Stephen currently holds the role of Executive General Manager – Operations for Transpower, New Zealand. Stephen is accountable for the real time operation of both the transmission grid and operation/security of the electricity market. Stephen was appointed to this role in 2020, having previously held the role of Executive General Manager Grid Development since 2014.
Stephen is an enthusiastic leader and professional engineer with more than 30 years’ experience of generation, transmission, distribution, and market systems, including engineering, asset management, market design, and regulatory instruments. He has had a varied career within the electricity industry, including roles with the C.E.G.B, National Power, Nuclear Electric, Midlands Electricity Plc, Parsons Brinckerhoff Power, Meridian Energy, Mitton ElectroNet, and the investment bank Dresdner Kleinwort Benson.
Stephen has a BEng in Electromechanical engineering, an MBA, an engineering based PhD, and is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of IPENZ (NZ) and the IET (UK).