Brent Norriss


Brent Norriss received the Editor’s Award for outstanding contribution to the sector posthumously. Brent laid the foundations of his long and distinguished career in the New Zealand electricity industry as an apprentice electrician. After 10 years at MainPower, Brent moved to The Lines Company where he was promoted from engineering manager to chief executive in 2013. In 2017, Brent joined the Commerce Commission. He brought his experience of contracting and asset management to asset management plan reviews, performance analysis and breach investigations. He died tragically on 3 February 2020 after being hit by a van while cycling in Wellington.