A Senior Executive and Leader in Infrastructure, Technology and Process, Jonathan Kay is currently Chair at Waipā Networks. He is also the director of multiple organisations, including Whitestone Contracting Limited, Network Waitaki Limited and Lone Wolf Enterprises. His years of experience within these sectors enable him to draw on his strategic insight, commercial savvy and astute marketing skills in a dynamic work environment.
Mike Marr is a highly experienced Executive Officer and Director with key roles in many business organisations. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chair at Waipā Networks, a Chief Executive Officer at TPT Group, Executive Director at Advanced Group NZ Limited and Non-Executive Director at Advanced Security Group, IT Engine Limited, Cablenet, ASG Technologies Limited, Promessa Property Group Limited, Technology Leasing Limited, ASGSPL Limited and VigilAir Limited.
Jonathan Cameron is a Managing Partner at Tourism Investment Partners, Managing Principal at Elevate Capital Partner and Director of multiple organisations, including, Tupu Angitu / Lake Taupo Forest Trust, Veterinary Enterprises Group, I.D.A.Shon Co and Waipā Networks. Jonathan has a passion for collaborating with organisations, business owners and board and management teams who want to shape and extend the triumph of their organisations.
Jennifer Kerr is an experienced Executive, Governor and member of many business organisations. She is Chair of WorkSafe, Chair of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Deputy Chair of Callaghan Innovation, a member of the New Zealand Police Assurance & Risk Committee and Director of Eke Panuku Development Auckland and Waipā Networks.
Mark Stuart is an experienced Director, Partner and member of multiple business organisations. He is a Partner at Movac, and Investment Manager backing New Zealand businesses, Chair of the Board of Directors for Industrial Tube Manufacturing Company Limited and Parking Sense, a Council member for New Zealand Private Capital and a Director for Waipā Networks.
Michelle Walker is a highly experienced Enterprise Administrator. Michelle joined the Waipā Networks Board as Secretary in November 2018. Michelle currently works at Waipā Networks and is the lead Enterprise Administrator for the CEO. Michelle has a passion for communicating with key stakeholders.
Senior Leadership Team
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Sean joined Waipā Networks as Chief Executive Officer in July 2022. In addition to leading the Waipā Team, Sean also serves as an Advisory Committee Member for Utilities Disputes and is on the Board of Electricity Networks Aotearoa. He has over 20 years of experience in business development, strategic management and operational leadership in the energy sector and has experience working in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and throughout Asia. Before joining Waipā Networks, Sean was the Chief Executive of The Lines Company and has held senior leadership roles with WEL Networks, Northpower and Alstom Power.
HEAD OF CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Anna Greenhill joined Waipā Networks as Head of Customer & Community Engagement in August 2022. She has over 20 years of experience in marketing and communications in various industries, including technology, defence & security, information technology security, agriculture and higher education. Anna has a diverse range of knowledge throughout the sector that brings a range of unique expertise to Waipā Networks. During Anna’s career, she has worked for organisations such as Gallagher, The University of Waikato, Waikato Regional Council and Mystery Creek Events Centre.
HEAD OF NETWORK
Weihao Zhou joined Waipā Networks as Network Development and Engineering Manager in April 2022 and was promoted to Head of Network in September 2022. With over 17 years’ experience in electrical and electronics engineering, he has acquired a broad knowledge of the electricity sector and brings unique skills to Waipā Networks. During Wei Hao’s career, he has worked for a collective of organisations such as, Mitton Electronet Ltd and WEL Networks.
HEAD OF OPERATIONS
Dave Rodgers joined Waipā Networks in 2019 as the Head of Operations. With over 38 years’ experience in the electrical industry, he has worked at multiple organisations and gained a world of experience across multiple sections. He has worked for businesses such as Power Co, Transpower, United Group, Pulp & Paper Mill, Alstom Power, Hawkin’s Infrastructure, Electrix and Delta. He has also been self-employed with his own electrical company.
HEAD OF FINANCE & COMMERCIAL
Audrey Scheurich joined Waipā Networks in September 2022 as Head of Finance & Commercial. With over 35 years of experience in finance and infrastructure, she brings a wide range of specialised skills to Waipā Networks. Audrey is also a trustee at Hospice Waikato. Audrey has worked at multiple organisations including AgResearch, Genesis Energy, Wellington Water and The Lines Company.
HEAD OF PEOPLE, SAFETY & SUSTAINABILITY