Our Leadership

The companies within our group are led by fiercely local people who are invested in their communities and focussed on delivering unparalleled local service, while collaborating nationally to offer unrivalled nationwide capabilities to customers requiring a truly nationwide solution.

Leadership and Customer Relationship Managers at Aotea Group

When working with Aotea Group at a national level there is no doubt you will be shaking hands with Paul Parsons, who alongside the Board of Directors, drives the strategic direction for Aotea Group. Paul is resolute in his approach to performance, value, trust and relationship building and will ensure that our people deliver on their promises.

Paul Parsons

CEO - Aotea Group Holdings Ltd

Paul has worked for Aotea since 1987 in many roles since starting as an electrician, and has been a big part of Aotea’s growth and evolution since that time. Paul accepted the role of CEO of Aotea Group in 2017 after many years as the General Manager of Aotea Electric Southern. Paul is a director of a number of Aotea companies and is perhaps Aotea’s most proactive and passionate advocate for business, customers, growth, recruitment, training and broader industry involvement. With Paul in your corner, you can be assured that he will drive to the outcome you need.

Board of Directors

Mike Daniel

Mike Daniel

Chairman

Mike is the Area Manager of Aotea Electric Canterbury and Chairman of the AGHL board. He also holds a number of directorships in various group businesses. Mike is based in our Christchurch office.

Murray Hughes

Murray Hughes

Immediate Past Chairman

Immediate Past Chairman and one of the founders of the modern Aotea Group. Murray is based in our Dunedin office, but spends his time variously between Central Otago, Dunedin and a number of company locations.

Alistair Hogg

Alistair Hogg

CEO Security, MSC CPP

Alistair is the CEO of Aotea Security which has branches located throughout New Zealand. Alistair is based in our Dunedin office.

Gary Thompson

Gary Thompson

Admin Manager of Aotea Electric Canterbury

Gary is the Administration Manager of Aotea Electric Canterbury. He also holds a number of directorships in various group businesses. Gary is based in our Christchurch office.

Rex Prebble

Rex Prebble

General Manager of Christchurch Electrical

Rex is the General Manager of Christchurch Electrical. He also manages Hanmer Alpine Electrical and The Heat Pump People. Rex is based in the Christchurch office.

Jarred Neilson

Jarred Neilson

General Manager & Director Aotea Electric Bay of Plenty

Jarred is General Manager and a Director of Aotea Electric Bay Of Plenty. Jarred has extensive experience in electrical and security and began his career in 2001.

Ian Butturini

Ian Butturini

Managing Director of Seven Electrical

Ian is the Managing Director of Seven Electrical with extensive knowledge in the construction industry.