Paul Botha

Paul has worked in the wind energy industry for a continuous period of 28 years.

He graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Mechanical Engineering degree and Masters in Energy Studies, which had a focus on renewable energy generation. He worked in the UK for both a wind turbine manufacturer and wind farm developer before moving to New Zealand in 1994.

In New Zealand he has worked for a number of consultants and most recently, 15 years at Meridian Energy.  He has setup Roaring40s together with Graeme Mills and Steve Harding with a focus on assisting new wind farm developments in New Zealand.

He has previously been a NZWEA board member (Meridian representative) and was the NZWEA representative on the New Zealand Standards Committee responsible for the wind farm noise standard.

Paul is a member of both the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) and is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer.