The Northpower Board of Directors includes a Chair and Directors appointed by the Northpower Trust.
B Eng Chemical and Materials
People and Capability Committee Chair
Mark brings extensive industry experience with a career in the electricity generation and retailing sectors focused on operations, strategy, and large-scale project management.
He has also held roles in the financial markets industry. Mark’s current directorships include Liquigas, Ngāti Tūwharetoa Holdings Limited and subsidiaries.
MBA, Dip Ag
Audit and Risk Committee
Richard brings a robust governance background to the Northpower board, with previous directorships in the food and dairy industries including Delta Produce, Northland Dairy Co-op, the New Zealand Dairy Board, Kiwi Co-op and Fonterra. He also recently served as a ministerial appointee to the commission governing Kaipara District Council.
Richard additionally has private interests in two dairy farms and an avocado orchard.
B.Eng. (Hons), Dip Bus Admin
Audit and Risk Committee
Phil’s early background in commercial management in the mining sector and at partner level in corporate finance has since seen him move into consulting to technology and energy companies at CEO or General Manager level.
Phil brings experience in growth and funding strategies to the Northpower board, along with a background in renewable energy in Australia and Europe, a great asset given the future challenges and opportunities facing our industry.
PhD (Eng), PGDip Bus, GMP CEDEP-INSEAD, MInst
Lisbeth’s passion for international strategy, change management and innovation is underpinned by strong values in relation to long-term social and environmental sustainability.
Lisbeth is General Manager Innovation at Fletcher Building and previously was a non-executive director of the NZ technology company Wellington Drive Technologies.
Lisbeth is an experienced director in the technology, engineering and innovations sectors. She brings a focus on customers, a deep understanding of international markets, familiarity with digitisation and long-term strategic outlook to the Northpower board.
Audit and Risk Committee Chair
Michael’s senior executive financial experience in the hi-tech and innovation sector aligns well with Northpower, where he’s been a director since 2014.
Michael’s previous roles include CFO for Plant and Food Research, CFO for Navman and General Manager Europe for Dynamic Controls.
BA (Hons I), LLB, L.Mus.A
Michelle brings extensive experience in infrastructure industries to the Northpower board, with experience in strategy, corporate finance and pricing, business intelligence and new business development across the telecommunications, media, building products and airport sectors.
Michelle is passionate about ensuring companies have the right focus, culture and capability to build digitally fit strategies for a changing world. Michelle is currently a Future Director at Auckland Airport and was previously an Independent Director at Snakk Media.
People and Capability Committee
Laurie’s international career has spanned commercial and strategic roles across the energy, ICT, telco, aviation and infrastructure sectors. Previous responsibilities include leading multi-disciplinary teams across Europe, the US, Africa and Asia for some of the world’s FTSE 100 companies.
Laurie is the Chair of NZSO and Chair of Trustees Executors Limited. Since 2014 Laurie is the Chief Executive for NZIER.
Laurie brings a wealth of commercial strategy, economic, policy and regulation expertise to the Northpower board.