Our Executive Team.

Our Executive Team.

Meet our Executive Management Team who are dedicated to putting customers' evolving needs at the heart of our business and getting results for shareholders.

Vince Hawksworth // <span class="font-normal">Chief Executive</span>

Vince Hawksworth // Chief Executive

Vince joined Mercury in March 2020. Vince has considerable experience in the energy sector in both New Zealand and Australia. Most recently he was Chief Executive at generator/retailer Trustpower and prior to that, Chief Executive of Hydro Tasmania. Vince qualified as a Mining Engineer, working in UK coal mines and has an MBA from the University of Waikato. Vince commenced his career in the New Zealand energy sector at the Huntly power station and led both the generation and retail divisions at Genesis Energy. He led the demerger of Tilt Renewables from Trustpower and is now a director of Tilt Renewables.

Kevin Angland // <span class="font-normal">General Manager Retail & Digital</span>

Kevin Angland // General Manager Retail & Digital

Kevin joined us in 2016. He is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of our retail operations, and our journey in customer-led digital innovation. Kevin has a breadth of experience in digital transformation and in delivering some of New Zealand’s biggest technology projects. He was CIO of the Year in 2014, and prior to joining Mercury was Chief Information Officer at New Zealand’s largest insurer IAG – where he was responsible for the development and integration of platforms for some of New Zealand’s best-known insurance brands including State, AMI and NZI.

Nick Clarke // <span class="font-normal">General Manager Geothermal & SAFETY</span>

Nick Clarke // General Manager Geothermal & SAFETY

Nick joined us in July 2015. He is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of the company’s geothermal operations in New Zealand, along with contributing to developing and delivering on our broader strategic priorities. He also has overall responsibility for health and safety across the business. Nick has experience across a range of sectors offshore and locally, most recently with Spark as Wholesale and International General Manager.

Julia Jack // <span class="font-normal">Chief Marketing Officer</span>

Julia Jack // Chief Marketing Officer

Julia is the custodian of our brand, and responsible for Mercury’s sales and marketing functions. A primary focus is on the design of innovative products and services that inspire our customers to enjoy energy in more wonderful ways. Her background includes more than a decade of senior consumer marketing experience in the telecommunications sector, driving brand and product strategy along with business transformation initiatives and culture change programmes.

Phil Gibson // <span class="font-normal">General Manager Hydro & Wholesale</span>

Phil Gibson // General Manager Hydro & Wholesale

Phil is responsible for managing hydro operations, wholesale market activities and sales to large commercial and industrial customers. Phil joined us in 2004 and has held a number of roles across the business including Wholesale Markets Manager, and Head of Technology & Innovation in Consumer Markets. Prior to joining the electricity industry, Phil spent six years in structural engineering roles in Auckland, Wellington and London.

William Meek // <span class="font-normal">Chief Financial Officer</span>

William Meek // Chief Financial Officer

William joined us in 1999 and heads the finance, treasury, and investor relations functions. William was previously responsible for generation investment strategy and enterprise risk functions. He has 15 years’ industry experience in risk management, power development, wholesale markets and forecasting.

Lucie Drummond // <span class="font-normal">Risk Assurance Officer</span>

Lucie Drummond // Risk Assurance Officer

Since joining the business in 2012, Lucie has held various positions across our legal, customer, corporate affairs and finance teams. Lucie holds responsibility for our approach to integrating sustainability and ensures the appropriate governance and management of risk across all our activities. Lucie also oversees the strategic coordination of our R&D investments portfolio, including e.mobility and stationary energy (solar, distributed storage, grid-scale storage). Prior to joining Mercury, Lucie worked in sustainability roles and as a lawyer in both the UK and New Zealand.

Marlene Strawson // <span class="font-normal">General Manager People & Performance</span>

Marlene Strawson // General Manager People & Performance

Marlene joined us in 2012 and leads the company’s human resources strategy, employee engagement and internal communications. Marlene has more than 25 years’ experience in human resources, with a strong organisational development background including in telecommunications, banking and the health sector.

Tony Nagel // <span class="font-normal">General Manager Corporate Affairs</span>

Tony Nagel // General Manager Corporate Affairs

Tony joined the business in 2004 as General Counsel and now leads our legal, regulatory policy, government relations and corporate communication functions. In 2011, Tony was seconded to the Mighty River Power IPO team until the company’s listing in 2013. He led our re-brand process from 2015 until the launch of the new Mercury brand in 2016. Prior to joining Mercury, Tony spent 10 years at leading corporate law firms in Auckland and Wellington. He also worked in legal, commercial and executive roles in the telecommunications industry with Clear Communications and SamoaTel.