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TrustPower Welcomes 25 Years of Experience

As the newly appointed Chief Executive of TrustPower I am looking forward to continuing the successful growth of the Company.

I expect to use my 25 years of experience in the energy and manufacturing sector to complement and build on the talented team at TrustPower and I am excited by the opportunity to lead the Company.

I believe my experience in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand will bring a broad perspective to the TrustPower business. Of particular value is my understanding of the market and renewable energy sector in Australia.

The New Zealand and Australian energy sectors are undergoing significant change. In New Zealand the electricity sector faces the greatest reforms for a decade. My experience of previous New Zealand reform processes and my time leading both generation and retail energy business units give me valuable insight into how markets respond to reforms.

In Australia, the debate about carbon pricing and the implementation of the renewable energy target create uncertainty, however, it is clear that if Australia is to make any progress in meeting its targets with respect to climate change policy the mix of generation plant will have to change. TrustPower is well positioned to contribute to this change through its wind farm developments.

For TrustPower these challenges provide opportunities, it is the ability to make smart investments when market conditions are favourable that will enable TrustPower to continue our high levels of performance.

TrustPower has engaged people, good stakeholder relationships and commercially focused Board and management.

This means that we can feel positive and excited about the future of our Company.  


Vince Hawksworth

Chief Executive