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Simon Young

BBS, Dip Hort Sci., M Sci (International Agriculture), M. Phil (Econ)

Simon is a company director and executive with over 25 years’ experience in the electricity industry and has worked throughout the value chain.

Simon is a director on the board of Electricity Invercargill Ltd (appointed November 2021). He is a non-executive director of Top Energy, and its subsidiary Ngawha Generation. Previously, he was a non-executive director of a number of electricity-related public and private companies including listed entity TrustPower.

Simon is currently, or was previously, involved as an executive director of Utilise Ltd, Opunake Hydro, and Alliant Energy New Zealand Ltd where he managed significant electricity investments in Australasia, and was founding executive director of Empower.

With deep commercial experience throughout the electricity value chain, from start-up to sale, and from electricity distribution to generation and retail, Simon brings a well-developed judgement to commercial decisions.