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Board of Directors – Electricity Invercargill Ltd.

The Electricity Invercargill Ltd Directors’ responsibilities are governed by the company’s constitution and the Companies Act 1993. The directors’ roles include determining policy, preparing a Statement of Intent, Business Plan and Asset Management Plan, monitoring PowerNet’s performance, reporting to the shareholder (Invercargill City Holdings Limited), publishing an Annual Report and ensuring PowerNet complies with relevant legislation.

The Directors are:


Thomas Campbell BSc (Metallurgy) CFInstD

Tom is chair of Electricity Invercargill Ltd and chair of Southern Generation GP Ltd, a former managing director of Comalco and former general manager of the Tiwai Smelter. He now works as an independent company director.

Tom’s directorships include PowerNet Ltd, Todd Corporation Ltd and Port Otago Ltd. He was chair of both the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) and the Southland Regional Development Strategy governance group.

Tom is a chartered fellow of the Institute of Directors.

Paul Kiesanowski BCom FCA CMInstD

Paul joined the board of Electricity Invercargill Ltd in 2019.

He is a former partner of KPMG. Paul brings strong financial management, risk management and assurance skills over a career working with a large number of clients.

Paul’s directorships include PowerNet Ltd, Craigpine Timber Ltd, Red Bus Ltd and Amalgamated Holdings Ltd.

Paul was until recently a commissioner for the Earthquake Commission.

Paul is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and a chartered member of the Institute of Directors.

Stephen Lewis CMInstD, CEng, FIET, MIAM

Stephen joined the board of Electricity Invercargill Ltd. In November 2020

Stephen is a company director and business consultant with over 45 years’ experience in the electricity supply industry. He has previously held executive directorships, senior executive, and senior operational roles in the electricity supply industry in the UK, US, and South America.

His current directorships include MainPower NZ Ltd, Mt Cass Wind Farm Ltd and Greenpower NZ Ltd. He has previously held governance positions in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors across a wide range of sectors including the arts.

Stephen is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Member of the Institute of Asset Management.