TSX-V: NZ     C$ 0.08 +0.00 +0% Volume: 7,500 October 21, 2014
New Zealand Energy Corp. also trades on the OTCQX International under symbol NZERF
About-NZEC
About NZEC

Management Team

NZEC is led by an experienced senior management team with a strong track record of success in oil and natural gas exploration and development. The team has individually and collectively added corporate value in a number of oil and gas ventures over the past several decades. The majority of NZEC's employees live and work in New Zealand, with an accounting and administration team, an operations team, a geotechnical team, and also a team operating the Waihapa Production Station. A small team works out of the Vancouver office, providing corporate oversight, investor relations, regulatory and financial compliance, and accounting support.

John Proust , , CDir , , Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Proust is the founder and principal shareholder of numerous public and private companies and has taken a key role and participated in a number of debt and equity financings for these companies. Mr. Proust has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and corporate governance. He has served on numerous boards and in several senior operating positions for both private and public companies. Mr. Proust is currently Chairman and a director of Canada Energy Partners; Chairman, CEO and a director of Southern Arc Minerals; Chairman and Interim CEO of Eagle Hill Exploration; a director of Outrider Energy; and a director of American Potash. Mr. Proust holds the designation of Chartered Director (CDir) from McMaster University, Directors College, Michael G. DeGroote School of Business.

David Robinson , , , CEO New Zealand Business

Mr. Robinson was CEO of the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (“PEPANZ”) from December 2012 to May 2014. As CEO of PEPANZ, Mr. Robinson made a significant contribution to New Zealand’s oil and gas industry, managing key stakeholder relationships, representing the interests of oil and gas producers, explorers and service companies, and contributing to the development of government policies and legislation. Prior to joining PEPANZ, Mr. Robinson was Commercial General Manager for Z Energy, was a Director of Shell New Zealand, and held a number of senior downstream commercial positions with Shell both within New Zealand and overseas.

Derek Gardiner , , CA , , Chief Financial Officer

Derek joined the Company in January 2014 as Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, Derek will oversee the Company’s finance, accounting, administration and risk management activities. Derek is a New Zealand Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary with both a Bachelor and Master of Business Studies and more than 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in New Zealand, Australia and Asia. He has held senior financial, business planning and accounting positions with Origin Energy NZ, Austral Pacific Energy and a number of subsidiaries of Shell. Most recently he was Commercial & Finance Manager with Origin Energy NZ. Mr. Gardiner brings significant governance, strategy, reporting and analysis experience to NZEC. He also brings strong leadership skills and experience managing joint venture arrangements.

Mike Oakes , , , General Manager Operations

Mike Oakes has worked in the oil and gas industry for 33 years in Canada, Brunei, Australia and New Zealand. Commencing his career as a field technician in New Zealand, he has advanced to hold various operational, technical, safety and management positions within exploration and production companies. Mike's vast experience and technical background has resulted in him overseeing design, commissioning and startup of four oil and gas production facilities. During his three years in Canada, Mike was involved with acquisitions and mergers, and developing strategies for development of marginal oil and gas plays. Following Canada, Mike moved to Brunei where he formed his own consultancy company working for French exploration and production company Giant Total, where he was responsible for commissioning, production and engineering for the Maharaja offshore and onshore facilities. After completing six years in Brunei, Mike returned to New Zealand to work for Origin Energy as Operations Manager and Asset Manager overseeing the development and operation of Origin's oil and gas assets and production facilities in New Zealand. As General Manager Operations for NZEC, Mike will oversee exploration and will be responsible for all producing wells and operation of the Waihapa Production Station. He is also a board member of the Petroleum Skills Association of NZ (PSANZ).

Gerrie van der Westhuizen , , CA , , Vice President Finance

Gerrie has worked for the company since November 2012 as Vice President Finance. Gerrie oversees the Company’s regulatory financial reporting and maintains the appropriate internal controls over financial reporting. In addition, Gerrie assists the New Zealand operations team on matters related to corporate finance, treasury management, the implementation of the appropriate enterprise resource planning (“ERP”) software and enhancing various business process controls. Gerrie is a Chartered Accountant, designated in Canada and South Africa, with considerable experience in the natural resource industry, having been involved with organizations producing base, precious and alternative metals and minerals. Gerrie has held progressively senior positions within public accounting and industry and garnered significant experience in statutory reporting, including executing multiple IFRS conversion projects and championing SOX404 initiatives, equity offerings and IPOs. He has also been responsible for treasury management within complex debt structures and has managed multi-jurisdictional tax compliance and the implementation of fully integrated multi-currency ERP systems.

Rhylin Bailie , , BES , , Vice President Communications & Investor Relations

Rhylin Bailie manages the communications and investor relations programs for New Zealand Energy, Eagle Hill Exploration and Southern Arc Minerals as an employee of J. Proust & Associates, a public company management and venture capital company. Rhylin has more than 18 years of experience in the resource sector and brings a diverse skill set to her investor relations position. From 1995 to 2006 she was part of Placer Dome’s Finance group and managed the back office of Placer Dome’s Treasury department. She joined the investor relations team at NovaGold Resources in 2006 and assumed full responsibility for NovaGold’s investor relations and communications program in early 2010. Rhylin has also worked as a freelance editor and writer for 10 years, editing mostly academic textbooks and providing investor relations consulting and writing services to smaller resource companies. She used her environmental background to introduce a number of green initiatives at NovaGold, including a head office health and safety program, a formal corporate sustainability program and comprehensive sustainability reporting. Rhylin is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Ontario, where she completed a Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree with a double major in Resource Studies and Biology and a minor in English. She is a Board member of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute, British Columbia Chapter.

Jonathan Bahnuik , , LLB, MBA , , Legal Counsel

Jonathan Bahnuik specializes in corporate and commercial law with special expertise relating to businesses in the energy sector. Currently, Jonathan serves as general counsel to several TSX-V listed corporations and sits on the board of directors of Canada Energy Partners Inc. Previously, Jonathan was a partner at a boutique corporate commercial law firm, an associate with a large national law firm and worked in-house with a major Canadian oil and gas corporation. Jonathan received a Bachelor of Law from Dalhousie University and a Master of Business Administration from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. Jonathan is a member of both the Law Society of Alberta and the Law Society of British Columbia.

Eileen Au , , BSc , , Corporate Secretary

Eileen Au currently serves as Corporate Secretary to various public and private companies as an employee of J. Proust & Associates, a public company management and venture capital company. Eileen worked in the capital markets in Asia for more than 15 years, beginning her career at an international brokerage firm before moving to regional Asian firms. She is currently the Corporate Secretary of Canada Energy Partners, Southern Arc Minerals and Eagle Hill Exploration, all TSX-V listed companies. Eileen holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Acadia University.

About New Zealand Energy Corp.

NZEC is a publicly-traded company (TSX-V:NZ, OTCQX:NZERF) focused on the production and exploration of oil and natural gas prospects in New Zealand.

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