Stephen holds the role of General Manager – Grid Development for Transpower, where he is accountable for the long-term strategy, asset management, engineering and economics of the transmission grid.
Previous to this he held senior management roles in the power and investment banking industries, including technical design and consulting with Mitton ElectroNet and PB Power, asset management and maintenance at Meridian Energy, analysis and equities at Kleinwort Benson, and a variety of research, engineering, and operations within the nuclear arm of the CEGB.
He is an enthusiastic people manager and professional engineer with more than 25 years’ experience of technical and commercial team leadership, project management, management consulting, power system design, operation and asset management within the electricity supply industry. He has been fortunate to work on coal, nuclear, gas turbine, geothermal, hydro, wind, and distribution/transmission assets.
Stephen has a BEng in Electromechanical engineering, an MBA, and an engineering based PhD.
Stephen is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of Engineering New Zealand and the IET.