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.