Ian leads the Contracting group at Top Energy, managing the internal Field Services group of over 90 staff who complete maintenance and capital works on the Top Energy network as well as providing services for external contracting to other networks in NZ and the Pacific.
Ian has 45 years experience in the electrical industry including 32 years in the distribution sector, which started in 1984 with Bay of Plenty Electricity Limited. Ian has Distribution Network and Contracting management experience with a focus on the safe construction and delivery of network programmes.
Prior to joining Top Energy, Ian worked for Powernet in Invercargill as the Network Maintenance Manager, managing technical, distribution and vegetation staff in the planning and delivery of maintenance and construction. Ian also worked for Horizon Energy Limited in the Bay of Plenty before as the Operations Manager then Contracting Manager, managing faults, maintenance and project delivery.
Ian attended WINTEC in 2006 and is a registered Electrical Inspector.