Business Unit

Leadership Team



Neil Simmonds – with more than 20 years in the Electricity Distribution industry across New Zealand, Neil is our Chief Executive.   He is skilled in Business Planning, Management, Power Systems, Renewable Energy, innovation and a strong passion for business development, acquisitions and growth. When not at work, he enjoys a round of golf.  🏌️‍♂️⛳👨‍💼


Jo-Anne Hazlehurst – Jo-Anne is a highly astute, influential and respected senior professional.  Jo-Anne is our General Manager - People and Culture. This encompasses Human Resources, Property & Facilities, Health and Safety, and Training and Development. When Jo is not working, she loves spending time in  nature, exercising, with her family and  friends, and travelling.👩‍⚕️♥🦺🏢    

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Jenny Beale – Jenny is our General Counsel and brought her extensive in-house counsel experience in New Zealand and Australia to Electra two years ago. Jenny enjoys working for an essential services provider, the diverse nature of the Group’s activities and has proven instrumental in ensuring legal compliance across the Electra Group and new business opportunities. 💁‍♀️ 💁‍♀️



David Toon – David is our Group Chief Financial Officer. He is also responsible for our ICT functions across the Electra Group. David is a Chartered Accountant and has a robust commercial, tax and transformation background.  David joined us from the banking sector 18 months ago and has contributed to Electra’s financial position enormously.  David hails from Cambridge, so in his spare time, he enjoys getting back there to spend time with friends and family. 💲💰💹💱   


Mark Smith – Mark is the General Manager of our subsidiary business Electra Services, which trades under the brand SECURELY.  As a self-confessed coach, Mark enjoys working in environments with challenges, diversity and complexities.  Leading our SECURELY team, Mark is passionate about ensuring New Zealanders can live with confidence and independence by using IoT technology to enable aging in place and the security of people, things and places all connected through a state of the art monitoring service.  📈📱 



Dylan Andrews – With an impressive track record across the Tasman and locally in New Zealand, Dylan recently took up the role of GM – Lines Business, having previously been our Group Chief Information Officer.  This change in career direction is testament to his expertise, knowledge, innovative thinking, and dedication to knowing the Electra business inside and out.  Dylan is excited to apply his experience in technology and governance into the core lines distribution business.⚡🔌


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Workplace and Culture

Across the region, we strive to (and think we’re doing an excellent job) of making Electra a fun, inclusive, challenging, innovative and safe place to work!

We pride ourselves on our core values, of Safety, Respect, Professional, Accountable and Integrity, and these values flow through every facet of work we undertake.

We work hard, but we also love to have fun, from plentiful celebrations to Line Mechanic competitions, quiz nights and family fun days, we sure know how to come together.

Electra Benefits

We offer some great benefits and perks when working at Electra, See these below!

  • Training and Development 💻🌏

    The continued training and development of our staff keeps them motivated, challenged and keen to continue their employment with us!

    Alongside our Line Mechanic Traineeship, we have also facilitated more than 12 industry-related courses, and we’ve spent more than $13.4m in training our staff!

    What does this mean for you? The chance to hone your skills, learn new ones, and progress through the organisation.

  • Health and Wellbeing🏥♥

    At Electra, we’re committed to the health and wellbeing of all of our staff. Below, see what we offer, it’s pretty amazing!

    • Medical Insurance through Southern Cross to our employees, and discounts to their immediate families.

    • Southern Cross members can enjoy additional benefits from their Wellbeing
    partners, such as Specsavers, OPSM,
    Lumino the Dentists, Southern Cross Pet
    Insurance and many more.

    • Life Insurance cover – for our permanent staff members who work more than 15 hours per week.

    • Voluntary flu vaccinations for our employees are provided.

    • Bi-annual mole checks are available to our employees.

    • We offer an Employee Assistance Program to support our staff. We know that people navigate good times and bad times, our EAP program provides confidential counselling services and practical assistance to assist with mental and physical wellbeing struggles.

    • Introducing our “Fit for work” program – This approach prepares our field crews for the day through physical warm-ups and ensure complete recovery for those in physical jobs out in the field through physical warm-downs.

    • Other on-going wellbeing initiatives such as assisting with financial wellbeing. Employees have the opportunity to meet with a Financial Advisor to seek advice on reducing debt, investments, reviewing mortgage and interest rates, just to name a few.

    • Ergonomic work-stations and electronic standing desks are provided to suit everyone’s physical wellbeing.

  • A commitment to your safety🥽🦺

    We are committed to industry safety best practice and want to ensure you get home safely each and every day. We provide the most suitable and up-to-date PPE available to all of our field staff.

  • Competitive Remuneration💲💰

    We know that attracting and retaining the best talent in the market is tough. That is why we are committed to providing market-leading remuneration across our roles. Couple this with our regional locations and the affordable house pricing that comes with them, you’ll be well looked after.

  • Superannuation💲💰

    We offer Kiwisaver across the Electra Group with a company scheme tailored specifically to our staff.

  • Free on and off-site parking available 🚗👮‍♀️

  • Relocation 🏠✈

    Relocation assistance will be considered on a case by case basis.

25 Bristol Street
5510 Levin Directions 0212022809 View page


8011 Christchurch Directions


3204 Hamilton Directions

Levin Depot

12 Coventry Street
5510 Levin Directions 0212022809 View page


33 Tongariro Street
5032 Paraparaumu Directions 0212022809 View page


3330 Taupo Directions View page


100 Cameron Road
3110 Tauranga Directions

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