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The Master Electrician teams is based in Wellington with regional managers present across the country

Wellington head office team

Mathew Lawrence

Acting Chief Executive Officer & General Manager – Operations

As the Operations Manager, Mat oversees the smooth functioning of operational aspects within Master Electricians. Mat plays a pivotal role in ensuring the efficient execution of day-to-day activities.

Drawing upon his extensive experience in operations management, Mathew brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership. Mat is key to maintaining and forging new relationships with key industry stakeholders to create new opportunities for Master Electricians to grow and further benefit its members.

Julian Gilbert

Technical Services Manager

Julian brings extensive expertise and support to members with over 10 years’ experience in the electrical sector. Coming from a varied and strong background across domestic, commercial and industrial sectors, Julian has worked on military projects, testing and commissioning of large-scale projects in New Zealand and in the UK.

Julian offers valuable guidance on technical matters, ensuring members receive prompt and accurate assistance. His knowledge, commitment to continuous learning, and customer-centric approach make him a valuable resource for members.

Pete Finegan

Health and Safety Manager

Pete has worked in the Electrical industry for over 25 years, starting his career in Ireland before moving to New Zealand in 2008.

Pete is an Emergency First Responder and combines his passion for Health & Safety and Wellbeing with his knowledge of the Electrical industry to his role as Health & Safety Manager at Master Electricians. He holds a Diploma in Workplace Health & Safety Management, Site Safe Certificate in Construction Site Safety, is a Lead ICAM Investigator, a Registered Internal Auditor with the New Zealand Organisation of Quality and is a Professional Level Member of NZISM.

Daniel Jone

Marketing & Communications Manager

A passionate marketer Daniel is an experienced marketing and communications professional and has brought to life many innovative campaigns and results driven marketing & communications strategies.

Daniels focus is to develop and execute successful and innovative marketing, communication and engagement activity that will drive brand awareness, grow membership and business for members.

Aoife Lakeman

Membership Manager

As the Membership Manager, Aoife is here to support and assist members with any questions they may have about their membership. With 15 years of experience in administration and customer service, she brings valuable expertise to her role.

Aoife enjoys seeing members’ businesses thrive by utilising the benefits offered by Master Electricians. New members interested in joining can contact Aoife for more information on how membership can benefit their business.

Kate Mead

Accounts Administrator

Kate is an accomplished accounts administrator who serves a key role at Master Electricians With a strong attention to detail and extensive knowledge of financial processes, Kate plays a crucial role in maintaining the smooth financial operations of the association. Her responsibilities include managing accounts payable and receivable, processing invoices and membership subscriptions, and ensuring accurate and up-to-date financial records.

Regional Managers

Nigel Picard

Northern Regional Manager

Nigel is an experienced Electrical Inspector with a career spanning over 30 years in the industry. He began his journey as an apprentice at Clark Brothers Electrical Services in Whakatane in 1987 and later became self-employed for a number of years. Throughout his career, Nigel has worked on a variety of projects, primarily focusing on residential and commercial electrical work, with occasional forays into the industrial sector.

Nigel finds great satisfaction in problem-solving and assisting members, whether it involves technical challenges or business related solutions. Nigel actively facilitates connections and foster collaboration among members in the Auckland region. Nigel also serves as a representative for individual members, ensuring their voices are heard at both local and national levels. His primary focus is to address their needs, provide effective representation, and support the growth and development of the electrical industry.

tel: 021 915 440

David Mullin

Waikato/BOP/Hawkes Bay Regional Manager

David sees his role as a way to give back and support the Electrical Industry that has been piviotal in his successful 30-year career. He finds great satisfaction in reconnecting with past colleagues, apprentices, and employees, witnessing their career advancements and providing guidance to enhance their business success.

David takes pride in his ability to communicate effectively and respond promptly to members, always maintaining a proactive and solution-oriented approach. He is dedicated to continuously expanding his knowledge and experience, striving to support the industry’s growth and improvement.

tel: 021 917 301

Bryce McClure

Central Regional Manager

Bryce is dedicated to supporting electrical contractors in enhancing their job performance and efficiency by maximising the benefits of their membership. He embarked on his career in the Electrical Industry at the Electrical Co-operative Society of New Zealand (Electrico). Over the course of 30 years, Bryce gained extensive experience within the electrical wholesaler network, progressing through various roles. Eventually, he became responsible for New Business Development for the Wellington Region at Advance Electrical Wholesalers.

Bryce’s primary focus is on educating existing members about the range of member benefits offered by Master Electricians, empowering them to run their businesses more efficiently. He also actively reaches out to and assists new members in accessing and realising the same advantages that Master Electricians has to offer.

tel: 021 912 392

Quintin Brake

Southern Regional Manager

Quintin is a registered Electrical Inspector, Architectural Designer, and qualified Adult Educator. He started his career as a Industrial/Commercial electrician for NewPower where he worked his way up to become a Electrical Supervisor and site Foreman and eventually going out on his own to run his own electrical contracting business.

A Tutor for ETCO, Quintin, managed the Master Electricians Apprentice Challenge before taking up the role of Southern Regional Manager. Quintin is excited to apply his diverse skills and knowledge to support and contribute to the electrical industry, aiming to give back and make a positive impact to members.

tel: 021 914 818

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