Our leadership team

Jono Brent

INTERIM ORION GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Jono was appointed Interim Orion Group chief executive in September, while the board undertakes a search for a replacement Group Chief Executive following Rob Jamieson stepping down from the role. He is responsible for the Orion Group, encompassing both Orion Network and Connetics, and will be driving the implementation of Orion's Group Strategy and Purpose - to power a cleaner and brighter future. He was previously Group Transformation Lead and before that, Connetics’ CEO. 

 

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David Freeman-Greene 

INTERIM ORION NETWORK CHIEF EXECUTIVE

David is responsible for running Orion’s core network business of operating a safe, reliable and sustainable electricity network. He’s the GO TO person for any matters related to Orion’s day to day operations. He was previously GM Commercial. David has a broad legal, commercial and regulatory background with more than 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. 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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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, a Trustee on the Christchurch Foundation and a board member at Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce.

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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 more than 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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Nikki Woosnam

GM PEOPLE & CAPABILITY

Nikki leads the people and capability team, which provides support and advice to the business on everything people related.  Nikki joined Orion in 2010 and is focussed on helping others to reach their full potential.

 
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