Sam Pallas, Analyst

Sam joins Navius from Auckland, New Zealand, bringing with him a diverse background of quantitative, analytical and modeling experience in both the private and public sectors. He most recently worked in the quantitative team at an Investment Management company, and prior to that worked for New Zealand’s central bank in their Data & Statistics department. During his studies, he also spent time working for an Environmental and Engineering consultancy on various data analysis and modeling projects.

Sam has a conjoint Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Science, Economics and Finance from the University of Auckland. His Engineering studies focused on mathematical modeling, optimization and data science. His honours project involved using these tools to model how a large utility in Auckland could achieve its carbon and energy targets.

Outside of the office, Sam is an avid cyclist and triathlete, and enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and camping.

Our Team

Jotham Peters
Jotham PetersSenior Partner
Managing partner and primary model developer at Navius, with experience advising governments and organizations about energy and climate policy since 2006.
Michael Wolinetz
Michael WolinetzPartner
Lead techno-economic modeller for Navius Research since 2008, responsible for designing and executing energy and climate policy forecasting analyses using several quantitative models.
Noel Melton
Noel MeltonPartner
Consultant and published researcher providing insights to governments and other clients about the impact of energy and climate policies since 2008.
Brianne Riehl
Brianne RiehlSenior Project Manager & Manager of Client Relations
Climate and energy policy researcher and advisor since 2015, responsible for translating Navius’ complex modeling results into real-world insights.
Brett Zuehlke
Brett ZuehlkeSystems Manager
Brett comes to Navius with a background in environmental sciences and a diverse set of skills including statistical modelling and spatial analysis.
Mikela Hein
Mikela HeinProject Manager
Mikela joins Navius after the completion of her Masters Degree. Having spent the last few years studying Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, she is excited to continue her work in the field of climate policy and energy-economy modeling.
Franziska Förg
Franziska FörgAnalyst
Franziska joins Navius with a diverse background in energy-economy modeling, policy analysis, earth system studies, and spatial research methods.
Aurora Marstokk
Aurora MarstokkAnalyst
Aurora has a background in environmental economics, climate change, environmental policy, spatial analysis, and econometrics. She also has experience as a research assistant at the University of British Columbia.
Carlie Owen
Carlie OwenAnalyst
Carlie joins Navius with a background in engineering with a focus on power generation, and a passion for sustainability. She aims to bring a systematic approach to informing climate and energy policy.

Sam Harrison
Sam HarrisonSenior Analyst
With a background in energy systems engineering and economics, Sam has worked for governments, utilities, and NGOs on climate and energy policy since 2015.

Yunguang Chen
Yunguang ChenAnalyst
Economist with expertise in energy-economy integrated assessment models, climate and energy policy analysis, and resilience planning against natural disasters.

Douglas Bryan
Douglas BryanProject Manager
Energy economist specializing in markets and regulation, with experience advising governments and regulators across Canada, the UK, Ireland, and Australia.

Rose Murphy
Rose MurphySenior Project Manager
Rose has been involved in sustainable energy research and consulting for more than twenty years. She specializes in developing and applying quantitative models to evaluate government policies for reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Sam Pallas
Sam PallasAnalyst
Sam joins Navius from Auckland, New Zealand, bringing with him a diverse background of quantitative, analytical and modeling experience in both the private and public sectors. Sam has a conjoint Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Science, Economics and Finance from the University of Auckland. His Engineering studies focused on mathematical modeling, optimization and data science. 
Andrea Craig
Andrea CraigOffice Manager
Andrea joins Navius with 13 years of administrative experience in the legal industry. She assists in the development and implementation of firm policies and procedures, manages the administration of HR policies, programs and practices within the firm, provides executive support to the Partners, and oversees the day-to-day functions of the firm.