Carl Hansen

Chief Executive Electricity Authority

Carl Hansen has been Chief Executive of the New Zealand Electricity Authority since it was established in November 2010. During Carl’s tenure, the Electricity Authority has focused on enhancing competition across the market and adopting effective mechanisms to achieve efficient levels of security of supply. The Authority is now turning its attention to more efficient pricing of transmission and distribution services. Before being appointed inaugural Chief Executive of the Authority, Mr Hansen was extensively involved in the evolution of the New Zealand electricity market, as a senior executive and director, independent advisor and economist. Mr Hansen has a Masters degree with first class honours in economics from the University of Michigan.