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

 


Warren Moyes standing down as Chairman of Northpower

Warren Moyes is standing down as Chairman of Northpower Limited.

Northpower’s Board of Directors will elect his replacement in late July.

Mr Moyes has held the role for 21 years and says he is leaving the company in the best shape of its 94 year history. Northpower’s asset value was just $52 million in 1991 and is now $423 million.

Mr Moyes was appointed Deputy Chairman in 1990 and elected Chairperson in 1993.

Under his guidance Northpower has expanded from a locally owned Northland electricity lines company to a multi-national operator with a presence in Australia and the Pacific Islands.

Northpower is now globally recognised for its expertise in building ultra-fast broadband fibre networks and as a leader in health and safety. It is also one of New Zealand’s largest multi-utility contractors.

Mr Moyes says leading Northpower for such a long tenure has been a privilege.

“It has been extremely rewarding growing with the company,” says Mr Moyes.

“The people at Northpower have achieved so much and they should be immensely proud. They have followed a solid strategic roadmap with backing from the Northpower Electric Power Trust.

“When people said we couldn’t do certain things we proved them wrong – time and again. In the early days our staffing level was in the low hundreds and now it is over 1200 so I am very excited about the future possibilities and on-going growth for Northpower.”

NEPT Chairman Erc Angelo says the impact Mr Moyes has had on Northpower is immense.

“The culture created and the industry respect Northpower has gained through the leadership and ability of Warren deserves to be acknowledged,” says Mr Angelo.

“What a wonderful way to leave Northpower – at an all-time high. I have no doubt

that future initiatives Warren becomes involved in will be all the better for his input and guidance.”

Northpower Chief Executive Mark Gatland says he could not have wished for a better Chairman.

“Warren has always maintained a strategic approach, allowed the business to grow and allowed people to take ownership of their own actions,” says Mr Gatland.

“He has always been absolute on integrity, doing right by people, being open, honest and up-front. And he has always been absolute in his belief that business success is delivered through people and by ensuring customers have nothing to complain about.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Scoop Business: RBNZ Starts Talks On Tougher Rules For Property Speculators

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is stepping up preparations to restrict lending to residential property investors as it watches house prices, particularly in Auckland, continue to rise strongly. More>>

ALSO:

Research: ‘Ageing Well’ Science Challenge Launched

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today launched the Ageing Well National Science Challenge, confirming initial funding of $14.6 million. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Govt Resisting Pressure To Pump More Cash Into Solid Energy

Prime Minister John Key says it is “not the government’s preferred option” to make a fresh capital injection into the troubled state-owned coal miner, Solid Energy, but dodged journalists’ questions at his weekly press conference on whether that might prove necessary... More>>

ALSO:

Lagest Ever Privacy Breach Award: NZCU Baywide Accepts “Severe” Censure In Cake Case

NZCU Baywide says that once it was found to have committed a breach of a former staff member’s privacy, it had attempted to resolve the matter... the censure and remedies for its actions taken almost three years ago are “severe” but accepted, and will hopefully draw a line under the matter. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: PayPal Stops Processing Mega Payments; NZX Listing Still On

PayPal has ceased processing payments for Mega, the file storage and encryption firm looking to join the New Zealand stock market via a reverse listing of TRS Investments, amid claims it is not a legitimate cloud storage service. More>>

ALSO:

Housing Policy: Auckland Densification As Popular As Ebola, English Says

Finance Minister Bill English said calls by the Reserve Bank Governor for more densification in Auckland’s housing were “about as popular in parts of Auckland as Ebola” would be. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news