David was appointed in Jan 2020 in an acting capacity following the departure of the previous CEO, Vince Hawksworth. Dr Prentice was confirmed as Chief Executive through to 31 December 2021 in the company's 2020 results and will continue to remain on the Board as a non-independent director. Originally from Scotland, David moved to New Zealand in 1997 and initially worked as an engineer with Opus International Consultants. Following a number of different roles within Opus, David was appointed Chief Executive and Managing Director in 2010. Opus was an NZX listed global infrastructure professional services company employing around 3000 people in 80 offices. He also served on the Board of Directors for Opus as a non-independent and executive board member. Most recently, David was the Chair of the Interim Committee for Climate Change – an independent organisation tasked with providing analysis and recommendations to Government regarding emissions from agriculture and electricity generation.
Craig leads Trustpower’s sales and marketing teams responsible for procurement & product management, pricing, marketing, customer analytics and competitive strategy. Craig has extensive energy executive experience and previously held the roles of National Sales Manager and General Manager Trading at Trustpower. Craig has a Degree in Electrical Engineering from Canterbury and a Diploma in Business and is a member of the NZ Institute of Directors.
GM Strategy and Growth
Peter has held senior management roles within Trustpower since 1988. In his present role he is responsible for company strategy development and regulatory affairs. Peter also is responsible for Trustpower’s growing Australian business. Peter is a registered engineer (Auckland University, First Class Honours) with a Master of Engineering. He is a member of the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand.
GM People and Culture
In 2014, Mel joined Trustpower as the General Manager, People and Culture. Melanie has Undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Tasmania, a Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from Deakin University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Prior to joining Trustpower, Mel was at Hydro Tasmania for 11 years where she held various roles including People and Performance Manager, Manager Health Safety and Quality in the Corporate area, and Managing Consultant and HR Manager in Hydro Tasmania's Consulting Business.
Chief Financial Officer
Kevin started at Trustpower in 2007 after previous experience as Chief Financial Officer in an electricity lines distribution company. Kevin is responsible for overseeing the finance and company secretary functions. In these roles he is responsible for providing strategic financial support to the Company and managing the operations of the capital raising, investor relations, finance function which includes over $750 million of debt funding facilities, financial reporting and financial transaction processing.
GM Customer Operations
Fiona is responsible for the Customer Operations business; this encompasses almost all customer touch points and includes meter reading, provisioning, billing, collections and the Contact Centre. Excited by the prospect of leading change across the constant emergence of new technology Fiona is focused on leveraging data, technology and good old-fashioned service to ensure her teams meet the changing needs of customers. Fiona is a member of the NZ Institute of Directors, has spent two years on the board of the local Chamber of Commerce and sits on a number of external working parties within both the telco and electricity industries.
Stephen has recently joined Trustpower, coming from Shell International in various international locations where he held commercial management roles in their upstream business, contracting & procurement manager in the downstream business, involved in a number of major greenfield capital projects. Had previously worked in New Zealand as Service Delivery Manager (electricity networks) for a New Zealand lines company. In his present role he is responsible for the Generation business.
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