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Mighty River Power Appoints General Manager Human Resources

09 November 2012
Mighty River Power Appoints General Manager Human Resources

Mighty River Power has appointed Marlene Strawson to the position of General Manager Human Resources, to take up the role on 19 November 2012.

Chief Executive, Doug Heffernan, said Ms Strawson’s appointment would bring a depth of HR and management experience to Mighty River Power’s Executive Team.

“We are delighted to be welcoming someone with Marlene’s experience in a wide range of sectors including telecommunications, banking and health, and working with organisations of similar scale and workforce composition to Mighty River Power.”

Ms Strawson was most recently Director Human Resources for Yellow Pages Group, with other roles including time with BNZ and overseas.

Mighty River Power announced in September the resignation of GM Human Resources, Tracy Ellis, who leaves Mighty River Power at the end of November to take up her new role as People & Culture Director with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, commencing on 3 December 2012.


About Mighty River Power Mighty River Power is one of New Zealand’s largest electricity companies – with its core business based on reliable, low fuel-cost electricity generation complemented by sales to businesses and homes, which account for about 18% of New Zealand’s total electricity consumption. The Company operates nine hydro power stations, four geothermal plants and a multi-unit gas-fired station. More than 90% of its electricity production is from renewable sources. Mighty River Power sells electricity through multiple channels and retail brands, including Mercury Energy, GLO-BUG, Bosco Connect and Tiny Mighty Power.

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