Simon MacKenzie - Group Chief Executive, Vector
As Group CEO of Vector, NZ’s largest electricity distribution business in Auckland, Simon has extensive experience in the infrastructure sector, including strategy, regulation, network management, information technology and telecommunications. He leads Vectors transformation into the new energy sector to create the new energy future.
Vector recently acquired SEANZ member PowerSmart Solar as well as HRV/Eco-products, galvanising Vectors position as a key player in the solar PV, battery and associated technology space. Vector also recently signed up as one of NZ’s leading businesses to commit to the new low carbon economy, as sustainability sits at the heart of Vectors position.
Simon shares his insights into the new era. With interconnections of solar PV, EV’s, V2G, P2P, poles and wires, and the key of building resilience into our electricity system using solar PV and battery powered mini and micro-grids, he addresses the necessity of building such sooner than later to ensure the drive, to not only a low carbon economy but a stronger system to ensure continuity of our business and personal lives.