Emma Ihaia

MA First Class Hons (Economics)

Emma is a company director with 25 years of experience in economic regulation. As an economics consultant, she has advised utilities in New Zealand, Australia, Europe, the Caribbean and the Pacific Islands on network regulations and pricing.

Emma is a director on the board of Electricity Invercargill Ltd. She is also on the board of Nelson Airport Ltd, a self-employed director of Link Economics, and a charitable trust Trustee. She previously spent four years on the executive team of Network Tasman as the regulatory and commercial manager. She has also chaired working groups for Electricity Networks Aoteraroa (ENA).

Emma has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts (from the University of Auckland) in economics and is a member of the Institute of Directors.

In addition to her detailed knowledge of electricity network regulation, she brings commercial analysis and stakeholder engagement skills.