Richard Fletcher (PhD, BEnvSc) joined Aurora Energy as Chief Executive in January 2018. He has extensive international experience in engineering and management consulting. He has advised on energy regulation, asset management, due diligence studies for mergers and acquisitions, as well as engineering investment plans. Before joining Aurora Energy, Richard was General Manager Regulation and Corporate Affairs at Powerco and before that a senior manager at national grid operator, Transpower NZ. From 2000 to 2005, Richard was Head of Economic Regulation at Welsh Water PLC.