Horizon Energy Group has appointed Linda Robertson as an independent director to the Board effective from 5 October 2022.
Ms Robertson replaces Board member and Chair of the Audit Committee, Lorraine Witten, who retired from the Board in August 2022.
“Horizon Energy Group Chair, Mr Tony De Farias thanks Ms Witten for her invaluable contribution to the Board that has contributed to the growth and development of the Company and her leadership of the Audit Committee during her time on the Board.”
“Following an extensive search process, I am pleased to welcome Ms Robertson to the Board and she brings with her extensive governance experience. Ms Robertson has been appointed as the Chair of the Horizon Energy Group Audit Committee”, said Mr De Farias.
Linda Robertson is a professional non-executive director with over 30 years’ governance experience. In the corporate environment she has worked predominately in the finance and energy sector and has held various senior management roles encompassing; treasury, credit management, audit, risk management, procurement and insurance.
Linda has been a fulltime company director since 2015 and is an experienced director, chair and committee chair. Her governance experience includes; listed entities, council controlled, government owned, co-operative and private companies having held board positions since 1999.
Linda is currently Chair of Crown Irrigation Investments Ltd and Central Lakes Trust. She is currently a director of New Zealand Local Government Funding Agency, Kiwi Wealth Limited, Alpine Energy Limited, NETcon Limited and Invercargill City Holdings Limited. Linda is also a member of the Risk & Audit Committee and the Capital Markets Advisory Committee for The Treasury, the Audit & Risk Committee for the Office of the Auditor General and Audit New Zealand; and chairs the Audit and Risk Committee for Central Otago District Council.
She is a Certified Treasury Professional, a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand (INFINZ), a Chartered Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Directors, a Fellow of Governance New Zealand and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Linda has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a Diploma in Banking.
Horizon Energy Group is 100% owned by Trust Horizon. Horizon Energy Group has grown to include a diverse range of skills and services that include electricity distribution and infrastructure, industrial and commercial refrigeration, building services, facility services and industrial and commercial electrical solutions. Horizon Energy Group operates nationally under the following trading brands: Horizon NetworksTM, Aquaheat ®, CoolLogic®, ElectriServ® and ElectriNET.