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.


Jeremy Adamson

GM 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.


Pete Armstrong

GM Network

Pete Armstrong joined EA Networks in 2022 and leads the Network team, focused on the forward planning, engineering, asset management and network control functions to ensure our customers are well served into the future. He has over 29 years experience in the electricity sector across distribution, transmission, generation and consulting. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer specialising in electrical engineering.

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Nigel Thomson

GM Finance

Nigel joined EA Networks in 2022 and is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience both in public practice and across a range of industries in the public and private sectors. Nigel is responsible for managing teams within Finance, Accounting, and Administration. His key focuses include financial reporting, treasury 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.

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Myles Connew

GM Field Services

Myles joined EA Networks in 2005 as an Electrician bringing experience from transmission and generation sectors. Myles has held several roles during his time at EA Networks and is now responsible for our Field Services team. He is focused on maintaining and continuing to build depth and resilience in a highly skilled team that keeps the lights on and fibre connected, providing a great service to our customers and community.