General Manager Business Solutions and Technology
Simon joined Trustpower in September 2011. He has held a number of senior executive roles in the energy, technology and legal sectors and was previously CEO of advanced metering service provider, Arc Innovations. Simon has degrees in law and politics from the University of Otago and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Programme at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a Chartered Member of the NZ Institute of Directors and previously sat on the ministerial appointed NZ Smart Grid Forum. Locally, Simon sits on the boards of Priority One (WBOP Economic Development Agency), the Tauranga Art Gallery Trust and the Bay of Plenty Community Trust (BayTrust). He has a particular interest in governance, renewable energy, digitisation and emerging customer facing technologies. Simon leads Trustpower's IT & ISP operational platform teams and overseas the company’s cross functional Agile delivery teams.