Meet the team
Al Yates (B.Com) - Managing Director
Al is the founder of Wind Farm Group. Al initiated the start up of Wind Farm Group in the Netherlands by researching the market in Europe and becoming familiar with the sector. Prior to his involvement in Wind Farm Group, Al was involved in the establishment of CellDirect Ltd which then became Brightpoint New Zealand, the leading GSM provider of hardware and services. Al is also the co-founder of Snowplanet, an indoor ski facility in Silverdale.
Tom Land - Project Manager/Wind Engineer
Tom joined Wind Farm Group at the beginning of 2008 as a Project Manager and Wind Engineer. Tom has come from a background in the manufacturing sector. Tom has spent 4 years as a Production Manager at Fisher and Paykel Healthcare and was responsible for developing the production lines through to full scale production. Tom has also worked at Dynamic controls as a Process Control Engineer. Tom is currently working on a number of projects with Wind Farm Group.
Darren Gilchrist (M.B.E) - Director
Darren is the Technology and Electricity Markets Director. Darren is based in Wellington and was an Industry Adviser to the Electricity Commission. Darren was involved in the Windflows prospectus, has been in charge of new generation development for TransAlta and Natural Gas Corporation and managed the Electricity Trading for Mighty River Power. Darren has been involved in the management of M-Co, the Electricity Market platform through which all electricity trading is processed.
Anatole Masfen (M.Com hons)
Anatole is a director of Artemis Capital Limited a private investment firm based in Auckland. Prior to his current role Anatole was Manager of Pricing & Revenue Management Systems at Air New Zealand / Ansett Australia based in Auckland & Melbourne. Anatole has five years experience in Sales & Marketing in the Airline Industry. Anatole has expertise in Marketing Systems and IT infrastructure, Business Process Reengineering and Project Management. Artemis is 100% New Zealand owned.
Raphael Yan (B.Com / LLB) - Director
Raphael is a director of Artemis Capital Limited, a private investment firm based in Auckland. Raphael's previous role was Vice President at Salomon Smith Barney Hong Kong Limited. Raphael has seven years experience in investment banking in the international capital markets, involved in capital raisings for Sovereign and Australasian corporate entities. Artemis is 100% New Zealand owned.
Mark Yates (B Com) - Director
Mark is the founding director of Lotons New Zealand, an independent stock taking firm employing over 2,000 part time staff and now New Zealands provider of stock taking services. Mark was previously involved in sales and marketing for the technology company Psion in London for 3 years. Mark has 8 years experience in private company management.