Management Team

David James
Acting General Manager
Contracting Services



David leads the Contracting group at Top Energy, managing the internal Field Services group of over 60 staff who complete maintenance and capital works on the Top Energy network as well as providing specialist external services.


David has 44 years’ experience in the distribution sector of the electrical industry, which started in 1975 with the Auckland Electric Power Board.  David has extensive Distribution and Contracting management experience with a high focus on safety and project delivery.

Before joining Top Energy in 2017, David worked as the Technical Manager for Downer in Tauranga co-ordinating the technical aspects of their electrical business throughout New Zealand. Prior to this David worked for Tenix in the Bay of Plenty as their Eastern Manager and was part of the bid team that successfully gained the maintenance contract with PowerCo.

David holds an NZCE in Electrical Engineering and is also a registered Distribution Line Mechanic.