Jamie Gray

Jamie Gray is a business reporter for the New Zealand Herald and APNZ wire agency

Five new SOE board appointments

Minister for State Owned Enterprises Tony Ryall, with Prime Minister John Key. Photo / Alan Gibson
Minister for State Owned Enterprises Tony Ryall, with Prime Minister John Key. Photo / Alan Gibson

The Government has made five new appointments to the boards of two state-owned power generators earmarked for partial privatisation - Genesis and Meridian.

The Minister for State Owned Enterprises, Tony Ryall, said Alison Andrew, Andrew Clements and John Leuchars had been appointed to Genesis.

Andrew is general manager for Orica Chemicals NZ and an engineer by training.

Clements, a former managing director of Emerald Capital, is a private equity specialist.

Leuchars is a director of KiwiRail and an engineer with international consulting experience.

Ryall said the chief executive of the Port of Tauranga, Mark Cairns, had been appointed to the Meridian board, as had Sally Farrier, an Australia-based electricity, gas and water industry specialist.

The Government has re-appointed Trevor Janes, Jon Hartley and Michael Allen to the board of hydro and geothermal power generator, Mighty River, which is expected to be partially privatised in September.

At Solid Energy, which is also on the Government's "mixed ownership model" list, Allan Broome has been reappointed, Ryall said.

- APNZ

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