The Leadership Team

 

Colin Colin Crampton, Chief Executive

Colin is responsible for Wellington Water's overall leadership and management, as well as the business's performance and service delivery for its clients. He is also responsible for progress towards the company's strategic goals, which are set with the management team and Board of Directors.

As the leader of Wellington Water's team of about 200 full-time-equivalent employees, staff welfare and personal development are also among Colin's top priorities.

Colin was appointed to the role of chief executive of Capacity Infrastructure Services in November 2013. Prior to joining Capacity, he was the Group Manager, Highways and Network Operations, at the New Zealand Transport Agency, where he had worked for 20 years.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Business Administration (Deakin)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), Civil (Canterbury)
  • Fellow, Engineering New Zealand

colin.crampton@wellingtonwater.co.nz

ToniaTonia Haskell, Group Manager Network Development & Delivery

Tonia is responsible for the investigation, design and delivery of our three year rolling work programme that delivers fit for purpose three waters infrastructure solutions for our client councils.

Tonia is an experienced senior executive with a wide range of business leadership expertise. Prior to joining Wellington Water Tonia worked at NZ Bus where she was the Chief Operations Officer for the Wellington region.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Victoria)

Tonia.Haskell@wellingtonwater.co.nz

Mark 2Mark Kinvig, Group Manager Network Strategy & Planning

Mark is responsible for the development and implementation of the regional three waters strategy and policy advice, ensures that asset management planning meets the needs of our client councils and manages the Information Directorate for Wellington Water.

Mark has over 20 years of experience in public sector infrastructure management in the UK and NZ.

Prior to joining Wellington Water in January 2015, he worked for the NZ Transport Agency initially as the State Highway Manager, Napier and then as a Business Improvement Manager in the Highways and Network Operations Group. Mark led the state highway maintenance and operations transformation project which was established in response to Government’s funding policy on road maintenance.

Qualifications

  • Chartered Professional Engineer (UK)
  • Member, ICE (UK)
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Civil
  • Diploma in Technology (General Engineering)

mark.kinvig@wellingtonwater.co.nz

Gary 2Gary O'Meara, Group Manager Network & Customer Operations

Gary is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the three waters network and treatment facilities for water and wastewater and ensures the 3 waters service delivery meets the needs of our client councils and stakeholders.  His team is the first point of contact in responding to client and customer requests.

Gary has over 35 years' experience in water services asset management, operations, design and contract/project management, most of it in the Wellington region. In addition, Gary also heads the water services emergency management response team for the Wellington region.

Qualifications

  • Registered Engineering Associate
  • National Diploma in Civil Engineering Asset Management (Strategic)
  • NZ Certificate in Engineering

gary.o'meara@wellingtonwater.co.nz

Mark Ford 2Mark Ford, Chief Financial Officer

Mark is responsible for the provision of strategic financial and procurement advice, support and services for Wellington Water. He is an experienced finance and operational management professional with over 20 years experience as a senior manager within the Media/Publishing, Financial Services, Transport and Government sectors.

Prior to joining Wellington Water in December 2018, he worked for Greater Wellington Regional Council as Finance Manager.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Accounting and Management 
  • Post Graduate Diploma, Management 
  • Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

mark.ford@wellingtonwater.co.nz

Kevin cropped2Kevin Locke, Group Manager Customer Operations

Kevin is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the three waters network and ensures the service delivery meets the needs of our client councils and stakeholders. His team is the first point of contact in responding to client and customer requests. Kevin’s group is unique in the fact that it is formed via an alliance partnership between Wellington Water and Fulton Hogan.


Kevin has over 25 years' experience in infrastructure in a broad range of roles for both public and private sector organisations. Prior to this role, Kevin was General Manager of Strategy & Growth at Fulton Hogan, and previously, General Manager Capital Programme at Christchurch City Council.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Civil (Canterbury)
  • Member, Engineering New Zealand
  • Member, New Zealand Institute of Directors

kevin.locke@wellingtonwater.co.nz

 

Jeremy cropped2Jeremy McKibbin, Group Manager Network Management Group

Jeremy is responsible for the operation and maintenance of treatment facilities for water and wastewater. He ensures that control systems and processes are in place so our water networks are reliable and that they meet our stringent quality requirements, and ensures we are focused on technological innovation by investigating and delivering new smart services.

Jeremy has over 20 years' experience in the water industry mainly with control systems and water treatment. Prior to joining Wellington Water in September 2014, Jeremy worked for the Greater Wellington Regional Council as the leader of the water treatment operations and control systems teams.

Qualifications

  • Master of Business Administration (currently studying)
  • Advanced Diploma in Industrial Automation
  • Diploma in Water Treatment

jeremy.mckibbin@wellingtonwater.co.nz