Peter McCafferty

Peter is General Manager of Beca's Power and Renewable Energy business across Australasia.  Peter is an experienced electrical engineer and has been the Project Director on numerous wind farms for his clients.  These have ranged from early works including consenting and AEE development through to construction and connection of wind farms to the grid.

He has 30 years' experience in the Power Industry. After completing his PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1991, Peter joined Westinghouse Systems in the UK. Until 2002 he worked for a number of Power companies living and working in the UK, The Netherlands, The Middle East and South East Asia.  In 2002 he moved to New Zealand with his Kiwi wife Kate and joined Beca.

Since then Peter has worked in the renewable energy sector.  Meridian Energy's Te Apiti 90 MW Wind Farm was the first wind farm project he worked on. It was the biggest wind farm in the southern hemisphere at the time (2004).   Since then Peter has worked on numerous wind farms in New Zealand and Australia.  Peter has been key in the setup and development of Beca's Renewable Energy team helping to position Beca as one of the leading consultancies in Australasia.

Peter has been a Director of NZWEA since 2016 and is passionate about the ongoing growth and development of the wind industry.  He is inspired with the resurgence of the sector over the last few years and is keen to see wind energy play a significant part in the sustainable future of New Zealand.