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 and ensuring consumers have access to safe, reliable and affordable power.

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David de Boer

Principal advisor, regulatory and policy Email:  david@electricity.org.nz Phone:  +64 4 555 0074

A former economist and consultant with the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, David has considerable experience in network infrastructure. He has master’s degrees in economics, business strategy and finance. At the ENA he is responsible for strategy and providing our members and industry with advice and information.

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Brian Langham

Senior advisor, communications and engagement Email:  Brian@electricity.org.nz Phone:  04 555 0071

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.

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Richard Le Gros

Senior advisor, 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.