About us

We’re all about innovation and working for our community, ensuring everyone gets home safely.

Our people are at the heart of everything we do

Overview of the ElectroNet Group
Our subsidiaries and what they do
Company History

Our Leadership Team

Our leadership team come from diverse backgrounds and each bring unique skills.

Our Executive Team are committed to our vision of being leaders in electrical energy and technology. The team is led by our Chief Executive Officer Peter Armstrong.

We have a range of career opportunities in 10 locations throughout New Zealand. Find out more about a career at the ElectroNet Group.

People and Careers

Peter Armstrong

Chief Executive Officer

Peter has been the Chief Executive Officer of Westpower/ElectroNet Group since April 2020. Peter is a chartered engineer and previously led the group consulting business Mitton ElectroNet for five years before becoming Group Chief Executive Officer.

Mark Blandford

General Manager Network

Mark joined ElectroNet in March 2022 in the newly created role of General Manager of Network. His previous experience includes senior leadership and technology roles in the primary and energy sectors.

Robyn Scott

General Manager People, Safety and Corporate Affairs

Robyn leads a team which provide health and safety, quality, and human resources expertise, along with administrative support across the Group. Robyn holds a Diploma in Health and Safety Management and was previously responsible for the Group’s health and safety management for over 20 years.

Christine Dormaar

Chief Information Officer

Christine was appointed in the newly created role of Chief Information Officer in April 2022. Christine has extensive IT experience in leaderships roles across many sectors and companies, including Solid Energy and recently Tait Communications. Christine brings extensive business and customer experience to all technology and innovation opportunities for the Electronet Group.

Rodger Griffiths

General Manager Generation and Technology

Rodger is a professional engineer with nearly 40 years of experience with the Westpower network, and West Coast hydro generation schemes. Rodger offers innovative solutions to customers across the whole electricity supply chain.

Stu McKay

Chief Financial Officer

Stu is responsible for the Group finance function. Prior to joining the Group, he held CFO roles for Brightwater Engineering and the Kaipara Group. A CA qualified accountant, Stu has extensive experience in contracting and mining, and has had a long affiliation with the West Coast through various roles with Solid Energy.

Simon Harvey

General Manager Contracting

Simon was appointed General Manager Contracting in August 2020. Simon leads the largest team within the Group. He has put in place strong leadership across the largely field-based team to manage this highly regarded and growing business.

Brad Rooney

General Manager, Consulting

Brad leads the ElectroNet Consulting team. He is a chartered professional engineer with extensive experience in the transmission and distribution industry within New Zealand and Australia, where he has previously held technical, business development and management roles.

Our Board

The Westpower Board, led by Sue Merriman, is comprised of Directors with diverse backgrounds and extensive experience across a number of industries including the power and infrastructure industries. The Board monitors and reviews management’s performance on behalf of the owners, the West Coast community.

Tim Bateman


Albert Brantley


Hamish Croft


Anthony Williams

Director, Audit Committee Chair

Hugh Little


Suzanne Merriman


Our Achievements

Everyday we are striving to achieve great things in energy, technology, and safety. We’re proud to have been recognised for the work we’re doing.

Westpower won the Innovation in Energy Award for Amethyst Hydro Station in 2014 at the prestigious New Zealand Energy Excellence Awards, and was recognised as a finalist for Westpower/ElectroNet Technology for this Award for PowerPilot in 2021.

ElectroNet Group awarded the Innovation Award for Power Pilot at the New Zealand Workplace Health & Safety Awards 2021.

We’re proud of the recognition our team has received through winning EEA awards. These include ElectroNet Consulting winning the Workplace Safety Award in 2018 for Virtual Reality for Site Induction Training and the Young Engineer of the Year Award won by Rebecca Marx in 2018 and Kieran Kennedy in 2015.

ElectroNet Transmission Line Mechanic Lucy Bain of Nelson was awarded the Future of Safety Award at the Transpower STAR Awards 2021.

Safety is our number one priority

We’re committed to ensuring everyone returns home safely at the end of each day. Keeping our people and our community safe is at the heart of everything we do.

To report a network safety concern, please call us on our 24-hour emergency line 0800 768 241.

24-hour Emergency


Sustainability is fundamental to the ElectroNet Group’s purpose and vision.

We are committed to doing our part to increase the availability and access of affordable clean energy throughout New Zealand and beyond, whilst reducing our carbon footprint. Our sustainability approach acknowledges our responsibility to people, communities, and the environment.

As a responsible company and employer, we will use our influence for positive outcomes. We are committed to demonstrating leadership in sustainability throughout our decisions. We will actively promote and educate our people to play their part in protecting the environment for our future, and the future of generations to come.

We’re proud to give back to our community

The ElectroNet Group’s purpose is to provide sustainable electrical solutions which enhance communities. With our purpose in mind, the aim of our community investment (sponsorship) relationships is to benefit our communities in a sustainable way. Sponsorships must fit the following criteria and all requests are to be made via this application form. Our sponsorship support can take a number of forms – financial support, our time, or in-kind contributions (provision of a good or service which is assigned a financial value) or a combination.

Criteria for sponsorships include:

  • that the sponsorship will be of benefit to a non-profit group or volunteer service within the community in which we operate, or the wider community itself (in terms of community events)

  • Westpower is here to provide long term sustainable solutions and to keep the power on for our community, the people of the West Coast.

  • the sponsorship should not be focused on any one individual, however every application will be considered on its merit

  • If you would like to find out more about applying for community investment support from the ElectroNet Group.