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Waipa Networks is 100% owned by the Waipa Networks Trust

Every 3 years connected consumers (the 28,000 or so customers Waipa Networks delivers power to) vote for up to six members for the Trust.

The Trust in turn appoints the Company Directors, who are responsible for the running of the Company. The last scheduled Trustee election was held in October 2021 the next scheduled Trustee election will be held in October 2024.

The current trustees are Craig Sanders, Sarah Matthews, Judy Bannon, Ray Milner, David McLean and Marcus Gower.

The Trustees

Our trustees consist of experienced professionals from various sectors in the waipa region.

  • Craig Sanders

    Chairperson

    I am a Te Awamutu resident who is an advocate for increasing home efficiency. I want to continue...

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  • Sarah Matthews

    Vice Chairperson

    Sarah MatthewsVice Chairperson I’m a Chartered Accountant with a professional career spanning...

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  • Judy Bannon

    Trustee

    I strongly believe Waipa Network Ltd should continue under the current Trust model, as it returns...

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  • Ray Milner

    Trustee

    Ray MilnerTrustee I have an electrical engineering degree and over thirty years’ experience...

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  • David McLean

    Trustee

    I have spent the last three years working to ensure the Trust provides consumers with a first-rate...

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  • Marcus Gower

    Trustee

    I live in Kihikihi and love being involved in my community. My family has been living here for many...

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  • Kayla Heeringa

    Secretary

    I joined Waipa Networks Trust at the beginning of 2022 as Secretary/Treasurer. I am a proud Waipa...

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We look forward to doing great things for you throughout our waipa community.