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Senior Leadership Team

Jason Franklin
Chief Executive

 Jason has led PowerNet and its group of companies through significant change and growth during the past nine years. Jason has held senior roles in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. 

Kewal Bagal
GM Business & Customer Growth

Kewal joined the PowerNet team in 2020 with his appointment of GM Business & Customer Growth. Kewal is a highly skilled senior executive with an excellent track record in operational management, safety leadership and business improvement in the Utilities sector.

Anton Booyzen
GM Asset Management

Anton is the General Manager Asset Management at PowerNet, having moved to Invercargill from Aurora Energy, Dunedin. He brings vast asset management, engineering management and power quality experience to PowerNet. 

Greg Buzzard
Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer at PowerNet, Greg leads the Finance and Commercial team including Finance and Treasury, Commercial, Regulatory, Metering, Corporate and Risk Management. 

Kavi Singh
GM New Energy Development and Strategy

Kavi has been in the General Manager New Energy Development & Strategy role since 2018 when he returned from the UK, where he held executive roles with global energy and analytics companies.

Rangi Solomon
GM Health, Safety and Environment

Rangi has significant experience in health, safety and welfare and has previously held roles with the Southern District Health Board, the Canterbury EarthQuake Recovery Authority, Air New Zealand and Fonterra.

David Stevens
GM People, Culture & Communication

David joined PowerNet in 2019 as General Manager People, Culture & Communication. He is an experienced leader who is passionate about human resources and communication adding value for both customers and staff.

Rachael Watt
GM Business Support & Improvement & Acting GM Operations

Rachael was appointed General Manager Business Support and Improvement in 2019, after two years as PowerNet’s Business Improvement Manager. Her previous experience includes roles with Otago Power Services Limited and Deloitte.