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Bruce Emson

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Bruce Emson was appointed Chief Executive of MainPower in January 2015. Bruce brings over 35 years’ of experience working at Chief Operating and Chief Executive level in various roles including Chief Operating Officer at the Earthquake Commission, Chief Executive at Infratil subsidiary and public transport operator NZ Bus, and a career at Shell which included senior roles in Australia, Singapore, Hungary and New Zealand. Bruce is also on the Board of industry group the ENA (Electricity Networks' Association).

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Warren Wright

FINANCE MANAGER

Warren has held the role of Finance Manager with MainPower since 1987. His team is responsible for organising the financial and accounting affairs of the company including the preparation and presentation of annual accounts and the provision of financial information and strategic advice to managers to assist with ongoing decision making. Warren is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accounts, Society of Corporate Treasurers and Institute of Finance Professionals.

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Sandra O'Donohue

BA (Psych), PGDipOSH, PGDipHRM, MBS (HRM), MMgt (Dispute Resolution)
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

Sandra has been part of the Executive Leadership within MainPower since 2011, responsible for MainPower’s Human Resources team that delivers an employment environment with adequate people resource and capability to achieve the company’s business goals. This includes recruitment and selection, induction, performance management, and remuneration of the company’s varied workforce. Sandra has held senior management roles at Fairfax NZ Limited, Solid Energy and the Canterbury Rugby Football Union.

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Rob Wilson

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Rob joined MainPower in 2016 from Easysteel, a member of the Fletcher Building Group. Rob has spent six years in various roles within Waste Management NZ following a career in the NZ Army as an Officer in the Royal New Zealand Engineers. Rob is responsible for driving the operational vision of MainPower and leads delivery of customer service excellence through increasing operational productivity and improving outcomes to the customer.

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Nicola Cull

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COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Nicola has been with MainPower since 2014 when she joined as Communications Manager with a key role in implementing the company’s internal and external communication functions to improve engagement with customers and the community. Nicola has a proven track record of working successfully at an executive level and brings with her close to 20 years’ experience in the advertising, marketing and events industry in Australia and New Zealand.

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Craig Beikoff

HSEQ MANAGER

Craig joined MainPower in 2016. He has over 20 years' of extensive domestic and international experience, covering the resources, infrastructure, construction, high-risk industrial services, chemical processing, utilities, and manufacturing industry sectors.

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Mark Williamson

COMMERCIAL MANAGER

Mark joined MainPower in the role of Commercial Manager in 2016. He has extensive experience gained from a 20+ year business career that has included positions in manufacturing, retail, sales operations, general management and business transformation.

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Geoff Gale

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

Geoff joined MainPower in 2016. He has nearly a decade's worth of experience in senior management and a proven track record of leading teams to success. Geoff is responsible for providing the strategic, project and infrastructure leadership at MainPower while driving best practice and ensuring that customer service is exceptional. 

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Mark Appleman

BE (HONS) (Electrical)

ASSETS AND CAPITAL WORKS MANAGER

Mark joined MainPower in 2016, bringing with him over 15 years of experience managing commercial, infrastructure, operations and project delivery teams within high risk environments. A qualified engineer, Mark has spent the past four years as the Electrical Systems and Energy Manager at Perth Airport in Australia. Before this he held a number of engineering and management roles across New Zealand.