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BCom, LLB, CA, FInstD
CHAIRMAN INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (APPOINTED ON 11 SEPTEMBER 2002)
Michael Stiassny is a chartered accountant and partner of KordaMentha in Auckland. He has significant experience in investigative accountancy, company restructuring, due diligence
and insolvency. He is a director of a number of public and private companies and is Chairman to Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Rawa Limited and Tower
Limited. Michael is president and a fellow of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.
NON-INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (APPOINTED ON 23 OCTOBER 2008)
James Carmichael is a trustee of Entrust and an executive of Energy Trusts of New Zealand Inc. His
significant international energy sector experience includes responsibility for multi-billion-dollar energy assets and acquisition strategy for Power-Gen International Limited and thermal and hydro power generation investment decisions for Ranhill Power Berhad.
BSc, MBA (Stanford), MCom (Hons)
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (APPOINTED ON 25 MAY 2007)
Hugh Fletcher is a former chief executive officer of Fletcher Challenge Limited and is a director of Insurance Australia Group Limited and Rubicon Limited. He is non-Executive Chairman of IAG New
Zealand Limited. He is also a trustee of The University of Auckland Foundation, Dilworth Trust and the NZ Portrait Gallery.
MBA, MA, BA
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (APPOINTED 10 MAY 2013)
Jonathan Mason has extensive commercial experience having worked in financial management positions in the oil and gas, chemicals, forest products and dairy industries in New Zealand and the USA for International
Paper, ExxonMobil Corporation, Carter Holt Harvey, Cabot Corporation and Fonterra. Jonathan also has experience as a non-executive director on boards in both New Zealand and the USA and is
currently a director of Air New Zealand Limited, Compac Holdings Limited, New Zealand Assets Management Limited (NZAM), Westpac New Zealand Limited and Zespri Group Limited.
Jonathan is also an Adjunct Professor of Management at the University of Auckland, focusing on finance.
DNZM, QSO, DCom(hc), FCA, ADistFInstD
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (APPOINTED ON 7 MARCH 2007)
Dame Alison Paterson is Chair of the Forestry Industry Safety Council, BPAC New Zealand Limited, GMI Group, Farm IQ Systems Limited, New Zealand Formulary Limited, Te Aupouri Commercial Development Limited and Te Aupouri Fisheries Management Limited. She is also a director of Intueri Education Group Limited, a member of the NZ Markets Disciplinary Tribunal and a member of the Health Quality and Safety Commission New Zealand.
QSM, BA, MA (Hons), LLB (Hons), C.FInstD
NON-INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (APPOINTED ON 24 JULY 2006)
Karen Sherry is a principal of the firm Bell-Booth Sherry where she specialises in commercial and trust law. She is a trustee and former Chair of
Entrust. She is the Chair of Energy Trusts of New Zealand Inc. Karen is also a chartered fellow of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.
BEng (Electrical), DipBS
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (APPOINTED ON 18 MARCH 2005)
Bob Thomson was chief executive of Transpower Limited and, since 2004, has been an adviser to Energy Trusts of New Zealand Inc. Prior to his appointment at Transpower, he held a range of senior management and engineering positions
in the New Zealand Electricity Department and Electricity Corporation of New Zealand Limited. He was involved in the reform of the electricity industry, including being a board member of the Electricity Market Company Limited from 1994 to 1998. He is a fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Engineers.
Nick Astwick joined the Vector board on 20 July 2015 as part of the ‘Future Directors’ initiative, which aims to give talented people the opportunity to participate on a company board for one year, while giving the company exposure to this talent. Future Directors participate as board members in all aspects, but do not have voting rights and do not form part of the quorum of a board meeting.
Nick is the Chief Transformation Officer of Kiwibank. He has 21 years’ experience in the financial services industry in various roles across retail and investment banking organisations. Nick
is a director on a number of Kiwibank Group subsidiary company boards as well as being a trustee of the Leadership New Zealand organisation.
Grad DipBS (Dist), DipFin, NZCE
GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Simon was appointed Group Chief Executive in February 2008 and has been with Vector for 18 years. He has extensive experience in the infrastructure sector, including strategy, regulation, network management, information technology and telecommunications. In addition to international experience in the construction and consultancy sectors, Simon has tertiary qualifications in engineering, finance and business studies, and has completed the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
BEng, MEng, PG DipBus
CHIEF NETWORKS OFFICER
Andre’s role as Chief Networks Officer oversees customer, commercial, engineering and regulatory aspects of Vector’s regulated gas and electricity networks businesses. His experience includes customer service, field services, capital projects, regulatory affairs, engineering, smart grids implementation and work practices development and training for distribution and transmission networks. Andre has a proven track record of working successfully at an executive level in the energy sector, and brings with him over 25 years’ experience in the energy industry in South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.
CHIEF RISK OFFICER
Kate leads Vector’s people, safety and risk teams to ensure these areas are aligned and support Vector’s strategy and culture. Areas of responsibility include risk management, cyber security, business continuity management, internal audit, HSE and human resources, culture and internal communications. Kate’s background includes strategic and operational risk management, business continuity, OHSE, insurance, sustainability and commercial law. Prior to joining Vector in July 2012, Kate was with Amcor Limited where she held the global position of Vice-President, Risk and Sustainability and has held management roles with Toyota and Bonlac Foods (Fonterra).
MBA (Hons), B-Tech
GROUP GENERAL MANAGER DEVELOPMENT
Brian leads the Development team and is focused on the company’s growth and development, through innovative customer solutions and technology. He joined Vector in 2014 with extensive strategic and commercial experience in both the technology and manufacturing environments. Brian’s most recent role was as Managing Director of NextWindow, a subsidiary of the Canadian business SMART Technologies, which is a leading supplier of optical touch panels and touch-screen components to the consumer electronics industry. He has also held a number of global senior management and executive positions across the engineering, product development and marketing disciplines.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Dan leads Vector’s finance team and is responsible for financial and management reporting, corporate finance, procurement, transaction processing, investor relations, treasury and tax. He has 15 years’ experience in the professional services sector across a range of disciplines, including corporate finance, valuation, insolvency, restructuring and business turnaround. Dan joined Vector from Northpower, where he was Chief Financial Officer
BSc, BE (Chem) (Hons)
GROUP GENERAL MANAGER GAS TRADING AND METERING
David leads Vector’s gas trading, gas processing, LPG and metering businesses. He has worked in nearly all parts of the energy sector over the last 30 years. Prior to joining Vector in 2008, David was General Manager Operations at Contact Energy, responsible for the company’s power stations and power station development. Also, he has held roles at BP and Fletcher Challenge in New Zealand, Canada and Europe. David’s tertiary qualifications include degrees in engineering and science, and he has completed the Senior Executive Programme at the London Business School.
BSc, BCom (Honours)
Nikhil is responsible for managing Vector’s IT function and digital strategy and works across the group to help shape Vector’s response to disruptive technologies. He has extensive experience in the technology sector and with providing strategic advice to leading global organisations who are heavily involved with disruptive technologies. Prior to joining Vector, Nikhil was with Accenture where he held the position of Managing Director for NZ operations and also sat on their Global Advisory Council for Telecommunications and Media practice. Prior to his role at Accenture, he was the Head of Technology Strategy for Spark and was part of their group transformation office.
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