About us

Meet our team

Meet the management team

Greg Skelton

Chief Executive Officer

Greg has been the Chief Executive of Wellington Electricity since April 2009. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive, Greg was the Chief Executive of Alpine Energy Limited and has held various senior management roles in the electricity industry.  Greg has 30 years of experience in the fields of production engineering, electrical engineering and business management.  Greg holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, a Master’s degree in Business Administration and is a fellow of the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand.

Greg Smith

Chief Financial Officer and Branch Manager

Greg has been the Chief Financial Officer of Wellington Electricity and the New Zealand Branch Manager of International Infrastructure Services Company Limited since July 2011.  Prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer, Greg was the Group Financial Controller at Opus International Consultants and a senior manager at KPMG.  Greg has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance and business management.  Greg holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Administration and is a qualified Chartered Accountant with the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.

Brendan Drysdale

General Manager Service Delivery

Brendan has been the General Manager Service Delivery since September 2015.  Prior to this, Brendan held the positions of acting General Manager Network and Operations along with Capital Works Manager, having joined Wellington Electricity in 2009.   Before joining Wellington Electricity Brendan worked in distribution for Vector and in transmission for Transpower in a range of engineering, operations and project management roles. Brendan has over 25 years experience in the electricity industry. Brendan holds a New Zealand Certificate of Engineering – Electrical option.

Ray Hardy

General Manager Asset Management

Ray has been the General Manager Asset Management since August 2015. Prior to his appointment as General Manager Asset Management, Ray held a number of senior asset and project management positions with Transpower. This is Ray’s second tenure at Wellington electricity having worked as a distribution engineer and manager in the 1990s.  In total, Ray has 27 years of experience working in the electricity transmission and distribution industry.  Ray holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and is a member of the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand.

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