be enhanced to assist the installation and commissioning on site.

Mark has been a member of the Commissioning Specialist Association (CSA) in the UK for 20 years, having served on the committee for four years. He is a founding co-chairman of the New Zealand branch of the CSA, launched in the third quarter of 2013. Mark, along with his fellow chairman and committee members in NZ, is actively promoting the benefits of good commissioning to the NZ buildings market.

Ivan Fraser

Ivan is an Auckland-based Consulting Engineer specialising in Thermal and Environmental engineering fields from a mechanical engineering perspective. He maintains his interest in the work of Engineering New Zealand and CEP. Ivan was on the EMANZ (now CEP) board for many years and is a Life Member of CEP. He was the EMANZ representative in the development of the AS/NZ 3598:2014 energy auditing suite of standards which are the guidelines for the industry. Ivan is an energy auditor with many years of experience.

Dr Mike Hopkins

Mike Hopkins has a PhD in entrepreneurial finance and is a former finance lecturer who spent 6 years teaching on undergraduate and MBA programmes in Australia. He has also assisted numerous companies prepare business plans to secure funding.

Lance Jimmieson

Lance is a specialist Building Services Engineer and the Managing Director of Jackson Engineering Advisers Ltd, with 35 years’ industry experience covering a wide range of building services applications. Lance’s experience includes design, commissioning and continuous commissioning of complex mechanical services systems, specialist BMS skills and plant failure diagnostics / root cause analysis

Lance has developed specialist skills in improving the performance of existing buildings, leading a company specialising in the upgrade and improvement of existing building stock. Following a ground-up career with leading industry companies and now 14 years as owner and director of Jackson Engineering Advisers, Lance has built a unique team of engineers capable of providing practical consulting services to the existing buildings market, with a keen insight into the needs of Building Owners and Managers.

In line with Lance’s personal drivers, Lance continues to lead an industry focus towards the built environment, being in the first group in New Zealand to qualify as a NABERSNZ Accredited Assessor and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional. Lance is also a course developer and trainer in Building Services courses operated by EMANZ (now CEP), further demonstrating his focus on improving the service delivery from the HVAC trade and leading improvements in the performance of existing buildings.

Lance is also an actively member of the Facilities Management Association and the NZ Green Building Council.

Steve Kromer

Steve has spent the past twenty-plus years in the field of energy efficiency where he has focused on energy measurement (M&V), energy information and risk management. Steve worked for the National Center for Appropriate Technology, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and most recently for Enron Energy Services.

Steve is a past Chairman of the Board of EVO and is now chairman of the CMVP Board and holds a CMVP certificate. Steve holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of California.

Steve has delivered the Measurement & Verification Training Course and CMVP Exam in many countries around the world, including the first two courses in New Zealand in 2013 and 2014.

Belinda Mathers

Belinda leads Toitū Envirocare’s technical team. She oversees the delivery and continuous improvement of Toitū’s leading environmental programmes, and ensures they incorporate the latest scientific research and best practice to respond to the changing needs of New Zealand businesses. With a background in chemical and environmental engineering, Belinda has more than twenty years’ experience working in the climate change field.

Noel Mason

Noel has been Managing Director of Mason Consulting & Services Ltd (MCS) for more than 20 years.

MCS provides electrical and energy management services to Government, Educational, Commercial, and Industrial customers.

Additionally, Noel provides services to EMANZ (now CEP) for the assessment of Energy Masters and Energy Specialist applicants seeking accreditation. He has extensive experience in developing and delivering the CBES Lighting training course, as well as helping develop and deliver various EMANZ (now CEP) presentations. He is a CEP Energy Auditor Energy Master.

Kevin McGrath

Kevin is the Director of Power Solutions Ltd, a company that has been providing energy management services for almost 25 years.

He has a Diploma in Energy Management, is an EMANZ (now CEP) Energy Auditor Energy Master and a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional. Recently he also completed training to become an ISO 50001 Auditor.

Kevin assisted in peer reviewing the EMANZ (now CEP) Commercial Building Energy Specialist (CBES) training material and has been a trainer in providing the current CBES Lighting modules and also the Facilities Management training courses.

Jonathan Pooch

Jonathan is Founder and Managing Director of DETA Consulting and has been working in the process and energy industry in New Zealand since 2004.

Jonathan’s expertise lies in decarbonisation strategy, overall project strategy and governance, strategic engineering planning, stakeholder communication and developing close partnerships with clients. Jonathan has led carbon reduction projects for a wide range of industrial customers, including in the meat, dairy, food, and wood processing industries and is considered a technical expert in decarbonising processing operations.

Jake Roos

Jake is an expert in carbon reduction, particularly in local government. He has led energy management, climate change and sustainability programmes for Uttlesford District Council in the UK and Kāpiti Coast District Council in NZ. Since 2017 Jake has worked as an independent consultant for clients in both the public and private sector. He is skilled at developing strategy and policy, using both top-down and bottom up approaches to producing emissions scenarios, targets and climate action plans, emissions measurement, developing business cases and managing the practical implementation of projects.

He has a wide range of technical expertise with low carbon technologies including energy efficient heating, cooling and lighting, renewable energy and electric vehicles. He is adept at working with staff and elected representatives to help them understand the need for and practicalities of making positive change for the environment within their organisations.

Erin Roughton

Erin is an accredited energy auditor and leading energy management specialist in New Zealand. Working on international and national projects spanning 23 years, he has practical experience in energy engineering including design, energy auditing, energy efficiency, electrical equipment efficiency, renewable energy, research and development and projects management.

Erin has provided innovative and cost effective advice to clients who include private businesses, food processing companies, councils, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, hotels and home owners. In 2002, Erin established Emsol, an energy management consultancy, and he has successfully directed its development and growth for twelve years.

Erin takes pride in making energy savings easy for his clients. As a qualified professional engineer, he develops integrity based relationships and assists clients in implementing findings to achieve maximum energy cost savings.

Jeff Smit

Jeff has been working in the energy efficiency industry since 2007 in Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East. Jeff is a EMANZ (now CEP) accredited Energy Master and has conducted a range of energy audits and feasibility studies for clients in the meat, dairy, wood and food processing industries, as well as leading delivery of a number of major projects. Jeff developed and project managed the Hanmer Springs Generation Project, which won the 2018 EECA award for innovation.

Jeff knows carbon through working with his clients operationally, but also at a strategy and policy level. He has been taking a lead with works for the Climate Leaders Coalition (CLC), including numerous advice documents provided to brief ad inform the government on climate challenges and expectations of business. These include creating briefing document to the incoming government in 2020, and input to the Climate Change Commission’s draft advice as consultant to the CLC.

Robert Tromop

Robert is a freelance energy consultant and founding member of EMANZ (now CEP) working internationally from Wellington.

Most recently, he led energy efficiency at the OECD International Energy Agency IEA, was Manager Monitoring and Research at EECA, and has led and delivered diverse energy management and training initiatives internationally for the IEA and APEC Energy Working Group, and in New Zealand.

These include leading the IEA’s EMAK (Energy Management Network) in collaboration with IPEEC and the Japanese Government.

Dates & Location

Venue: Various

Dates: 2021

Times: Usually 9.00am to 5.00pm

Attendee Feedback

  • Carbon Auditor Training
  • Belinda (Mathers) was excellent. Very knowledgable and personable. She gave us plenty of opportunity to ask questions for clarity. Anna Byers, Consultant

  • Carbon and Energy Professional Training Programme
  • The trainers were knowledgeable, they were easy to talk to, their appetite to engage trainers in the conversation while covering all of the course content on time was amazing. Alelign (Alex) Gessese, Senior Engineer  (Lumen)

  • Measurement & Verification Training
  • Steve (Kromer) is a very experienced trainer who understood the material and explained it in a manner that was useful, rather than regurgitating what was on the slides. Highly recommended. Samual Isaacs, Energy Auditor (NZ Energy Systems Ltd)

  • Business Case Basics
  • I really enjoyed Mike’s (Hopkins) delivery, thought he did a really good job of presenting the information.  Also thought the examples he used really helped my understanding of the content. Veronica Mitchell, Project Engineer (DETA Consulting)

  • Commercial Building Energy Specialist - HVAC & Controls Training
  • Rob (Bishop) is definitely very experienced, and also very capable on teaching with examples. Cuneyt Guven,  Project Manager - HVAC

  • Energy Management for Facilities Managers Training
  • Erin (Roughton) was excellent in delivering the course. He was easy to approach if someone had any query during the course. He welcomed discussion around topics. The exercises in the course were well executed and discussed.  One does not feel fatigue or bored with him considering the length of the course ( more than 8 hours/ day ). Sager Patel, Energy Engineer - Facilities Management (Ara Institute of Canterbury)