Our leadership team

Rob Jamieson

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Rob was appointed Orion's chief executive officer in August 2011 and is a director of Connetics Limited. He has worked for Orion since 1994 in various capacities, most recently as General Manager Commercial. Rob has extensive electricity industry experience, including an engineering role in the generation sector, a commercial role for a private company, management experience with a rural North Island power company and managing wholesale electricity purchases for Orion's predecessor, Southpower Limited.

 

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David Freeman-Greene 

GM COMMERCIAL

David leads Orion's commercial team, which manages regulatory matters and compliance, industry relationships, pricing, billing, investment analysis and customer relationships. David has a broad legal, commercial and regulatory background with over 13 years in the telecommunications sector and, prior to that, was in private practice as a lawyer.

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Vaughan Hartland 

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Vaughan leads Orion’s finance function and is a director of Connetics Limited. He is a chartered accountant with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Vaughan joined Orion in 2017 and has previously held senior finance roles for Invacare Corporation and Dynamic Controls (NZ), BDO Spicers and Top Oil (Ireland). 

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Brendan Kearney 

GM GOVERNANCE & RISK

Brendan leads Orion’s governance and risk framework, and is a director of Connetics Limited. He is a chartered accountant with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and is a fellow of Governance New Zealand. Brendan joined Orion in 1988 and led Orion's finance function until 2017. He previously worked for the Electricity Corporation of New Zealand and international accounting firm Arthur Young.

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Craig Kerr

GM INFORMATION SOLUTIONS

Craig manages the information solutions function within Orion, which delivers information solutions infrastructure and provides and enhances information systems to support Orion's business processes. Craig has over 20 years' experience in the information technology sector, mostly within the electricity industry.

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Steve Macdonald

GM INFRASTRUCTURE

Steve leads Orion's infrastructure team, which manages the safe construction, maintenance, engineering and operation of Orion's network. He has over 20 years’ experience in different roles within the business, including our subsidiary company, Connetics. Steve is a current member of the Victorian Powerline Bushfire Safety Committee.

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Andy Miller

GM QHSE

Andy leads the Orion quality, health, safety and environment (QHSE) team, which provides QHSE governance, advice, support and expertise to the business, our customers and other stakeholders. Andy has a broad engineering and maintenance background along with over 15 years' quality, health, safety and environmental experience primarily gained in the aviation industry.

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Adrienne Sykes

GM PEOPLE & CAPABILITY

Adrienne leads the People and Capability function, providing strategic, tactical and operational support and advice across the Human Resources spectrum, including Payroll. Adrienne has experience in senior and executive People roles across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, not-for-profit and commercial iwi operations.

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Paul Deavoll

GM CUSTOMER & STAKEHOLDER

Paul leads the Customer and Stakeholder team and is responsible for Orion’s external relationships including communications, stakeholder and customer relationships, and sustainability. With almost 20 years’ experience within the telecommunications sector, Paul has a sound appreciation for the difference infrastructure and technology can make for businesses and communities. Paul has a strong engagement with his local community. He is Chairman on the Ronald McDonald House SI Trust Board and a Trustee on the Christchurch Foundation.

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