John Clarke
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John Clarke


General manager, grid development

  • Re-appointed in 2020.
  • Previously general manager operations from 2014 and had previously been general manager grid development 2008-2014.
  • Earlier spent 10 years in senior roles in Transpower’s system operator division.
  • Earlier career in the NZ electricity sector included roles in distribution and electrical engineering consulting.
  • Holds a BE in Electrical Engineering.


Otago Central Electric Power Board / Central Electric Ltd
Energy Trading Manager
Jan 1992 - Dec 1994
Engineering Group Manager – Electrical, Regional Manager
Jan 1994 - Dec 1998
Grid Operating Services Manager
Jan 1998 - Dec 2003
Investigations and Planning Manager; System Operations
Jan 2004 - Dec 2008
GM Grid Development, GM Operations, GM Operations and Innovation, GM System Operations and Innovation, GM System Operations
Jun 2014 - Present

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