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Leadership Team

Trustpower’s leadership team leads over 500 staff in New Zealand and Australia. Our senior managers bring together extensive skills and experience, gained in the power and other sectors, all around the world.

Vince Hawksworth C.ENG, MBA

Chief Executive

Vince Hawksworth

Our Chief Executive Vince joined Trustpower in 2010. Originally from the UK where he worked for British Coal, Vince moved to New Zealand with his family in 1993. Vince was Production Manager at Huntly Power Station before roles as General Manager Generation and General Manager Retail with Genesis Energy. Prior to joining Trustpower Vince was appointed CEO for Hydro Tasmania in 2006. Vince studied mining engineering at Trent Polytechnic in Nottingham, UK and has an MBA from Waikato University. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and a member of the Institute of Directors.

Our team is focused on creating shareholder value, delivering exceptional products and services to our customers and providing leadership and support to our staff. We are committed to being part of the communities we operate in.
Vince Hawksworth
Craig Neustroski

Craig Neustroski BE (Elect), Dip. Bus

GENERAL MANAGER TRADING

Craig oversees key areas of energy purchasing, hedge management and reconciliation. He joined Trustpower in 1998, working as Commercial Sales Manager, then National Sales Manager. Previously, he was at Southpower and the Electricity Corporation of NZ. At Trustpower, Craig has developed a strong working understanding of price volatility drivers, and of constraints issues on the periphery of the grid, where Trustpower has a significant customer base. Craig has a Degree in Electrical Engineering from Canterbury and a Diploma in Business.

Peter Calderwood

Peter Calderwood BE (HONS), ME, MIPENZ

GENERAL MANAGER STRATEGY AND GROWTH

Peter joined Trustpower’s predecessor, the Tauranga Electric Power Board in 1987 and has held senior management roles within Trustpower since 1988. In his present role he is responsible for company strategy development and regulatory affairs. Peter also is responsible for Trustpower’s growing Australian business. Peter is a registered engineer (Auckland University, First Class Honours) with a Master of Engineering. He’s a member of the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand.

Simon Clarke

Simon Clarke BA/LLB MInstD

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 member of the NZ Institute of Directors and sits 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, the BayTrust and Matua School. In 2010, Simon won the Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards Young Energy Executive of the year. He has a particular interest in renewable energy, transformational change, and emerging customer facing technologies. Simon leads the technology & ISP operations teams and the business solutions & project delivery/PMO teams.

Melanie Dyer - General Manager People and Culture

Melanie Dyer BA (Psyc Major), Grad Dip HRM, GAICD

GENERAL MANAGER PEOPLE AND CULTURE

In 2014, Mel joined Trustpower as the General Manager, People and Culture. Melanie has Undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Tasmania, a Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from Deakin University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Prior to joining Trustpower, Mel was at Hydro Tasmania for 11 years where she held various roles including People and Performance Manager, Manager Health Safety and Quality in the Corporate area, and Managing Consultant and HR Manager in Hydro Tasmania’s Consulting Business. Mel has a particular interest in Organisational Design and Business Transformation.