Board of Directors

Brett Gamble

Chairman

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Brett Gamble is the CEO of the Ben Gough Family Office and Tailorspace Limited overseeing all portfolio investment, financial and philanthropic activities. He has a 20-year background in corporate finance and private equity investment, and has held executive roles in the energy and technology sectors. He joined the Enable Board of Directors in June 2012 and became Chairman in August 2017.

Brett is also a director on the boards of Southbase Construction Ltd, Masterguard Fire and Security Ltd and Canterbury Seismic Instruments Ltd. Brett also chairs the Foundation Trust Board at St Margaret’s College.

Mark Bowman

Director

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Mark Bowman is a Christchurch-based professional Director specialising in the governance and leadership of high growth businesses.

Mark has experience in the technology, telecommunications, healthcare, tourism, industrial, and energy sectors. Prior to his governance roles, Mark held senior executive roles with Navman, HP and Hitachi.

Bill Luff

Director

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Bill Luff has spent the last 35 years working in government and multinational business roles. Much of his experience has been with British Petroleum (BP) in New Zealand and overseas.

Since returning to New Zealand he has held a number of significant executive and board positions. Bill is currently Chairman of Ballantynes, a Director of Isaac Construction and Central Plains Water and a Trustee of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, the Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust and the Lighthouse Vision Trust. Bill was Chairman of Enable Services Limited from its establishment through until 30 June 2013.

Owen Scott

Director

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Owen Scott has 25 years’ experience in the New Zealand technology sector. Since 2004 he has been Managing Director of Christchurch-based strategic marketing company Concentrate. Prior to establishing Concentrate, he held a number of senior roles at Jade Software Corporation – including Vice President Operations, Jade USA and General Manager Marketing.

Owen is an Adjunct Senior Fellow for the University of Canterbury’s Engineering Management Programme, a trustee of the New Zealand Hi-Tech Trust, a member of the New Zealand Institute of Management and a Chartered Member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

Charlotte Walshe

Director

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Charlotte Walshe is CEO of Dynamic Controls, a leading global designer and manufacturer of electronic control systems for power wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Charlotte has run the company from its Christchurch base for eight years.

Before her current role, Charlotte held senior operations, sales and general management roles in the packaging and print industry – working for AEP Flexipac and Filmpac.

Tim Lusk

Director

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Tim Lusk was chairman of ENL from the formation of the joint venture company in 2011 until the change of ownership on 29 June 2016. Tim remains a Director of Enable.

Tim recently retired from a 40 year executive management career. His most recent role was CEO of Meridian Energy, a role Tim held for almost four years.

Tim has extensive experience working within complex regulatory environments in the telecommunications and utilities infrastructure sectors. He was General Manager Wholesale at Telecom from 2002 to 2006, and has held senior roles at Transpower and Power New Zealand Ltd.

Kathy Meads

Director

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Kathy was appointed on the Board on 1 August 2017. Kathy has extensive commercial and financial experience and has held senior executive positions with Telecom/ConnecTel, Ngai Tahu Holdings Corporation and Lyttelton Port of Christchurch.

She is currently an independent consultant, working with a range of clients on process improvements, business performance and strategic planning.

Kathy has governance experience from previous Board appointments, and is currently a Director on the Board of Shipowners Club (UK), Chair of its Audit and Risk Committee and a Trustee of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.