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 had 28 years 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 interests from 2006-2019. 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 2009-2022. Karen was appointed to The Power Company Ltd board in July 2022, and she is also a current director of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority and Electra Limited.

Karen is a director on the board of The Power Company Ltd (appointed 1 August 2022) and PowerNet Ltd (appointed February 2023).

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.