Michael Newton

Michael entered the transmission industry in 2009 and has experience in both the UK and NZ. He has focused on project engineering and has been the technical lead on numerous substation projects, on both the client and consultant sides. Michael has a strong primary engineering base and has continued to broaden his expertise, across both secondary design and project management.

Valerie Lang

Valerie is our office manager and PA to the General Manager. She has over 25 years’ experience in administration and office management and has an extensive knowledge of operational health & safety systems and quality assurance practices. 

Hels Lopez


Hels has over 13 years’ experience as a design draughtsman for consultancies in Christchurch.  Hels joined MEL in 2008 and has worked with Engineers to produce drawings for a wide range of generation, transmission and distribution clients including primary and secondary design drawings for 33 kV, 66 kV, 110 kV, 220 kV substations and power stations. 

Stuart Banks


Stuart’s experience in the electrical industry includes industrial installation and maintenance work and design in both LV and HV environments.  He has worked on varying projects in New Zealand and numerous critical facilities building services projects such as data centres and trading floors in the United Kingdom and Australia. 

Since joining MEL in 2012, Stuart has undertaken a variety of projects including earthing system design, testing and modelling, arc flash surveys and analysis, project management and high voltage design.  

Brad Rooney

Brad is our General Manager. He leads the team with a focus on customers, technical quality and commercial relationships.

Brad has extensive experience in the transmission and distribution industry within New Zealand and Australia, where he has previously held technical and business development roles. His experience in design provides a foundation of technical knowledge and his previous role as Business Development Leader has led to a customer centric approach.

Angus Henderson


Angus is a telecommunications engineer with 20 years’ industry experience.  Angus provides consulting, project management, strategic advice and system engineering across infrastructure based networks and telecommunication projects. A good communicator, technology researcher and innovator, Angus adapts easily to ever changing business needs and the fast changing technology world.

Kieran Kennedy

Kieran has had ten years’ experience, being employed by Mitton ElectroNet straight out of university.  Initially specialising in earth grid injection testing and design, Kieran has a vast earthing knowledge and has presented on earthing-related topics across New Zealand, Australia and the United States.

Rebecca Marx

Rebecca has nine years’ experience in the Electric Power Transmission industry, being involved since graduating from University in late 2009. Her experience includes protection and operational support, secondary circuit design, protection settings, Power Factory modelling, on-site support for 11kV switchgear installations, investigation and documentation of solution study reports and production of Transpower TEES cost estimates.

Brad Henderson

Brad is a senior power system’s engineer with 11 years experience. He previously worked for DIgSILENT, the developers of PowerFactory and StationWare software which is used widely throughout the world for power system modelling and analysis. Through this role, Brad was responsible for delivering software training courses in these two products and  the development of the Australian and NZ training syllabus.

Andrew Beddard

Having been in engineering management positions since 1990, Andrew has accumulated a broad variety of experience and knowledge, garnered through a series of eclectic and successful worldwide appointments, focused from 2008 within the New Zealand HV industry.

A qualified and experienced Project and Portfolio Manager, Andrew has a track record of being able to tender, manage and deliver successful projects to a variety of satisfied customers throughout New Zealand, both individually, or as part of an integrated team. 

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