Contracting Capabilities

Northpower provides contracting services across the North Island including engineering, infrastructure management and maintenance and construction.

Executive officers

Our executive management provide leadership and oversight to our business operations.

Our Chief Executive heads up the executive management team, who in turn, head up the various operating divisions and support services within Northpower.

Andrew McLeod, Chief Executive

BEng (Mech), PGDip FA

Andrew joined Northpower as Chief Executive in 2017 and has a background in infrastructure management and construction management, spanning the electricity, oil and gas, and water utility sectors.

Andrew is responsible for ensuring appropriate performance and positioning of Northpower’s group of businesses, with a focus on ensuring appropriate returns and outcomes for Northpower’s consumer owners.

Josie Boyd, Chief Operating Officer Network

LLB(Hons)/BA, MInstD

Josie joined Northpower in 2011, was its General Counsel for a number of years and prior to that worked in New Zealand and the UK in a range of private practice and in house corporate roles in the utilities, construction and professional services industries.

Josie has responsibility for managing Northpower’s electricity network, including engineering, asset investment, customer, operational, commercial, and regulatory functions.

Sunil Bhikha, Chief Operating Officer Contracting (Acting)

BCom(Hons), CA

Sunil has a breadth of experience across the contracting landscape and joined Northpower in 2019 as Commercial Manager for the Auckland region. He was appointed Commercial Manager for New Zealand Contracting in early 2021 and previously worked for Transfield Services (now Ventia) for seven years as Finance Manager across multiple large-scale contracts.

Sunil is leading our contracting business and is responsible for the overall performance as we continue to grow and diversify.

Darren Mason, Northpower Fibre Chief Executive

BMS (Hons), MInstD

Darren joined Northpower in 1996 and was instrumental in the company securing the Whangārei UFB build. Prior to his appointment as Northpower Fibre CEO in 2011, Darren was Northpower’s longstanding Marketing and Fibre Manager.

Darren is responsible for all aspects of Northpower Fibre as Chief Executive.

Ollie O'Neill, Chief Financial Officer


Ollie joined Northpower as Chief Financial Officer in 2018. He has over 20 years of financial and executive experience across infrastructure, construction, agri-business, finance and gaming sectors.

Ollie is responsible for optimising the financial performance of the group and for leading Northpower’s finance, risk, legal and strategy functions.

Ollie is also responsible for leading our renewable generation business.

Andrea O'Brien, Executive General Manager People and Capability

BAppMgt (Human Resources), Dip Bus

Andrea joined Northpower in 2009 and took on the role of General Manager People and Capability in 2016. Andrea has over 20 years experience in human resources, safety and quality management, previously working in the timber, forestry and mining industries.

Andrea is responsible for all people related activities including recruitment, training, development, people related performance systems and staff advisory.

Ed Overy, Executive General Manager Digital

BEng (Mech), (Hons)

Ed joined Northpower in 2023 and brings deep experience at an executive level in engineering, strategic digital, information technology, sales & marketing and operations management across the aviation, logistics, and defence sectors within New Zealand and internationally.

Ed is responsible for leading Northpower’s digital strategy and teams, ensuring we are well-placed to continue innovation while evolving and expanding our business to meet the needs of a changing energy landscape.