Markus works with both private sector and local and central Government organisations, using his technical skills, considerable business acumen and big picture thinking to provide strategic operational, programme and project advice. His particular focus and interest is helping communities, organisations and projects to develop a good understanding of what sustainability means for them, how to identify which of the many aspects of sustainability to focus on and how to improve sustainability performance. This can range from developing sustainability strategies with senior leaders and advising governance teams on sustainability reporting, to developing and implementing action plans. Having delivered various renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in the past, Markus has a detailed understanding of how to measure and reduce GHG emissions.
Markus is also an experienced project manager and project director. Collaborative and people focussed in his approach, Markus helps project teams to deliver on agreed outcomes. His experience ranges from market analyses and business case development to solution development and design management, procurement and project implementation. While an engineer by training, Markus has an extensive commercial background, which includes working through a range of commercial models, from simple fixed fee and reimbursable agreements to incentivised (risk-reward) contracts and finance, build, own, operate arrangements.
Dipl.-Ing. (5-year, combined Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, Technical University of Berlin, Germany), Energy & Process, 1996
Master of Engineering (University of Canterbury), Chemical & Process, 1996
Infrastructure Sustainability Accredited Professional (ISAP)
Carbon and Energy Professionals (CEP) Member 2021 - present
Bioenergy Association of NZ (BANZ) Member 2012-2013
Sustainable Initiatives Fund Trust (SIFT) Trustee 2013 - 2019