Shane Watson

PEET Trustee & EPECentre Board MemberShane Watson

Distribution Sector

Shane represents the distribution sector in the Power Engineering Excellence Trust, and has been a member of the EPECentre Board of Directors since January 2019.

Shane currently works for Orion New Zealand Limited in the role of Network Strategy and Transformation Manager. The role is responsible for the development of our Infrastructure strategy, which includes understanding the interaction between customer, environment, engineering and emerging technology and the impact of this on our people and network.

Shane has over 30 years working experience in the Electrical Power Transmission and Distribution industry. Over this time, Shane has undertaken a number of roles leading and managing people and projects across design, construction and asset management, strategic planning, resource management, risk management and operations. 

Shane has a BE in Electrical Engineering and an MBA, both from the University of Canterbury.  He has professional membership with the Institute of Directors, IPENZ, EEA and I hold an NZ Electrical Engineers Practising Licence. 

Shane’s continues to support the local, regional and national industry and community with involvement in various ENA and EEA industry working groups, forums and committees, a member of Canterbury Regional Utility Lifelines Steering Group and current Chair Papanui High School Board of Trustees.