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Andy Lester

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Andy was appointed Chief Executive of MainPower in November 2017. He has experience in senior leadership roles across a diverse range of sectors including infrastructure, technology, manufacturing and agriculture. Andy is passionate about developing high achieving teams with a particular focus on customer and culture outcomes. Importantly, he is a leader focussed on safety. 

 

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Mark Appleman

BE (HONS) (Electrical)

GENERAL MANAGER - NETWORK

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.

 

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Sarah Barnes

B.Com (Accounting)

GENERAL MANAGER - FINANCE

Sarah joined MainPower at the end of 2018. Her 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. Prior to her time at MainPower, Sarah held a number of senior finance roles across a number of industries, both in New Zealand and overseas. Sarah is a Chartered Accountant.

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Karen Cameron

Adv Dip OHS, Grad Cert OHS

SAFETY & BUSINESS RISK MANAGER

Karen joined MainPower in 2018. She has more then 20 years' experience in Health, Safety and Environment within many high risk industries including the energy sector, manufacturing, construction, explosives and mining. 

 

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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. 

 

Penny Kibblewhite

 

Penny Kibblewhite

GENERAL MANAGER - CUSTOMER AND CORPORATE RELATIONS

Penny joined MainPower in 2018, bringing with her over a decade worth of experience in customer relations, communications and marketing. Penny has experience in a number of high profile international industries and brands. She is a member of the New Zealand Technology Marketers Executive Council. 

 

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Sandra O'Donohue

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

GENERAL MANAGER - PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Sandra has been part of the Senior Leadership team at MainPower with responsibility for MainPower’s People and Culture team since 2011. Sandra has proven strategic and people leadership skills developed from extensive experience in the formulation and implementation of people strategy and initiatives. Sandra has held senior management roles at Fairfax NZ Limited, Solid Energy and the Canterbury Rugby Football Union.

 

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Bob Taylor

BE (Hons) (Electrical), NZCE (Electrical and Electronics), REA, Trade qualifications

GENERAL MANAGER - OPERATIONS 

Bob took on the GM - Operations role in 2019, though he has previously held leadership roles within the business. Bob has over 40 years' experience in the electricity and related utility industries, is President of the EEA (Electricity Engineers’ Association) Board and Chairman of the National Committee Live Work (NCLW). Bob has also previously been the Managing Director of Connetics. 

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Todd Voice

B.Com, CTP (INFINZ)

GENERAL MANAGER - COMMERCIAL 

Todd joined MainPower in 2018. He is a finance leader with internationally proven ability to operate across a diverse range of industry and organisations. He thrives in challenging change environments and is able to engage with stakeholders at all levels. Entrepreneurial by nature, a strong negotiator and strategic thinker exhibiting high levels of integrity.