Non-Executive Director - Alpine Energy

Reference Number: 816653

Location: Timaru

  • Develop or Extend your Governance Career

  • Diverse, Challenging and Changing Industry

  • Commercial Focus – Community Benefit

Alpine Energy manages South Canterbury’s electricity distribution network (connecting over 31,000 customers) as well as operating a fibre optic communications network.  The company is owned by the South Canterbury community and as such, all profits go back into the community by way of dividends and local sponsorship.  The Alpine Energy Group also consists of subsidiary companies with separate boards, NETcon (an electrical contracting company), and Infratec (delivering renewable technology projects in New Zealand and overseas) in addition to complementary investments in metering and technology companies (On Metering and SmartCo) and an LPG supplier - Rockgas Timaru.

LineTrust South Canterbury, who hold a 40% share ownership in Alpine Energy, seek to appoint a suitably skilled director to the Alpine Energy board due to the upcoming retirement of a long serving board member. The new director will possess a strategic, commercially focused and innovative mindset and will work collaboratively as part of a Board of 5, contributing diversity of thought to ensure successful and sustainable long-term business performance. It’s an exciting time for the electricity sector, with disruptive technologies, an ever-evolving regulatory environment and changing consumer behaviour. Future thinking and the ability to respond to industry challenges and maximise new opportunities will be a key factor.

Applicants will have successfully contributed to the long-term future planning of a significant business – either at an executive or governance level – and possess a developing or proven track record of governance experience.  Proven strategic thinking ability, well-developed commercial acumen and a high level of intellect are essential. Knowledge and experience of working with new/emerging technologies, data management, environmental sustainability and renewable energy will be advantageous. Proximity to Timaru is highly desired but is not a prerequisite for application.  

The Board usually convenes 10 times a year (6 face to face). This is a remunerated appointment.

Further information about Alpine Energy can be found at:

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Further information regarding LineTrust South Canterbury can be found at:

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV.  Applications close on 26 May 2019.  Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

Click here to view the Candidate Briefing.

To discuss this opportunity in more detail please phone Nick Gee on +64 3 353 4354.

To apply use application form or email

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