Staff

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Graeme Peters

Chief executive Email:  gpeters@electricity.org.nz Phone:  +64 4 555 0076

Chief executive Graeme Peters has more than 15 years’ experience in senior advocacy roles, including representing farmers, manufacturers and retailers. He is an experienced communications professional with a background in financial and political journalism and a degree in electrical engineering. He is responsible for leading the organisation, representing the industry’s issues to the government and regulators so that consumers continue to have access to a safe, reliable and sustainable electricity network.

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Keith Hutchinson

Regulatory manager Email:  Keith@electricity.org.nz Phone:  +64 4 555 0074

Keith Hutchinson is responsible for co-ordinating the regulatory aspects of the ENA’s work. His background is in the development and implementation of regulatory and pricing frameworks for utilities and regulators across New Zealand, Australia, and Papua New Guinea.

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Richard Le Gros

Manager policy and innovation Email:  richard@electricity.org.nz Phone:  +64 4 555 0075

Richard Le Gros comes to us following eight years with the Energy Networks Association in the United Kingdom. In Britain he gained policy expertise in the areas of health and safety, emergency planning, regulation, climate change – as well as the government’s smart meter roll-out programme. In New Zealand, Richard is responsible for policy related to emerging technologies and changing consumer trends.

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Lisa Coles

Office and Events Coordinator Email:  lisa@electricity.org.nz Phone:  +64 4 4711335

Lisa Coles manages the office, as well as the Electricity Network Association’s forum, conferences and meetings. She is the all-important face of our Wellington office and the central point of contact for our members and the public. Lisa’s career background includes IT support, troubleshooting, management and several years of office administration across all industry sectors.

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Brian Langham

Manager, communications and engagement Email:  Brian@electricity.org.nz Phone:  +64 4 555 0072

Brian manages the ENA’s communications and engagement activities. He has had a career in journalism, public relations, communications and marketing in both the public and private sector. As former communications manager for Industrial Research Limited (now Callaghan Innovation), he has strengths in writing about technology and innovation for non-technical audiences.