Hon Heather Roy (Chairperson)

Independent Chair of Utilities Disputes Limited

Heather Roy

Hon Heather Roy

Hon Heather Roy is the Independent Chair of Utilities Disputes Limited and the Advertising Standards Authority, and is a principal and director of her business consultancy, TorquePoint. Heather’s previous governance roles include the independent chair of Medicines New Zealand, various Ministerial roles, including Minister of Consumer Affairs, and a member of the Territorial Force Employer Support Council.

Heather has also worked in the health sector as both a practitioner and in policy development, and was a Captain in the NZ Army Reserve (Royal NZ Engineers). She is a member of the Institute of Directors and winner of the Women on Boards ‘Inspirational Excellence Award’ 2017

 

Barbara Elliston

Director of Elliston Power Consultants Ltd

James Flannery

Barbara Elliston

Barbara Elliston is a director of Elliston Power Consultants Ltd, Counties Power Limited and Easy Warm Ltd, as well as being on the Board of the Australian Solar Council. Barbara's previous roles include directorships with Genesis Energy and Transpower as well as directorship and management with Comalco New Zealand Ltd. Barbara's background includes corporate governance, strategic development and distributed generation - photovoltaics. She earned a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) with honours from the University of Auckland.

 

Vince Hawksworth

Chief Executive of Trustpower Limited

Darren Gilchrist

Vince Hawksworth

Vince Hawksworth is the Chief Executive of Trustpower Limited. Vince’s previous roles include Chief Executive of Hydro Tasmania and General Manager Retail and General Manager Generation at Genesis Energy. Vince’s background includes strategic and operational leadership roles in electricity generation, trading and retail. He is a fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and a former Vice President of the Electricity Engineers Association of New Zealand.

 

Anne Herrington

Director and co-founder of Smart Power Limited

Stu Innes

Anne Herrington

Anne Herrington is a director and co-founder of Smart Power Limited. Smart Power, established in 1993, specialises in providing independent advice on energy use, costs and the energy industry to consumers. Most of Anne’s time is spent working directly with clients to save dollars and energy but she has also done stints on various Electricity Authority groups as a consumer representative and is currently on the Expert Advisory Panel for the coalition Government’s Review of Electricity Pricing.

 

Tracey Hickman

Executive General Manager - Generation and Wholesale at Genesis Energy

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Tracey Hickman

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Greg Skelton

Chief Executive of Wellington Electricity

Rebecca Osborne

Greg Skelton

Greg Skelton has been the Chief Executive of Wellington Electricity since April 2009. Prior to that, Greg was the Chief Executive of Alpine Energy Limited and has held various senior management roles in the electricity industry. Greg has 30 years of experience in the fields of production engineering, electrical engineering and business management. Greg holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, a Master’s degree in Business Administration, and is a fellow of Engineering New Zealand.

 

Nathan Strong

General Manager Business Assurance at Unison Networks Limited

Matt Rowe

Nathan Strong

Nathan Strong is the General Manager Business Assurance at Unison Networks Limited. He has responsibilities for Unison’s Risk Management, Legal, Regulatory, Network Pricing and Health and Safety Management activities. He also is a Member of a number of the Electricity Networks Association’s Working Groups, including Regulatory and Distribution Pricing. Nathan’s background is in economics and has held roles at the Commerce Commission and in economics consultancy.

 

Bruce Turner

Director Commodity and Risk Trading at Fonterra

James Tipping

Bruce Turner

Bruce Turner is Director Commodity and Risk Trading at Fonterra. Bruce's previous roles include Senior Vice President at Suez Energy International, Vice President Trading at Tractebel EGI, General Manager Wholesale Group Mighty River Power, and General Manager Commercial at Vector Ltd. Bruce's background includes operational and strategic leadership roles in energy and commodity trading and risk management, electricity generation, distribution and retailing, strategy and regulatory affairs, along with an active involvement in New Zealand electricity sector reforms during the 1990s.

 

Guy Waipara

General Manager of Generation and Natural Resources at Meridian Energy

James Tipping

Guy Waipara

Guy Waipara (Rongowhakaata) is the General Manager of Generation and Natural Resources at Meridian Energy Limited. Guy’s previous roles at Meridian have also covered General Management positions in Wholesale Markets and External Relations. Guy’s background includes strategic and operational roles in mergers and acquisitions in Meridian and transmission planning, system operations and grid development at Transpower.