Electricity Authority - Member

Date:  8 Jul 2024
Location: 

Wellington, NZ, 6011

Electricity Authority - Member

On behalf of the Minister for Energy, we are seeking candidates for appointment as a member of the Electricity Authority. The Electricity Authority is established under the Electricity Industry Act 2010 and is responsible for governance and regulation of the electricity sector. Its objective is to promote competition in, reliable supply by, and efficient operation of, electricity market for the long-term benefit of consumers.

Please see the position description for more information about the role.

Person specifications

 
Specific skills required

•   Proven governance experience
•   A genuine interest and in-depth knowledge of the New Zealand electricity market and wider energy systems
•   Extensive knowledge and experience of regulatory practice, including compliance monitoring, education and enforcement, systems management and regulatory economics
•   A strong procedural focus and the ability to think strategically

 
Other useful skills and capabilities

•    A deep understanding of the global energy environment, climate change and lowering climate emissions, emerging technological and related energy system trends, and their potential impact in New Zealand
•    Extensive knowledge and experience of regulatory practice, including compliance monitoring, education and enforcement, systems management and regulatory economics
•    Knowledge and experience of energy issues from a consumer perspective, particularly small business and vulnerable domestic consumers, or from an energy retailer perspective
•    Strategic financial capability, including audit and risk expertise
•    Legal expertise, in particular a practicing lawyer specialising in commercial and contract litigation, consumer law or dispute resolution
•    Strong business acumen, with experience in the operation of large commercial entities or capital-intensive industries
•    An understanding of te ao Māori and a strong connection to Māori business
•    Experience in industries which use, produce or convey large volumes of electricity

How to apply

For more information about this role, please see the position description: Electricity Authority – Member

Please apply by clicking the button at the bottom of this page. Applications close at 11.59pm on 31 July 2024.

For further enquiries about the position, email: boardappointments@mbie.govt.nz.