Inbox: Energetic performers

Z Energy has won the overall Energy Company of the Year award in the 2011 Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards.
The company, born out of the sale of Shell’s service station business and associated infrastructure to Infratil and the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, had stellar year according to the judging panel. The company successfully rebranded and localised its business operation – challenging task in its own right – returning healthy earnings lift in the process.
Patrick Strange from Transpower won Energy Executive of the Year and Contact Energy’s James Kilty won Young Energy Executive of the Year. Roger Sutton received the Energy News award for outstanding contribution to the sector. Sutton was chief executive at Canterbury lines company Orion from 2003 until this year when he left to become chief executive of the newly established Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority.
Energy News editor Gavin Evans said that while Sutton’s performance at Orion during the earthquakes was outstanding, his biggest contribution to the industry was in the culture and professional rigour he harnessed and developed at Orion since becoming chief executive in 2003. M

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