Steve Thompson (BCom, FCA(PP), CFInstD) joined the Aurora Energy Board in June 2016 and was appointed Chair in December 2016. He was previously a Tax Partner and Office Managing Partner with Deloitte in Dunedin and retired from the partnership in May 2015. He continues to provide corporate and taxation advice to a number of public and private entities. Steve is chair of electricity distribution network company Alpine Energy and its electricity contracting subsidiary NETcon. He is director of a number of New Zealand companies involved in the energy, construction, investment, manufacturing and professional services sectors. Steve is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Chartered Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.
Margaret Devlin (BA Hons, CFInstD) joined the Aurora Energy Board in July 2017. She is a professional director operating primarily within the infrastructure sector with a particular focus on audit and risk. Margaret is Chair of Watercare Services Ltd and Harrison Grierson Consultants Ltd. She is a Director of Meteorological Service of New Zealand, IT Partners and Waikato Regional Airport Ltd. Margaret is also a Councillor on the University of Waikato and the Waikato Institute of Technology (WINTEC). She has extensive experience in governance and executive management in New Zealand and the UK, primarily in the water and infrastructure sectors. Margaret is also a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Board. She is a Chartered Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.
Brenden Hall (BCom, CMInstD) joined the Aurora Energy Board in July 2017. He is an independent director and business advisor with over 30 years’ experience across multiple industries. Brenden is currently a Director of Unison Networks Ltd, ETEL Ltd and Unison Fibre Ltd. For 20 years, Brenden was a principal and founding member of HGM, a specialist consulting practice. In his consulting capacity, he was engaged to lead a range of projects and initiatives for a cross section of generation, transmission and distribution companies in the New Zealand electricity sector. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors.
Wendie Harvey (LLB) joined the Aurora Energy Board in November 2018. She is a professional director whose governance appointments reflect her interests in strategy development, organisation change, infrastructure management and the promotion of health and safety in the workplace. Wendie is currently a Director of Napier Port, Hawkes Bay Airport, Centralines, the Electricity Training Company, Quality Roading and Services (Wairoa) Ltd and Fire and Emergency New Zealand. Following an extensive legal career specialising in employment law and human resource management, Wendie brings a wealth of experience as a lawyer, executive manager and business consultant. She is also a Council member of the Eastern Institute of Technology and a New Zealand Gambling Commissioner.