Board & management

  • Kevin Palmer - Chairman

    BMS, PGCert(Mgt), CA, CMInstD

    Kevin started at Trustpower in 2007 after previous experience as Chief Financial Officer in an electricity lines distribution company. Kevin is responsible for overseeing the finance and company secretary functions. In these roles he is responsible for providing strategic financial support to the Company and managing the operations of the capital raising, investor relations, finance function that includes over $500 million of debt funding facilities, financial reporting and financial transaction processing. Kevin is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and has a total of over 20 years of experience in the electricity industry.

  • Robert Carter - Director

    Trustee of the King Country Electric Power Trust, Robert operates a farming, forestry and contracting business in partnership with his wife Suzanne and son Travis.

    A registered electrician, Robert has had a long career in the electrical field, prior to commencing his full-time farming career. He formerly worked for both the former Taumarunui Borough Electricity department and the King Country Electric Power Board.

    Robert has also operated an electrical contracting business as well as a tourism enterprise, based on the Whanganui river.

    Robert has held many leadership positions in agriculture, education and local body spheres, both locally and nationally.

  • Peter Calderwood - Director


    Peter joined Trustpower’s predecessor, the Tauranga Electric Power Board in 1987 and has held senior management roles within Trustpower since 1988. In his present role he is responsible for company strategy development and regulatory affairs. Peter also is responsible for Trustpower’s growing Australian business. Peter is a registered engineer (Auckland University, First Class Honours) with a Master of Engineering. He’s a member of the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand.