Mr Jonathan (Jon) Keith Macdonald
Non-Executive Director 01/11/2018
Mr Macdonald has more than 16 years' experience in New Zealand's Technology Sector. Mr Macdonald worked for HSBC Investment Bank in London and Deloitte Consulting with a focus on telecommunications and financial services. Mr Macdonald is a director of Contact Energy, and a Trustee of NZ Technology Training Charitable Trust. He is Chair of People Committee and Member of Development Committee.
BE(Hons), CMNZID Male
Ms Elena Josephine Trout
Non-Executive Director 03/10/2016
Ms Trout has held a number of positions in the transport, infrastructure and energy sectors. She has over 31 years of experience in the management, planning and delivery of large projects. She is a director of Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, Harrison Grierson Holdings Limited, Marsden Maritime Holdings Limited, Ngapuhi Asset Holdings Company Ltd. She is Chair of the Safety and sustainability Committee and Chair of Development Committee.
MCivilEng, FIPENZ, FEAus, CMInstD Civil Engineer Female
Mrs Rukumoana Tira Marie Schaafhausen
Non-Executive Director 01/03/2021
Mrs Schaafhausen chairs Waikato-Tainui and Miro Berries. She is also the managing director of Te Waharoa Investments and a director of AgResearch. She is also a trustee of the Tindall Foundation and The Princes Trust. She has previously been a director of Genesis Energy. She is member of Safety, sustainability and risk committee.
LLB Commercial & property lawyer Female
Mr Robert McDonald
Non-Executive Director,Non-Executive Chairman 12/11/2015
Mr McDonald's finance career spans over 31 years in financial and risk management, developed over two decades with Air New Zealand. He is member of people committee.
BCom FCA(ANZ), PMD, MSCT, MAINZ, Male
Ms Victoria Crone
Non-Executive Director 12/11/2015
Ms Crone has over 21 years experience in the communications and IT sectors. Her experience spans from start-ups to mature products across consumer, small business and enterprise sectors. She is chief executive of Callaghan Innovation and chair of Figure.NZ. A former managing director of Xero New Zealand, she also held senior management roles in sales and marketing at Chorus and Telecom. She is also a member of Risk Committee.
MCom, MAdmin(Mark & Mgmt) Female
Mr David Smol
Non-Executive Director 01/10/2018
Mr Smol has over thirty-six years of work experience, including in the energy sector in the UK and New Zealand, for Conoco UK Limited, Electricity Corporation and ILEX Energy Consulting. He was part of the Contact Energy establishment team in 1995-1996 and a member of the team that developed the rules for the New Zealand electricity market. In 2008 David was appointed as chief executive of Ministry of Economic Development and, from 2012-2017 was the inaugural chief executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), following the merger of four government departments. He was made a Companion of the Queen's Service Order in 2018. He is Member of Safety and sustainability committee and chair of development committee.
Ms Sandra Dodds
Non-Executive Director 01/09/2021
Ms Dodds has more than 30 years' experience as a senior executive in infrastructure businesses in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. She has held regional Chief Executive, Chief Financial Officer, and operations roles. Ms Dodds has worked as a member of the group executive teams in ASX listed environments at Downer EDI and Broadspectrum Ltd (formerly Transfield Services). Until recently, she led the infrastructure sector team at Broadspectrum. Ms Dodds is an experienced non-executive director and is currently on the boards of Snowy Hydro Limited, Beca Group, OceanaGold Corporation and MACA Limited (mining and resources). She will also Chair the Contact's Risk Committee effective from 01/09/2021.
BCom,FCA(NZ),GAICD Chartered Accountant Female