Colin Crampton 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.


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


Susan Cuthbert2Susan Cuthbert, Principal Advisor to the Chief Executive

Susan is responsible for providing advice to the Chief Executive and the Senior Leadership Team, leading the company strategy and model development and working with external agencies around regulatory reform. She also provides support to the Wellington Water Committee.

She has an affiliation with the Network Strategy and Planning Team within the company.
Susan has over 20 years experience in strategy, planning and legislative policy in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining Wellington Water in September 2018, Susan was advising ministers as a Policy Manager at the Department of Internal Affairs and prior to that was the Strategy and Policy Manager at Southland District Council.


  • Bachelor of Laws (Victoria)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Victoria)


Tonia HaskellTonia 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.


  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Victoria) 

Mark FordMark Ford, Chief Financial Officer and General Manager Business Services

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.


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

Kevin LockeKevin 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.


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


Jeremy McKibbinJeremy 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. Jeremy has recently completed his Master of Business Administration. 


  • Master of Business Administration 
  • Advanced Diploma in Industrial Automation
  • Diploma in Water Treatment

Julie Alexander2Julie Alexander, Group Manager Network Strategy & Planning