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New Director Announced for Aurora Energy

22 November 2018
Dunedin City Holdings Limited (DCHL) has appointed professional director, Wendie Harvey, as a Director for Aurora Energy with effect at 2 November to replace retiring director Dave Frow.

Wendie Harvey is a director of Centralines, the electricity network supplying Central Hawke’s Bay, the Electricity Training Company and Napier Port, Hawkes Bay Airport, Quality Roading and Services (Wairoa) Ltd and Fire and Emergency New Zealand.

She is also a Council member of the Eastern Institute of Technology and a New Zealand Gambling Commissioner.

Her governance appointments reflect her interests in strategy development, organisational change, infrastructure management and the promotion of health and safety in the workplace

Aurora Energy Chair Steve Thompson said Mrs Harvey will bring a wealth of experience from her extensive legal career specialising in employment law and human resource management and her career as executive manager and business consultant.

Wendie Harvey joins the other Directors on the Board of Aurora Energy - Steve Thompson (Chair), Margaret Devlin and Brenden Hall.

Wendie Harvey replaces former director, Dave Frow, who stepped down from the Board by rotation at the conclusion of his second three-year term. Chair Steve Thompson thanked Mr Frow for his contribution to the Board and to the governance of organisation during a period of significant transformation for Aurora Energy.

Aurora Energy is New Zealand’s seventh largest electricity network by customer connections, supplying electricity to nearly 90,000 homes, farms and businesses in Dunedin, Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes. Aurora Energy Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dunedin City Holdings Limited, owned by the Dunedin City Council.