Andrea ‘Andy’ BlairDirector, Upflow Ltd.

    Andy has been involved in the business of geothermal science for over ten years, coordinating sub-surface geoscience contracts worldwide. As a Director for Upflow (NZ), Andy continues to match geothermal specialists with client needs to deliver successful geothermal development outcomes.

    Her professional interests lie in utilising geothermal energy to drive economic growth, and presents as an invited speaker on the socio-economic aspects of geothermal development.

    In 2017 Andy was awarded the role of Geothermal Business Development Lead for New Zealand, and is charged with driving and supporting commercial investment in geothermal industrial direct use projects. The desired outcome is the development of large projects with significant positive impacts on local economies.

    Andy holds the following governance positions; Director, International Geothermal Association; Global Chair, Women in Geothermal (WING); Governance Board Member and Chair of Energy, Bay of Connections (Regional Economic Development Agency). Andy was previously the Chair of Ringa Matau Ltd, the commercial arm of Tauhara North Number 2 Trust, which has ownership insignificant (~NZ$500M) geothermal powerstation and steamfield assets in New Zealand.

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