James Tipping - Trustpower


In a career spanning 15 years, James has developed into one of New Zealand's most influential young energy leaders. Since starting out as an energy market modeller, James has worked internationally in market analysis, policy and market design, risk management, and generation development. He now leads Trustpower's strategy development and regulatory affairs, across electricity, gas and telecommunications.

James's recent highlights include:

  • increasing company-wide engagement in Trustpower's strategy;
  • forming and leading an industry working group on energy vulnerability, resulting in 12 retailer CEOs agreeing to measures to improve outcomes for their most vulnerable customers; and
  • positively influencing significant national regulatory workstreams.