Management team

Meet the decision-makers and people responsible for our operations.
Marlborough Lines

Ken Forrest

BSc Hons (Electrical Eng), MIPENZ

Managing Director

Ken holds an honours degree in electrical engineering, and has been the Managing Director of the Company since its establishment in 1993, having previously been General Manager of the Marlborough Electric Power Board.

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Katherine Hume-Pike

BCom, LLB, CSAP

Commercial Manager

Katherine joined Marlborough Lines in 2009 and is responsible for network pricing, maintaining the Company’s relationships with the energy retailers, forward budgeting and modeling, and special project work.

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Gareth Jones

BCom, CA

Chief Financial Officer

Gareth joined Marlborough Lines in April 2016, and is responsible for the Group’s finance, administration and ICT systems. Gareth is a Chartered Accountant, with previous experience working at KPMG in both audit and corporate finance areas. Gareth has significant experience in the electricity distribution sector having held a number of senior finance roles at Powerco Limited for the five years prior to joining Marlborough Lines.

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Stephen McLauchlan

MNZIM

General Manager Contracting

Stephen manages the Company’s contracting division, which employs the majority of the company’s staff. He has electrical and management qualifications, and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Management (MNZIM).

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Warner Nichol

DipEng (Electrical)

Network Operations Manager

Warner joined Marlborough Lines in November 2016 and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Company’s network.Warner has substantial supply industry experience with over ten years at WEL Networks and most recently managing projects for various power companies through his own consultancy business.


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