Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Roger Sutton appointed CEO of Orion

Roger Sutton appointed CEO of Orion New Zealand

The new chief executive of Orion New Zealand is Roger Sutton, the company’s general manager operations, Orion chairman Linda Constable announced today.

Mr Sutton takes up the position on 1 May 2003. Ms Constable says the Orion Board was delighted to make the appointment and was excited at the prospect of working with Mr Sutton to take Orion forward.

“The appointment process was contestable with a strong field of 38 candidates from both New Zealand and Australia. He was an outstanding candidate.

“Mr Sutton’s appointment reflects the confidence the Board has in his ability to drive the company forward. He is highly regarded both in the energy sector and within the company.”

Mr Sutton says he is delighted to accept the position and looks forward to implementing the strong vision he has for Orion. “It is a company I obviously know well and I see clearly the opportunities we have for the future. I’m thrilled to be asked to lead it.”

Mr Sutton has worked in the energy industry for more than 15 years and has extensive experience at general management level, including managing operational and strategic development projects in the New Zealand energy industry.

He has operated at a senior level in both the electricity and gas industries in both customer service/sales roles as well as in the management of infrastructure. He played a key role in managing the gas retailing and network business, Enerco New Zealand, during the time it formed part of Orion’s business.

In his most recent role at Orion, Mr Sutton had key operational responsibility for the electricity network, and for commercial relationships with energy retailers and Transpower.

He has also been involved on a number of government industry groups, including being seconded to the Minister of Energy’s office as an advisor during the 2001 energy shortage, and as member of the New Zealand Energy Market rules committee, and market rules structure groups in the late 1990s.

He is a director of Energetics Pty, Australia’s largest energy consulting business, a board member of the University of Canterbury Centre for Advanced Engineering, and a trustee of Christchurch-based Community Energy Action.

Mr Sutton was appointed Orion’s general manager operations, in December 2002. He has been acting CEO since early March 2003.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Media: Julian Wilcox Leaves Māori TV

Māori Television has confirmed the resignation of Head of News and Production Julian Wilcox. Mr Maxwell acknowledged Mr Wilcox’s significant contribution to Māori Television since joining the organisation in 2004. More>>

ALSO:

Genetics: New Heat Tolerant Cow Developed

Hamilton, New Zealand-based Dairy Solutionz Ltd has led an expert genetics team to develop a new dairy cow breed conditioned to thrive in lower elevation tropical climates and achieve high milk production under heat stress. More>>

Fractals: Thousands More Business Cards Needed To Build Giant Sponge

New Zealand is taking part in a global event this weekend to build a Menger Sponge using 15 million business cards but local organisers say they are thousands of business cards short. More>>

Scoop Business: NZ Net Migration Rises To Annual Record In September

New Zealand’s annual net migration rose to a record in September, beating government forecasts, as the inflow was spurred by student arrivals from India and Kiwis returning home from Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Fletcher To Close Its Christchurch Insulation Plant, Cut 29 Jobs

Fletcher Building, New Zealand’s largest listed company, will close its Christchurch insulation factory, as it consolidates its Tasman Insulations operations in a “highly competitive market”. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Novartis Adds Nine New Treatments Under Pharmac Deal

Novartis New Zealand, the local unit of the global pharmaceuticals firm, has added nine new treatments in a far-ranging agreement with government drug buying agency, Pharmac. More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: English Wary On Tax Take, Could Threaten Surplus

Finance Minister Bill English is warning the tax take may come in below forecast in the current financial year, as figures released today confirm it was short by nearly $1 billion in the year to June 30 and English warned of the potential impact of slumping receipts from agricultural exports. More>>

ALSO:

Auckland Outage: Power Mostly Restored Overnight

Vector wishes to advise that all but 324 customers have been restored overnight. These customers are spread throughout the network in small pockets. The main St Johns feeder was restored around midnight allowing most of the customers in all affected areas to have power this morning. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand

Mosh Social Media
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news