Trustpower has announced the appointment of Rob Buchanan as its new General Manager, Growth and Trading.

With 18 years of investment banking experience, most recently as Head of M&A at Forsyth Barr, Buchanan has advised and managed a range of high-profile energy sector transactions in New Zealand including Trustpower's sale of its Australian hydro generation portfolio in 2017 and the pending sale of its retail business.

Chief Executive David Prentice says that Buchanan's industry experience and understanding of Trustpower will be key in helping the company grow its renewable energy portfolio and wholesale business.

Buchanan will commence his role in early 2022, completing the recruitment of Trustpower's refreshed executive structure.

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