Ralph Matthes has a B.Sc. in econometrics from the University of Canterbury and a Diploma in Business Administration from Victoria University of Wellington and has worked for the Ministry of Energy and Ernst & Young prior to joining the Major Electricity Users’ Group. He is currently a member of the Electricity Authority’s Locational Price Risk Technical Group. He has previously been a member on a number of other industry working groups including the Transmission Advisory Group, Hedge Market Development Advisory Group and Retail Advisory Group. Ralph is the Executive Director of the Major Electricity Users’ Group. MEUG members range in size from very large single site businesses through to companies with many smaller sites throughout New Zealand.