Board of Directors - from left to right - Michael Ross, Keri Robinson, John Wright, Geoff Plunket, Grant Isbister, Campbell Shearer, Leigh Hamilton (Chair)






Robyn Wells - Chief Executive Officer

Robyn is originally from the North Island of New Zealand and joined NOIC in August 2010 after 25 years international experience including USA and Australia. Robyn is a graduate of Massey University (BSc.), holds a Masters of Science (University of Queensland, Australia) as well as a Masters of Business Administration (College of William and Mary, Virginia, USA). Robyn’s career focus has been in rural industry based investments, environmental management, project management and large-scale asset management. Robyn has worked in industries including biofuels, liquid fertiliser, animal feed, and engineering & plant construction.


As CEO Robyn is responsible for the implementation of the company’s strategy.

Dylan Robertson - Environmental Manager

Dylan holds a Master of Science from the University of Otago and after a stint of sheep farming in Denmark and English teaching in Germany, returned to Dunedin in 2009 to work for the Otago Regional Council as a Community Liaison and Education Officer.  This involved working in North and Central Otago assisting farmers with water quality and quantity matters.  Since then he has worked as a Sustainability Analyst for Craigmore Station in South Canterbury.


Dylan spent many a school holiday working on his granddad’s farms around the Waitaki District and likes to get the odd blue cod off the Kakanui boat ramp. He’s pretty familiar with the area and has developed good networks both locally and in the wider region.

Louise McDougall - Shareholder Relations Administrator

Louise is our Shareholder Relations Administrator and is the key contact person for shareholder enquiries and output of information to shareholders.  She is also responsible for the office administration, maintaining and developing content for our social media pages, and writing our newsletters , as well as event co-ordination and marketing/media presentations.  Louise has a legal and administrative background, and has five children and too many pets for her liking.

The Ops Team

Operations Team

Steve Burns (right of photo) joined NOIC in August 2013. Steve comes with 25 years experience in the plumbing and gas industry. This experience includes work on boiler systems, high pressure reticulation and management. He is a qualified high pressure reticulation engineer and brings practical hands-on experience to NOIC.


Steve is supported by Greg Millin (left of photo) and Shane Hill (centre of photo), as well as Colin Perkins and Will Fisher.  This is the team ensuring that the scheme performs to our shareholder's expectations.



Ben Stratford

Ben Stratford - Technical Manager

Ben is leading the design and construction of the Expansion. Ben gets around the country-side quite a bit. Ben is responsible for managing and co-ordinating the performance of McConnell Dowell and AECOM, and for overall delivery of the infrastructure on time, within budget, and to specification.


Ben can be contacted at Mainline Aqua Limited on (029) 355 1381 or via email

Susie McKeague - Farm Liaison

Susie is responsible for farmer liaison with regard to the expansion.


Susie can be reached at McKeague Consultancy Limited on (027) 967 1858 or (03) 476 1943 and you can email Susie directly at




Roger Lawrence - Construction Manager

Roger is overseeing the Expansion build and quality assurance for NOIC.  Roger is charged with ensuring that the build is to the required specifications, and is monitoring Health & Safety in the field.  Roger files weekly reports to both NOIC and AECOM keeping us up to date on what is happening out on-site.


Roger can be contacted at Roger Lawrence Consultancy Limited on (021) 225 9773 or via email