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Company Ownership, Directors and Management
Aurora is wholly owned by Dunedin City Holdings Limited (DHCL); an investment company owned by the Dunedin City Council.
DHCL’s other interests include:
- City Forests Limited (100%)
- Delta Utility Services Limited (100%)
- Dunedin City Treasury Limited (100%)
- Dunedin International Airport Limited (50%)
- Taieri Gorge Railway (72%)
Raymond S Polson
B.Com, CA(PP), appointed 1994
Ray Polson joined the Aurora Board in 1994. He is a professional company director and has previously practised as a Chartered Accountant. He is Chair of Aurora Energy Ltd, Delta Investments Limited, Ophir Gold Ltd and Macalister Todd Phillips. He is a Director of Luggate Nominee Ltd and Marsh Advisory Board. He was founding partner of South Island chartered accountancy firm Polson Higgs. He is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and Accredited Fellow of the Institute of Directors.
Stuart J McLauchlan
A.F.Inst.D., B.Com, CA(PP), Appointed June 2007
Stuart McLauchlan joined the Aurora Board in 2007. He is a practising chartered accountant and partner in the firm GS McLauchlan. He is Chair of PHARMAC, Scott Technology Ltd, UDC FInance Ltd and Dunedin International Airport Ltd. He is a Director of Aurora Energy Ltd, AD Instruments Pty Ltd, Cargill Hotel 2002 Ltd, Dunedin Casinos Ltd, Lund South Ltd, Otago & Southland Employers Association and Scenic Circle Hotels Ltd. He is Pro-Chancellor of University of Otago and the Crown Monitor to Southern District Health Board. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and an Accredited Fellow of the Institute of Directors.
BScEng, HBS AMP, FIPENZ, MInstD, Appointed November 2012
Dave joined the Aurora Board in November 2012. Dave has an extensive background in the energy industry and was the former chief executive of the state-owned enterprise Electricity Corporation of New Zealand (ECNZ). He is a Director of Aurora Energy Ltd, ETEL Ltd, ETEL Pty Ltd (Aus) and Holmes Fire LP. He is Chairman of the Bioresource Processing Alliance and was formerly Chairman of Transpower NZ Ltd, DesignPower Ltd and of Powermark Ltd. He was formerly a director of Waste Management Ltd and Unison Networks Ltd and was a member of the Telecom Independent Oversight Group. Dave is a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand (IPENZ) and a Member of the Institute of Directors.
Dr Ian Parton
BE(Hons), PhD, DistFIPENZ, FInstD, Appointed November 2012
Ian joined the Aurora Board in November 2012. He is a professional company director and has an extensive background in consulting engineering. He is a Director of Aurora Energy Ltd, Auckland Transport Ltd, Skellerup Holdings Ltd and Construction Techniques Ltd and was previously Chairman of Babcock Fitzroy Ltd. He is Pro-Chancellor of the University of Auckland. Previous roles include transition chief executive of Watercare Services Ltd and managing director of consulting engineering firm Meritec Group Ltd (formerly Worley Group Ltd). Ian is a Distinguished Fellow and Past-President of the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand (IPENZ) and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.
Aurora's distribution assets are operated and maintained under contract by Delta Utility Services Ltd.