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 12 years. Current governance roles include a diverse range of industries and companies, including Chair of Abano Healthcare and First Gas, and a Director of the Fonterra Shareholders’ Fund.


Dean Carroll

Deputy Chair

Dean has more than 30 years’ energy industry experience in New Zealand and internationally, most recently as CEO and Director of Lumo Energy Australia and Infratil Energy Australia. 


Professor Jan Evans-Freeman

Jan is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Engineering at the University of Canterbury and specialises in engineering and technology. Before moving to New Zealand in 2009, Jan was the head of engineering at Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom.


Bill Osborne

Bill retired as CEO of QV in 2015 to concentrate on governance. He is Director of Rangitira Services Limited and Ports of Auckland Limited, President of NZ Rugby and Chair of Planttech Regional Research Institute and Page Macrae Engineering.


Dr Tim Densem

Tim has held executive, senior management and engineering roles within electricity and gas network companies, electricity generator/retailers and tertiary training. He holds a PhD degree in electrical engineering.


Ilze Gotelli

Ilze has 25 years’ experience working in the global water and energy industries, with 11 years working in New Zealand’s water sector. She is currently Head of Major Developments at Watercare. She holds masters’ degrees in International Law and Diplomacy (The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy) and Urban and Environmental Policy (Tufts University).


Kathy Meads

Kathy is a Director on the Boards of Port Taranaki Limited, NZPM Group Limited, Enable Service Limited and Shipowners Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association (Luxembourg), and is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committees for each of these entities. Kathy is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.


Sheridan Broadbent

Sheridan has been working in executive and governance roles in the infrastructure, technology and energy sectors for more than 20 years. She is the Deputy Chair of Kordia and serves on the Boards of Timberlands and NZTA.