Our Management Team
General Manager Ngawha Generation
Ray Robinson is the General Manager of Ngawha Generation Ltd, part of the Top Energy Group. He joined Top Energy in 2009 and is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Ngawha Geothermal Power Station. Ray trained in the Royal Naval School of Marine Engineering and at City University, London where he gained an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering. Previous roles include serving in the Royal Navy Submarine Service and later moving on to work in various areas of the commercial power generation industry. His professional registration includes membership of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Operations Engineers, and Institute of Plant Engineers. Ray is also a Chartered Member of Engineering New Zealand (Engineering Technologist).
Assistant Plant Manager
Fabian Hanik, Assistant Plant Manager of Ngawha Generation Ltd, part of the Top Energy Group, joined Top Energy in 2019.
Fabian grew up in Kerikeri and attended Kerikeri High school, after which he gained a Bachelor of Engineering- Mechanical (1st Class Hons) at The University of Auckland. As part of attaining this qualification, he completed a summer internship at Ngawha, which got him hooked on all things Geothermal.
He developed his career working in a team responsible for over 400MWe of geothermal generation in Taupo, starting off as a Graduate Geothermal Resources Engineer and progressively working to the role of Drilling and Projects Engineer over an eight year period, before returning home to Kerikeri.
Fabian has a passion for continuous improvement, Lean-Six-Sigma and problem solving.