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Directors

neil mackay

Neil Mackay - Chair

Neil has held a number of CEO and senior management roles in a wide variety of industries in New Zealand and Overseas including power construction, manufacturing, sales and distribution, financial services and the public service. He was the inaugural Chief Executive of Industry New Zealand a crown entity which was responsible for the development and implementation of strategies and programmes for industry and regional development.

Neil is currently an executive director of Green Chip Ltd which owns and supports technology companies to commercialise and scale up their business. He is also a director of three clean technology companies.

Neil was appointed Director of Electra in 2007 and Chair in July 2016


russell longuet

Russell Longuet

Russell is Managing Director of Exergi Consulting Limited, an independent energy consultancy, focusing on Energy Sector risk management for large Industrials and Government liaison. Prior to that, he managed the Energy portfolio for Carter Holt Harvey.

Russell's background spans Electrical Engineering, Merchant Banking and Energy Consulting in New Zealand and overseas.

He is a member of the Institute of Directors, a Director of a public unlisted company and an ex-Director of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). He has been on a number of advisory groups to Government on electricity and gas markets.

Russell was appointed Director of Electra in 2008.


shelly mitchell jenkins

Shelly Mitchell-Jenkins

Shelly Mitchell-Jenkins BBS FCA is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (NZICA) and Member of the NZ Institute of Directors.

Shelly is a Director of Colbert Cooper Limited, a chartered accountancy practice located in Levin, providing business, accountancy and tax services to clients throughout the region and across NZ. She is a Trustee of the Eastern and Central Community Trust, an elected NZ Councillor on the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Trustee of Horowhenua based charitable trusts; Life to the Max Horowhenua Trust, Levin Charitable Trust and Horowhenua Scholarship Trust.

Growing up in Wanganui, she attended Massey University in Palmerston North, spent three years in Japan and has lived in the Horowhenua since 1996.

Shelly was appointed a Director of Electra in 2014.


chris dyhrberg

Chris Dyhrberg

Chris held a number of executive and senior management roles within Telecom New Zealand and Chorus New Zealand. He has experience across multiple disciplines including commercial, strategy, marketing, product management, industry and stakeholder management, engineering and infrastructure build and has worked in the ICT, health, education and electricity sectors.

Chris is a Business Consultant and also spends considerable time working on community projects and for not-for-profit organisations. He is a director of Swimming Wellington and trustee on the Kapiti Aquatic Centre Trust and Kapiti College Board of Trustees. Chris is a Member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.

Chris was appointed a Director of Electra in 2014.


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Alan McCauley

Alan McCauley is a senior Executive with substantial experience in the Electricity Sector. He has held senior executive positions with Meridian Energy as General Manager Retail and Red Energy (in Victoria Australia) as General Manager Customer Management.

He currently has his own Management Consulting Business operating across NZ, Australia and Asia.

A competitive runner, Alan has competed in the World Masters Mountain Running Championships and has also been a Director on the Board of Athletics NZ and Athletics Victoria.

In his spare time he now enjoys running over the hills behind Kapiti.

Alan was appointed a Director of Electra in August 2016


John Boshier

John Boshier

John Boshier is a company director and Principal of his own company, Boshier Consulting Ltd.

John has been appointed by the Minister of Commerce to be a Member of the Testing Laboratory Registration Council. The Minister also appointed him as a member of the Standards Approval Board. He is a Director of the Harkness Fellowships Trust Board, and a Trustee of the Engineering Foundation of Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ).

Previously he was Executive Director of the National Generators Forum, the representative body for Australia’s electricity generators. For five years he was Chief Executive of Engineers Australia, the professional institution for all engineers.

Before moving to Australia in 1999, he was a General Manager in the Electricity Corporation of New Zealand, and Chief Executive of Capital Power, Wellington’s electricity retailer. He has also been Assistant Secretary of Energy in the New Zealand government.

His community involvement is through the Rotary Club of Wellington, where he is Trustee of the Eureka Trust and as Chair of the Fundraising Committee. He is a member of the Wellington Committee of IPENZ.

John has published a number of technical papers in energy policy and engineering. Recently he was Project Director for the Centre for Advanced Engineering where he led a major project on improved decision-making for infrastructure investment.

John was appointed a Director of Electra in August 2016