Management Team

Steve Bielby ID 9209

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 ID 9210

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.

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Susan Dunne, General Manager Corporate Services 


Susan Dunne joined Gas Industry Co in April 2013 as Senior Legal Counsel. She was appointed Company Secretary in 2014 and General Manager Corporate Services in May 2017. As well as providing legal and company secretarial services to Gas Industry Co, Susan leads the Corporate Services team responsible for administrative support functions including finance, technology, human resources, risk and property management.

Prior to joining Gas Industry Co, Susan worked as both Legal Counsel and Tax Manager at Westpac New Zealand Limited. Susan began her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Wellington.

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