Mike Daniel
General Manager

As General Manager of the Aotea Electric Canterbury branch, Mike Daniel oversees all aspects of the operational side of the Christchurch business as well as providing management support into the Ashburton, Westland and Nelson businesses. Mike also sits as a director on the Aotea Group Holdings Board. Mikes working background mainly centres on contract management and he maintains an active role in securing our larger projects. Mike has 36 years’ experience in the electrical industry and has been in his current role for the last 23 years.


Gary Thomson
Administrative Manager

As Administrative Manager of Aotea Electric Canterbury, Gary Thomson oversees the financial and administrative functions of the Canterbury, Westland, Nelson, Bay of Plenty and Wellington operations. From a Construction Administration background, Gary has been in this role with the Aotea Group for over 30 years.



Bryce Reid
Contracts Manager
As Area Manager of the Contracting Division for Aotea Electric Canterbury, Bryce Reid oversees all aspects of the company’s larger commercial projects and new housing. This includes coordination of staff, labour, quality assurance, client liaison, H&S and all other aspects of successful project delivery. He has a core group of dedicated project supervisors and contract administrators / quantity surveyor’s in support roles to manage the many large projects.


Robbie Rea
Commercial Manager

As Commercial Manager for Aotea Electric Canterbury branch, Robbie Rea is responsible for all operational functions associated with the company's larger projects. This includes coordination of staff, labour, quality assurance, client liaison, and all aspects of successful project delivery. His role also includes over-viewing larger projects for the Nelson, Wellington and Westland branches. Robbie has over 30 years' experience in the electrical industry, both here and overseas, with the last 10 years in Project Management. Robbie is also on the Executive Committee of the Canterbury Westland branch of Master Electricians. (Electrical Contractors Association of NZ).


Brian Auld
Communications and Security Area Manager

As Area Manager of the Communications division for the Aotea Electric Canterbury branch and as the Christchurch Area Manager of Aotea Security (NZ) Ltd, Brian Auld is responsible for all operational functions associated with data cabling, security, access control, CCTV, MATV and nurse call disciplines. With 23 years' experience in the telecommunications industry Brian holds the following recognised qualifications: NZ Certification in Engineering (Telecommunications), National Certificate in Telecommunications Operational Management, Advanced Trade Certificate, CCNA and a Limited Electrical Registration.

Robbie Venrooy
Servicing Manager 

As Servicing Manager for the Aotea Electric Canterbury branch, Robbie Venrooy looks after a team of Supervisors, Administrators and Electricians with the capabilities to organise, repair and install all things electrical. Having over 30 years experience in the trade he has developed a customer comes first attitude.
Robbie holds a Electrical NZ Registration, Advanced Trade and a Certificate in Management.