Since 1991, Tony has been closely involved
at a senior level in various major reforms to the New Zealand
He was the Government's
chief negotiator and coordinator in separating the Electricity
Corporation into the current four generator-retailers: Contact,
Meridian, Genesis, and Mighty River Power.
Tony was also closely involved in the corporatisation
of lines companies, a major review of Comalco's contracts,
the separation of Transpower, transmission pricing policy,
the formation of the wholesale market, the separation of lines
from generation and retail, and responding to various security
of supply events.
Tony was earlier involved in multidisciplinary
reviews relating to the ownership of Manapouri and smaller
Over recent years, Tony has advised the Electricity
Commission on security of supply policy, and chaired industry
groups in developing model retail contracts and improving
the electricity hedge market.
Tony has strong relationships at a senior
level with a wide range of market participants, government
agencies, service providers, and other consultants.