Leadership Team

Our Leadership

Together with the Chief Executive, our five senior managers are responsible for the operations of our business. More than 120 staff support these operations including: field services, electrical engineering, project management, administration and support.


Roger Sutton

Chief Executive Officer

Roger joined EA Networks on the 3rd of February 2020. Prior to this he was Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority and immediately prior to that led the Christchurch-based electricity lines company Orion. He is a Fellow of Engineering New Zealand.

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Brendon Quinn

Network Manager

Brendon brings more than 36 years’ industry experience to his role and is responsible for the company’s Asset Management Plan and Strategy, as well as our Network Investment Plans. He also leads strategic initiatives such as smart networks and network transformation in response to emerging energy opportunities. Brendon’s teams are responsible for operations, planning, engineering, control and design.


Tony Hannah

General Manager - Field Services

Tony joined our business in 2015 and currently manages more than 70 Field Services staff. He brings a wealth of experience working in the utility field in both Australia and New Zealand. His Field Services team is responsible for network maintenance and capital works, as well as ensuring the safety and reliability of our network.


Jeremy Adamson

General Manager - Customer & Commercial

Jeremy leads EA Networks' Customer & Commercial team, including Information Technology. He joined EA Networks in 2010 after spending the previous six years in the United Kingdom, working largely in the telecommunications sector. Jeremy is responsible for all customer-focused and commercial business strategies (including our fibre network business) as well as corporate communications, brand management and marketing. He is focused on delivering long-term sustainable value to customers, the community and our business.

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Mark Lester

Chief Financial Officer

Mark joined EA Networks in 2010 and is an experienced Chartered Accountant. He is responsible for managing teams within Finance, Accounting, and Administration. His key focuses include financial reporting, treasury management, people and performance management and asset management.

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Cindy Meadows

People and Capability Manager

Cindy leads the People & Capability team. She joined the team in 2021 and is an experienced human resources professional who has extensive experience across various industries. Cindy is responsible for managing the recruitment, development, and wellbeing of the EA Networks team.