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Meridian Energy has appointed Guy Waipara into a newly created position of General Manager Development, effective 1 January 2021. Guy Waipara’s role will be to take the lead on the transformational aspects of Meridian’s strategy to utilise renewable electricity to decarbonise the electricity sector and the wider economy.

As a result, Mat Bayliss and Richard Griffiths have been appointed to cover the role of (Acting) General Manager Generation sharing a 12-month term, each taking the lead for six-months respectively.

Meridian’s Chief Executive Neal Barclay says both Mat Bayliss and Richard Griffiths have worked for Meridian independently for decades and bring a wealth of asset management expertise and leadership to the executive team. Mat will take the lead for the first six months and Richard will take the second half of the 12-month term.

“I am certain both Mat and Richard will bring the leadership and experience we need. Their appointments as guardians of our assets enable us to increase our focus on our transformational goals with confidence,” adds Barclay.


Neal Barclay
Chief Executive
Meridian Energy Limited

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