Robert Tromop is an independent consultant in policy analysis and evaluation for governments, NGOs, finance Institutions and development agencies. Prior to this Robert led the International Energy Agency’s energy efficiency activities. He has a demonstrated capability in delivering innovative analysis and world leading publications on energy policies like the IEA Energy Efficiency Market Report series and the recent publication Capturing the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency.
His work in developing regionally specific energy policies for emerging economies (the IEA’s Regional EE Policy Recommendations for Arab-SEMED, and South East Asia), as well as current work with UN regional commissions, and International Finance Institutions demonstrate an ability to design and deliver policies suited to diverse economies.
Robert is an experienced policy developer and evaluator having led the design and evaluation of many of New Zealand’s energy efficiency programmes and New Zealand’s Energy Efficiency Regulations and product efficiency programme. As Manager, Monitoring and Research at EECA he led programme evaluation, research and technical functions.
Robert has the following project experience in working with APEC and APEC Economies: Development of the Peer Review Energy Efficiency (PREE) concept into a working process for the APEC Energy Working Group Secretariat, Project Overseer for APEC projects involving representatives from APEC member economies, developing effective training and capacity building tools for use by member economies.
Pat Murray, prior to becoming a partner in a specialist market and brand business with clients ranging from national organisations through to social behaviour change Not for Profit organizations was the General Manager: Marketing & Communications for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) in New Zealand. He led the development of EECA’s brand strategies, marketing strategies and communications including the successful EnerySpot (award winner), home insulation and products programme (which includes appliance labels marketing, Energy Star) and energy efficient lighting programme and which has resulted in significant market change.
Pat is an experienced operator in the private sector having held senior marketing and General Management roles in a wide range of industries both locally (NZ and international) and has operated in Asian, (China, Japan, India) European, African and American markets.
Darryl is based in Durban, South Africa. He is the proprietor of Focus Marketing, Economics and Logistics – an economic and marketing biased consulting company with a history since 1985 in market research, socio-economic analysis and product launch feasibility studies. He sits on the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industries (DCCI) Tourism, Business and Investment Forum as well as the Strategic Planning Action Committee of the DCCI. He was appointed as Head Economist for Unilever South Africa’s Economic and Market Research Department and served as a Sectorial Market advisor to the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council.
Prior to becoming a partner in the Department of Marketing, specialist market and brand organisation, was managing director and CEO of international advertising and marketing agencies. These roles included being appointed to the international boards of a number of these including serving on the Holding Board of Ogilvy and Mather and CEO of Robbins Brandt Richter in New Zealand. He is widely versed in many international markets and industry sectors targeted at a variety of cultural and socio-economic groups.