Transpower's refreshed board: what does it mean for electricity?

Transpower's refreshed board: what does it mean for electricity?
Would-be nation-builder Keith Turner is a powerful advocate for his own views. (Image: BusinessDesk)
Pattrick Smellie
Barely noticed in the flurry of Christopher Luxon's ascension to the leadership of the National party have been two intriguing appointments to the board of the national grid operator, Transpower.Barely noticed, that is, outside the electricity industry.Within the sector, however, the appointment of Meridian Energy's founder chief executive Keith Turner and Heather Simpson, former Labour prime minister Helen Clark's chief of staff, has some folk picking themselves up off the floor from shock.Others are trying to interpret moves that...

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