The Northpower Board of Directors includes a Chair and Directors appointed by the Northpower Trust.
B Eng Chemical and Materials
Ex officio Audit and Risk Committee
People and Capability Committee
Mark brings extensive industry experience with a career in the energy sector encompassing asset management, operations, strategy, market trading and portfolio management, 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
Investment Committee Chair
People & Capability Committee
Phil, a qualified mechanical engineer with additional business qualifications has extensive experience in Australia's mining industry. He successfully led the commercial operations of a prominent export-oriented mine and refinery. With ten years' as a partner in corporate finance, specialising in energy and resources, Phil's expertise is well-established.
His career also encompasses consulting in the energy and renewable sectors, as well as holding positions as General Manager and CEO, including two years in Europe's renewable sector.
CAANZ, CMInstD, AICD, BMS
Audit and Risk Committee Chair
Kerry brings extensive financial management, strong governance and risk management to Northpower's board. Hailing from Whangārei, Kerry began his career with EY before venturing to Asia, holding senior finance positions primarily in the media and entertainment sector.
Kerry is a co-founder and Executive Director of NZX-listed Trade Window Holdings Limited and holds a Bachelor of Management Studies, is a Chartered Accountant, a Chartered Member of the NZ Institute of Directors, and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
BA (Hons I), LLB, L.Mus.A
People and Capability Committee Chair
Bringing extensive experience in infrastructure industries, Michelle's expertise spans strategy, customer insights, market analysis, pricing, corporate finance and growth ventures across the telecommunications, media, building products, waste management and airport sectors.
Previously, Michelle served as a Future Director at Auckland Airport, an Independent Director at Snakk Media, and currently consults to some early stage companies in the wireless vehicle charging and education sectors.
MAICD, GAICD, MInstD
Audit & Risk Committe
Laurie’s international career encompasses commercial and strategic roles in energy, ICT, telco, aviation and infrastructure sectors. He has led multi-disciplinary teams in Europe, USA, Africa and Asia for several FTSE 100 companies.
Laurie is the owner and CEO of Nautech Electronics Ltd, and was formerly the Chief Executive of NZIER, and Chair of NZSO, and Trustees Executors Limited. Laurie brings a wealth of expertise in commercial strategy, economics, policy and regulation to the Northpower board.
People and Capability Committee
Kevin brings extensive technology, finance, and supply chain experience to the Northpower board. Born and raised in Northland, he has a deep connection to the region. Much of Kevin's expertise was gained in executive and operational roles with Mainfreight. He was based in New Zealand and the USA during his 34 year tenure there.
Kevin serves as the Chair of Duffy Books in Homes NZ, a founding board member of Books in Homes USA, and a director of Far North Holdings, and is a past director of the SPCA Auckland and TUANZ.