Powering people
at work and play



Judy Nicholl
Chief Executive  

Judy joined Counties Power as Chief Executive in October 2017.  Prior to this, Judy held the position of General Manager Aeronautical Operations at Auckland International Airport.  Prior to Auckland Airport, Judy held management positions in several industries, including Fonterra, New Zealand Police, AFFCO and Unitec.  Judy’s initial focus will be on embedding the strong safety changes the company has implemented over the last few years and on continuing
the excellent work Counties Power does in expanding and maintaining
one of the fastest growing electricity networks in the country.           


Geoff Douch
GM Asset Management

Geoff is responsible for planning, maintenance and operation of the Counties Power distribution network. He joined Counties Power in June 2015 after six years with Wellington Electricity - most recently as General Manager of Network and Operations. His prior industry experience was with Vector and Unison.



Dale Carline
GM Field Operations

Dale joined Counties Power in 2015, fresh from 5 years in infrastructure management at Tenix where he had a strong focus on the Powerco contract.   His Tenix team of 350 people across 11 North Island depots,  provided end-to-end fault response and capital development projects.  Dale has a background in telecommunications.  He spent 9 years as Head of Operations for Downer EDI where he managed 1600 people across New Zealand.  His goal here is a
safe, reliable, cost effective network that services the fast growing
Counties area well.


Tracey Kay
GM People, Safety and Communications

Responsible for developing the people and competency needed to support the business reach its goal of exceptional business performance, Tracey Kay ensures the Counties Power people strategies align effectively with the organisational goals.  Tracey has more than 20 years’ experience in human resources and safety across government, legal, hospitality, logistics and automotive industries – 
both nationally and internationally.

Andrew Toop
GM Commercial 

As General Manager Commercial, Andrew provides commercial and regulatory governance, manages business development and has oversight of IT and the Company’s unregulated businesses (excluding construction).  Andrew has 24 years experience in the infrastructure sector, having held management and analytical roles with Telecom, Hamilton International Airport, WEL Networks, TelstraClear, Ministry of Transport and the Electricity Supply Association NZ.

Conrad Harvey
Chief Financial Officer

Conrad joined Counties Power in 2016 from a background in manufacturing and ICT industries where he has worked for both local and multinational companies. Conrad has 17 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant and he leads the Finance & Procurement function and acts as Company Secretariat. Being a relative newcomer to the power industry his goal is to learn as much as possible about the sector while applying his previous knowledge and experience.   

Vivek Rajendran
General Manager Business Development 

Vivek Rajendran commenced in the newly created role of General Manager Business Development in January 2018.   Vivek’s role has responsibility for identifying, leading and reviewing strategic business development opportunities, with particular focus on the unregulated environment.  Prior to Counties Power, Vivek held various management positions Auckland International Airport, most recently as Manager, Commercial Performance – Aeronautical Operations.  Prior to Auckland Airport, Vivek held various finance and commercial roles with PricewaterhouseCoopers, McGrathNicol and Vodafone.


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