Board of directors

As a State Owned Enterprise, Transpower’s Board is appointed by its shareholder – the New Zealand Government.

Pip Dunphy


Pip has worked as a non-executive Director for the last 15 years. Her governance experience has covered a diverse range of sectors and companies. She is also on the Boards of Ultrafast Fibre and ANZ Investments and recently became a member of the NZ Markets Disciplinary Tribunal.

Dean Carroll

Deputy Chair

Dean has more than 30 years’ energy industry experience in New Zealand and internationally. His previous roles included CEO of Lumo Energy Australia and executive roles in energy, generation and trading. He has also held directorships in Infratil Energy Australia, Direct Connect Australia, Energy Retailers Association of Australia, and Energy Online.  


Richard Aitken

Richard has spent more than 40 years with multi-disciplinary consultancy Beca and eight years as Executive Chairman, stepping down in April 2017. He is widely recognised as a leader in the engineering sector, and is an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to business and engineering. Richard has served on the Boards of Trustpower, Manukau Wastewater services, Panuku Development Auckland and Hutt Valley Water Services, and is currently the Chair of the Te Pūnaha Matatini Advisory Board. He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Auckland in 2016.

Bill Osborne

Former All Black, Bill is a professional director. He is Chair of Ports of Auckland and Page Macrae Engineering, Director of Rangitira Services Limited, and President of New Zealand Rugby Union. His recent directorships include Planttech Research, CoreLogic NZ and 2 Degrees Mobile.  He was also CEO of QV and Group Manager – International for NZ Post.


Kathy Meads

Kathy is a Director for Port Taranaki, NZPM Group, Enable Services, Shipowners Mutual Protect & Indemnity Association, Magic Memories Group, and is Chair of the Audit and Risk/Finance Committees for each of these entities. Kathy is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and serves as a Trustee on the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

Roger Blakeley

Dr Blakeley is currently an elected member of the Greater Wellington Regional Council and is Chair of the Council’s Transport Committee. Dr Blakeley is also an elected member of the Capital & Coast District Health Board. An independent consultant and qualified civil engineer, his roles have included Chief Executive of the Ministry for the Environment, Department of Internal Affairs, and Porirua City Council. Dr Blakely has a PhD in earthquake engineering and is a Distinguished Fellow of Engineering New Zealand.