Rob Caldwell

Deputy Chair

Rob was Chief Executive of community-owned Electricity Distribution Business Westpower Ltd and the ElectroNet Group of Companies from December 2001 to March 2020. Rob led the group through a growth period which now sees it employing over 300 people with bases in Greymouth, Nelson, Christchurch, Wellington, New Plymouth, and Auckland.

Rob has previously been a Director of one of Westpower’s subsidiary companies for 12 years and has also held external Governance roles including six years as a councillor with Tai Poutini Polytechnic and eight years as Trustee of the West Coast Community Trust.

Rob is a proud West Coaster who is now semi retired and taking the opportunity contribute to the community through involvement in organisations such as Tai Poutini Polytechnic Limited.