Steve Bielby, Chief Executive
BA LLB (Hons) LLM (Lond)
Steve Bielby commenced as Chief Executive in January 2011. Prior to that he held executive positions in listed New Zealand energy Companies NGC Holdings Limited, Vector Limited and Contact Energy Limited over more than 10 years and spanning most parts of the sector. Mr Bielby began his career as a lawyer and was a partner in a leading national law firm.
Ian Dempster, General Manager - Operations
BE (Hons) MCom (Hons)
Ian Dempster, a foundation member of the Gas Industry Co’s executive since 2005, leads the Operations Group and a team of advisers with responsibilities for access and operation of gas pipelines, switching, downstream reconciliation, the wholesale market, critical contingency management, and compliance and enforcement.
Ian was previously a consultant for network industries including water, gas, ports and telecommunications. His energy sector experience also includes corporate finance and mergers, acquisitions and divestments arising from legislation-driven industry restructuring. He has a background in electricity generation planning.
Glenda MacBain, Corporate Services Manager
Glenda MacBain leads the Corporate Services Group, which is responsible for providing financial and administrative support, including human resources, risk, IT and property management. She joined Gas Industry Co in 2008, initially as Programme Manager, and then became People & Performance Manager, prior to being appointed to this position.
Glenda has previously worked in similar roles in Sydney and London and was Head of Practice for Westpac NZ Ltd’s legal business unit prior to joining Gas Industry Co.