Consumer Advisory Panel

Consumer Advisory Panel - Vision

Established in 2018, our Consumer Advisory Panel creates a forum for open and ongoing dialogue with representatives of New Zealand's diverse electricity consumers.

Value statement 

We believe the Consumer Advisory Panel builds closer ties with our communities and helps us to become better aligned with electricity consumer needs and interests. We are committed to open, honest and meaningful engagement to see us change the way we do some things.

Our objectives 

  • Strengthen Transpower’s connection and trust with our consumers
  • Seek and listen to alternate views on our expenditure, operating processes and service priorities
  • Gain an understanding of consumers’ long-term interests and better integrate these into our business planning.

Our Consumer Advisory Panel  

Our Panel helps us to better understand the needs, issues and opportunities for New Zealanders as the country transitions to a low-carbon economy. 

The Panel bring together a broad and diverse group of people who represent all aspects of society, including those on lower incomes. It acts as an independent advisory body providing us with advice on a range of issues and opportunities.

Information about our Panel members can be viewed here:  Consumer Advisory Panel  [ pdf 160.37 KB ] 


Name Organisation
Fiona Gower Rural Women NZ
Hinemaua Rikirangi Independent Māori view
Tina Schirr Executive Director, BusinessNZ Energy Council
Dr. Paul Smith Head of Product Testing, Consumer NZ
Andrew Mitchell Financial Advisor, The Salvation Army
Summer Campbell Generation Zero
Karen Billings-Jensen Age Concern
Marilyn Hunt Independent Facilitator

Our engagement promiseOur Engagement Promise diagram

Read more about our engagement promise [ pdf 185.07 KB ] to those on our Consumer Advisory Panel.






Meeting calendar

Location 2022 meeting dates

Transpower's Wellington office:

Waikoukou, 22 Boulcott St, Wellington






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