Our directors


Paul Munro

B.Com (Finance & Accounting), FCA, CFInstD

Paul joined the Orion board for the second time as a director in February 2022 and was appointed as Interim Chair on 1 April 2022. He was Chief Executive of Christchurch City Holdings Limited for almost six years until March 2022. Prior to CCHL, Paul was a Corporate Finance Partner with Deloitte for 24 years. He was a director of Orion from 2012 to 2016, and is currently a director of EA Networks, Toitū Envirocare, Online Distribution, Lynn River, and MHV Water. He is a Chartered Accountant Fellow of CAANZ and a Chartered Fellow of the IoD.


Jen Crawford 

BA (Hons) LLB, CMInstD

Jen was appointed as an Orion director in August 2021. She is a professional director with a background in resource management and infrastructure projects. Jen has governance experience in a range of sectors and practiced for more than 20 years as a specialist lawyer in New Zealand and the UK, including as a Partner at Anderson Lloyd. Jen is currently a director of MHV Water, Mahaanui Kurataiao, Nelmac and Rangitata Diversion Race Management Limited. Jen is a Chartered Member of the IoD and a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. 


Sally Farrier

BE (Hons), MBA, GDipAppFin

Sally was appointed as an Orion director in August 2020.  She has more than 20 years’ experience as non-executive director with specialist expertise in economic regulation and governance of energy, utilities and infrastructure. Sally is a director of AusNet Services Ltd which owns and operates an electricity distribution network in Victoria, Australia, and is a former director of Meridian Energy. She has served on Ministerial panels, determination and review bodies related to pricing, planning and reform. She is an active angel investor and was a member of the team that founded Patientrack in the early 2000s.


Bruce Gemmell

BBS, CA (NZ and AU)

Bruce was appointed as an Orion director in September 2016. He is a professional director. Bruce was formerly a senior partner of international accounting firm EY. Bruce is Chancellor of Lincoln University. He is also either a director or trustee of the Highlanders rugby franchise, Miramar Consolidated Limited, Planz Consultants Limited, Central  Plains Water Limited, Lincoln Agritech Limited and other companies. Bruce also consults to corporates on matters of value, capital raising and restructuring.


Jason McDonald

BE Elec (Hons), MBA (Technology Management)

Jason was appointed as an Orion director in August 2017 and is a director of Orion’s subsidiary Connetics. Jason is an independent energy consultant and professional director. He is currently a director of Helios Energy and a governor of Scots College and is formerly a director of Mevo, Top Energy and Red Bus. Jason has 30 years’ experience in the energy sector including a number of executive roles at Meridian. He is a Chartered Member of the NZ Institute of Directors.    


Mike Sang


Mike was appointed as an Orion director in August 2021. He has a finance background with a career in a variety of sectors including roles as CEO of Ngai Tahu Holdings and CFO of PGG Wrightson. He is a professional director and has had a number of directorships with current roles including Government Super Fund Authority and BRANZ. Mike is a Chartered Member of the IOD and a Chartered Accountant with CAANZ.