Buddhika brings experience to Concept from the water (energy optimisation software), electricity (transmission, wholesale markets and future of energy strategy) and aviation (route development) sectors.
Before joining Concept, Buddhika was Manager, Energy Futures at electricity generator and retailer Mercury. He was responsible for developing strategies, thought leadership, new business opportunities and partnerships across e-mobility, alternative energy carriers, battery storage and distributed energy resources, among others. He also has a deep technical, regulatory and analytical appreciation for the New Zealand electricity market from roles covering high voltage transmission and wholesale markets analytics. Buddhika regularly contributed to Mercury’s external engagement on regulatory policy, spanning electricity market design, transmission pricing, grid investment, the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme and new technologies.
At Air New Zealand Buddhika worked as a strategist advising on the development, implementation and monitoring of the airline's network growth plans. This involved developing business cases for new routes, identifying medium-term opportunities to re-optimise the airline's existing network, assessing the implications of competitor activity and developing and presenting network recommendations to senior management.
Buddhika has degrees in engineering science, arts, and business administration
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