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:
Joe O’Connell BCom FCA CFInstD
Joe joined the boards of Electricity Invercargill Ltd and PowerNet Ltd in 2016.
He serves as a director on a number of companies and was chair of Invercargill Airport Ltd from 2011-2016.
He has worked in many industries including banking, insurance, transport, timber, concrete, petroleum distribution, drilling exploration, property and growing media.
Joe is a fellow chartered accountant of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and a chartered fellow of the Institute of Directors New Zealand.
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.