James Carmichael

BE (Engineering) FEngNZ CMInstD

James is chair of the PowerNet Ltd board and director of The Power Company Ltd (appointed 1 August 2022). He has over 45 years of experience in the development of large infrastructural projects. Initially, his involvement was as a professional engineering consultant then he joined PowerGen PLC in the role of Business Development Director in South East Asia, as well as PowerGen International’s regional director Asia-Pacific.

James has held several governance roles, including directorships on the boards of listed entities including Ranhill Power (Malaysia) and Vector Ltd (New Zealand). James also provides independent strategic advisory and consulting services to companies seeking to expand their business internationally.

James has a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Canterbury University, is a fellow of Engineering NZ (FEngNZ), and is a chartered member of the Institute of Directors New Zealand (CMInstD). He is an alumnus of the Columbia University School of Business.