Our Chief Executive heads up the executive management team, who in turn, head up the various operating divisions and support services within Northpower.
BEng (Mech), PGDip FA
Andrew was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Northpower in July 2017. Prior to joining the Northpower team, he held senior positions across the electricity, oil and gas, and water utility sectors, most recently leading Powerco’s electricity division.
Andrew is a chartered professional engineer with tertiary qualifications in engineering and finance. His experience spans asset strategy, construction management and business leadership, gained across New Zealand and within the United Kingdom.
Andrew’s focus is on positioning Northpower to deliver long-term benefits to Whangarei and Kaipara consumers via returns to the Northpower Trust; appropriate infrastructure investment; local employment; advocacy in energy markets, and strong customer service.
NZCE (Electrical), Registered Engineering Associate, IPENZ (Tech)
Lloyd has over 35 years engineering, construction and management experience working for Northpower. Lloyd is responsible for Northpower’s Contracting Division in New Zealand with hundreds of staff covering electrical and fibre communications, ensuring contracts are fulfilled to client and business requirements.
BMS, CA, MBA
Paul McElwee has been in senior leadership roles in the commercial sector for over 15 years and joined Northpower in 2014 following many years focussed on driving business performance in corporate heavyweights such as New Zealand Dairy Foods, Fonterra and Pact Group. Paul’s experience spans both the public and private sectors across New Zealand and Australia. He also currently sits on the Auckland leadership team for the Institute of Chartered Accountants where he assists with driving change in the profession.
MBA, BE Hons (Electrical and Electronic)
Richard has over 20 years experience in the electricity and production industries. He has held senior leadership positions in engineering, consulting, asset management, and business development and has successfully delivered major infrastructure projects throughout his career. Richard joined Northpower in 2014 and is responsible for strategic development across the Northpower Group.
As General Manager Network, Josie is responsible for leading the customer, operational, commercial, and regulatory aspects of Northpower’s electricity network business. Josie is also a director of Northpower Fibre.
Josie joined Northpower in 2011, was its General Counsel for a number of years and prior to that worked in New Zealand and the UK in a range of private practice and in house corporate roles in the utilities, construction and professional services industries.
Andrea joined Northpower in 2009 as Manager, Human Resources and Safety and was promoted to the role of General Manager People and Capability in 2016, based in Whangarei. Andrea has over 20 years experience in human resources, safety and quality management, previously working in the timber, forestry and mining industries. Andrea attended London Business School in 2016 to look at Transformational HR Strategy.
B Eng Honours (Electrical) M Eng Distinction (Electrical)
John joined Northpower at the beginning of 2017, responsible for asset management, project, inspection solutions and providing asset management expertise through the wider business. John has held a number of senior management and executive positions in generation and utility development and operations. John’s experience covers the entire value chain from strategy development to commercial and asset management practice.
Darren joined Northpower in 1996 and was instrumental in the company securing the Whangarei UFB build. Prior to his appointment as Northpower Fibre CEO in 2011, Darren was Northpower’s longstanding Marketing and Fibre Manager.