Board members

The Board consists of seven members from around New Zealand, representing both trade and the public. Five members are registered electrical workers and two are lay members. All are appointed by the Minister for Building and Construction.

Professional and administrative support for the Board is provided by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment.

Russell Keys

Presiding Member

Russell Keys is a self-employed registered Electrical Inspector based in the Wairarapa where, with his wife, they own and operate their electrical contracting business currently employing a team of 7.

Russell is currently a Carterton District Council Councillor and Chair of Infrastructure and Services Committee.

He is also a volunteer Fire Fighter in the Carterton Brigade with over 20 years’ service.

russell keys profile

Jane Davel

Deputy Presiding Member

Jane is a businesswoman with a background in product management, marketing and business planning. Jane is currently Chair of St. Andrew’s Village Trust (Inc), Chair of the Methodist Trust Association, Deputy Chair of The Lake House Trust, and a board member of the Cadastral Surveyors Licensing Board and of Rowing New Zealand. She has a particular interest in health and safety and has held senior executive roles across a number of service industries, including banking and finance, entertainment, health and telecommunications.

She holds a BA (University of Melbourne), an MBA (University of Canterbury) and is a member of the Institute of Directors.

Jane Davel

Mel Orange

Mel Orange is a self-employed barrister and business consultant from Christchurch who works in the energy and construction industries. He has previously held senior management positions and board positions in the energy industry. Mel is the Chair of the Electricity Rulings Panel and Deputy Chair of the Building Practitioners Board.

A portrait of Mel Orange

Mike Macklin

Mr Macklin is a self-employed registered electrical inspector based in Darfield. Mr Macklin was previously a director for a large New Zealand low voltage switchboard and switchgear company. He comes to the Board with broad experience in electrical, commercial and disciplinary proceedings.

Mike Macklin

Ashley Yan

Ashley is a registered electrical engineer with knowledge in power distribution, power transmission, and electrical machines. She is currently a Lecturer at Unitec Institute of Technology. Ashley brings to the board experience in health and safety, electrical testing compliance and renewable energy and bi-language skills. Ashley has a Masters in Engineering (major in electrical) and is a member of Engineering New Zealand and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Ashley Yan portrait

Martin Perry

Martin has had 35 years in the electrical industry in a wide range of fields. He is a self- employed Registered Electrician and has gained a NZCE Electrical.

Martin is based in Christchurch where he lives with his wife. He owns a business that develops and sells solar water heating solutions and has an interest in keeping them New Zealand made. Over the years Martin has developed a wide range of experience in senior management roles, project management, power transformers and a wide range of general electrical work.

Martin Perry