Karen Sherry

QSM, BA, MA (Hons), LLB (Hons), C.FInstD

Karen is a director and shareholder of the legal firm Donnell Sherry Ltd where she specialises in commercial and trust law.

Karen has 28 years of experience in governance in the Electricity Industry as a director of Mercury Energy Ltd (1994-1999). Karen was first elected to Entrust (formerly Auckland Energy
Consumer Trust) in 1994 and was the longest-serving trustee and a former chair of the trust when she stepped down in 2021. She was one of two trustees appointed to the Vector board to represent Entrust’s interest from 2006 to 2019. During her time with Entrust and Vector, Karen was a strong advocate for Entrust’s consumer beneficiaries. Karen was also the chair of Energy Trusts of New Zealand Inc from 2009 to 2022. Karen was appointed to The Power Company board in July 2022, and she is also a current director of the Energy Efficiency and
Conservation Authority and Electra Ltd.

Karen is a former director of the Auckland SPCA, a chartered fellow of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand, and in 2014 she was awarded the Queens Service Medal for her services to the Electricity Industry.