About us

Meet our team

Meet the management team

Greg Skelton

Chief Executive Officer

Greg has been the Chief Executive of Wellington Electricity since April 2009. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive, Greg was the Chief Executive of Alpine Energy Limited and has held various senior management roles in the electricity industry.  Greg has 30 years of experience in the fields of production engineering, electrical engineering and business management.  Greg holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, a Master’s degree in Business Administration and is a fellow of the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand.

Brendan Drysdale

General Manager Service Delivery

Brendan has been the General Manager Service Delivery since September 2015.  Prior to this, Brendan held the positions of acting General Manager Network and Operations along with Capital Works Manager, having joined Wellington Electricity in 2009.   Before joining Wellington Electricity Brendan worked in distribution for Vector and in transmission for Transpower in a range of engineering, operations and project management roles. Brendan has over 25 years experience in the electricity industry. Brendan holds a New Zealand Certificate of Engineering – Electrical option.

Ray Hardy

General Manager Asset Management

Ray has been the General Manager Asset Management since August 2015. Prior to his appointment as General Manager Asset Management, Ray held a number of senior asset and project management positions with Transpower. This is Ray’s second tenure at Wellington electricity having worked as a distribution engineer and manager in the 1990s.  In total, Ray has 27 years of experience working in the electricity transmission and distribution industry.  Ray holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and is a member of the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand.

Clive Smith

Chief Financial Officer

Clive has been the Chief Financial Officer of Wellington Electricity since November 2017.  Prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer, Clive was Chief Financial Officer at Southern District Health Board and MetService.  Clive has 24 years senior financial and management accounting expertise with 12 ½ years being in the energy sector.  Clive is a Fellow of Chartered Global Management Accountants, a member of the N.Z. Institute of Directors and has a MBA (Henley Management College) UK.

How helpful was this page?

You have not rated this page yet

Thanks, your feedback has been successfully submitted

To help improve our service, what feedback can you give us about this page?

No thanks, I'll skip

In an emergency please contact our 24 hour Electricity Emergency Line

0800 248 148

For all other matters, please view our contact details here or call your electricity retailer