Professor Ralph Sims
Professor of Sustainable Energy; Director, Centre for Energy Research, New Zealand
Ralph Sims began his career in Sustainable Energy at Massey University, New Zealand in 1971, making and testing biodiesel. After 4 years recently based at the IEA (International Energy Agency) in Paris as a senior analyst working on Renewable Energy and climate change mitigation, he has now returned to his position at Massey University as Professor of Sustainable Energy, and Director, Centre for Energy Research.
Ralph has recently been appointed to the Science and Technology Advisory Panel of the GEF (Global Environment Facility) and is undertaking various consulting projects for UNEP, UN FAO, REN 21 and OECD.
He is a Companion of the Royal Society of New Zealand, a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Engineers and of the UK Institute of Agricultural Engineers, and received the 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award from EECA (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority) of which he was a Ministerial Board Member appointee for 3 terms.