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Leadership team

Our board, senior leaders and 150-strong team are committed to our customers and our community.

Our Board of Directors governs our business strategy and key decision-making. Across our board members, you’ll see national and international experience in major infrastructure and engineering projects, finance, governance and risk management, as well as a deep understanding of the electricity sector.

Our senior managers bring together extensive skills and experience, gained in the power industry and other sectors, in New Zealand and all around the world.

Our board

  • Mark Darrow

    Chair

    Mark is an experienced businessman and professional director, specialising in corporate governance. He has a number of chair and director roles across a range of significant companies in New Zealand including NZTA, Primary ITO, Armstrong Motor Group, Balle Brothers Group and Trustees Executors.

    He is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Chartered Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Directors and a Justice of the Peace.

  • Andrew Johnson

    Andrew’s commercial background spans a diverse set of industries, including farming, forestry and tourism. He has significant technology and data systems experience and enjoys engaging with communities for improved outcomes.

    He is currently managing director of IT Partners Group and has governance roles with Te Kūiti-based Inframax Construction Limited, the Waikato Anglican College Trust and the University of Waikato’s Audit and Risk Committee.

  • Craig Richardson

    Craig is an internationally experienced CEO, CFO and non-executive director across the infrastructure, technology, manufacturing and FMCG sectors.

    Currently a partner at professional advisory board firm Faraday, Craig advises a number of small and mid-market enterprises. He is a director of the Institute of Minerals to Materials Research and has previously been a non-executive director of private and listed companies, crown entities and was President of CPA Australia in NZ.

  • Roger Sutton

    Director of a number of boards, Roger brings a strong background in infrastructure and the electricity sector to the board.

    Formerly Chief Executive of Orion New Zealand Ltd and the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA), Roger’s governance roles include the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), Connetics, Energy Developments and Energetics.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Engineers and a Member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

  • Simon Young

    An experienced director with more than 20 years’ experience in the New Zealand electricity industry, Simon has worked throughout the value chain from start-up, corporate investment and divestment, through operations management, and public and private company governance.

    Simon’s earlier career in economic and market development saw him practising in six industry sectors in a dozen different countries.  He is currently director of a number of other corporate organisations.

Our managers

  • Sean Horgan

    Chief Executive

    Sean has extensive and successful business development, strategic management and operational leadership experience within the New Zealand and international energy sectors.

    As well as Chief Executive, he is an industry representative on the Utilities Disputes Energy Complaints Scheme Advisory Committee, a director of our subsidiary Speedys Road Hydro Ltd and a foundation trustee of the Maru Energy Efficiency Trust.

     

  • Mike Fox

    GM — Network

    Mike has worked in the electricity industry for 15 years, bringing an extensive background in asset management, planning, engineering and strategic direction to the team.

    He is responsible for the short and long-term management of our network assets and is passionate about making sure customers have a safe, reliable, electricity supply.

  • Jo Ireland

    GM — Customer Service & Communications

    Jo’s senior management experience in the banking, health and local government sectors. She’s led teams, often through change and challenging times, to successfully deliver work programmes. Previous portfolios include communications, customer service, strategy, economic development and iwi liaison.

    She is passionate about strong customer and stakeholder relationships and open and transparent communication.

  • Sue Lomas

    GM — People & Safety

    Sue’s management experience in human resources and safety management spans the chemical, manufacturing and consulting industries both in the UK and in New Zealand.

    She leads people-related activities in the business, providing strategic direction, tactical and operational support and advice, and is responsible for leading the strategy for developing a high-performing company culture.

  • Audrey Scheurich

    GM — Finance

    Audrey brings more than 20 years’ experience in senior financial roles, as well as significant commercial experience in the infrastructure sector to our team.

    She is responsible for providing financial and commercial support to the business to ensure strong financial management.

  • Mike Ullrich

    Chief Executive - FCL Metering

    Mike is a successful business leader with more than 20 years’ senior management experience.  He’s been involved in a number of New Zealand’s fastest growing tech companies delivering consumer and industrial products globally addressing payments, agricultural, consumer, marine and automotive markets.

    Mike is responsible for the growth, development and strategic direction of FCLM, our wholly-owned  metering and data services company.

  • David Kitchen

    COO — FCL Metering

    David has many years’ experience in New Zealand’s electricity metering sector and is responsible for the operations of our wholly-owned subsidiary, FCLM, supplying metering equipment, data, and associated services to New Zealand retailers, developers and lines companies, including to TLC.

    He thrives on delivering excellent customer, financial and people results in large, complex, high volume and time-critical environments.