Upflow is a team of geothermal enthusiasts. They understand the commercial pressure of your business and use their tenacity and grit to get things right.

Recognised internationally as thought leaders that get things done, their passion for the geothermal industry is unrivalled. Paired with innovative thinking and unambiguous communication, Upflow will get your science project completed so you can move on to the next one.

Paul Siratovich

Director Of Science & Operations

Dr. Paul Siratovich is a an experienced geologist, in both research and commercial applications. Paul combines his science expertise & technical skill in large-scale geothermal operations, and it often called upon by geothermal around the world, for review of field management plans & strategies. Paul has an extensive publication record, is a Professor of Practice at the University of Canterbury (NZ) , the immediate past President of the New Zealand Geothermal Association as well as co-founder of Upflow.

Andy Blair

Director Of Business & Innovation

The nexus between science, business and community is where her expertise sits. Andy has experience in leading strategic planning and tactical thinking across several industries including governance roles that required strategic investment decision making. She has a deep understanding of the drivers relating to the business of science, and a proven ability to turn scientific ideas into economic gains. Andy is the President of the International Geothermal Association, co-founder of Women in Geothermal (WING) and co-founder of Upflow.

Andrew Marsh

Chief Engineer

A progressive leader for the geothermal industry, Andrew has advanced practice areas such as the optimisation of energy production, integrated modelling, asset and risk management and process safety. Andrew has led technical teams and functions across multiple disciplines for four operating geothermal fields, directed a $60M geothermal drilling campaign, and developed integrated modelling facilities for reservoirs, wells, power plant and financial domains. Andrew is a Chartered Engineer and a member of Engineering New Zealand.

Dr Hercules Konstantopoulos

Chief Data Scientist

Growing up by the mountains of Northern Greece, Hercules developed a fascination with the night sky and all its intrigue. After a career as a researcher in astrophysics that spanned ten years and four continents, he became drawn to addressing a greater variety of data-related problems. Data science ensued with work on sustainability, renewable energy, and enterprise software. His work focuses on converting information into strategy, and on crafting useful tools, apps, and visuals.

Hercules is Upflow’s Chief Data Scientist. He has a background in astrophysics but has not yet been to space. When he isn't obsessing about the future of renewables he is sequestering carbon in the garden and his woodworking shop.

Rebecca Lawson

Chemical Process Engineer

Rebecca’s skill set includes geothermal chemistry, process engineering, project management and well intervention engineering. She has a deep understanding of commercial operations and what is required for the successful delivery of science and engineering outcomes.

Melissa Climo

Research Navigator

Melissa Climo is a research manager, with a deep understanding of the national funding system, and experience in grant writing, research contracting, and programme design and delivery. She is a science communicator, readily translating research and science for a wide range of audiences, and has a particular interest in the science-policy interface and seeing research results turned into solutions for real-life problems.

Aroha Campbell

Kaitiaki Advisor

Aroha Campbell has dedicated her professional life to achieving greater wellbeing outcomes for her people by being a driving force behind the successful realisation of the commercial geothermal aspirations of a large Māori Trust in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Aroha provides insight, support and advice for community and indigenous groups around the world looking to develop their own geothermal projects or wishing to collaborate with partners on geothermal developments.  Additionally, Aroha is able to navigate the diverse realities of indigenous groups in a culturally appropriate way supporting and advising clients with respect to cultural considerations and when engaging with stakeholders and communicating research/commercial outcomes/plans.

Ginny Akers

Executive Assistant

Ginny is a deft schedule wrangler that provides key administrative support to the Upflow Team. An experienced travel agent and masterful coordinator, Ginny pays a vital role in ensuring our clients are able to connect with the team.