Tas is an electrical engineer with over 35 years’ experience in the electricity industry as a design engineer, project manager and corporate manager. Tas initially worked as an engineer with the CCEPB, designing and commissioning NER’s and implementing SCADA designs. Tas progressed steadily, becoming the General Network Manager and General Manager of Network Development at Orion, General Manager of Asset Management at WEL Networks and the President of the Electricity Engineers’ Association executive committee (1993 – 1997). Tas is a fellow of the Institution of Professional Engineers’ New Zealand and a Member of the Institute of Directors. Tas joined MEL in 2014, providing asset management and risk reviews to utilities in addition to contributing to the business development team.