Governance Bio
Jonathan Kay
Appoint Professional

Jonathan Kay

4 Years
Paid or Unpaid Roles

Interested In:


Private company
Incorporated Entity
Council Controlled Organisation


Board Member
“My ideal role would draw upon my deep experience gained in the New Zealand utilities and energy industries and related technology sectors, and would have a strong emphasis on business growth. A combined engineering/marketing background ensures I bring a strong commercial focus to the board table. ”


Governance Roles


Waipa Networks

May 2017 - Present (1 years)

$30m turnover Waikato based electricity network business employing 55 staff. Board undergoing a refresh. Business operating in a sector currently undergoing disruptive change. Member of Audit and Risk committee.

Director and Owner

Lone Wolf Enterprises

February 2013 - Present (5 years)

Lone Wolf is a management consultancy providing change management expertise for organisations facing significant strategic challenges.

Executive Roles

General Manager - Commercial

Unison Networks

November 2010 - January 2013 (2 years)

Unison Networks has revenue of over $200m and over 500 staff. The General Manager Commercial was a newly created role charged with establishment of a new commercial team, delivery of growth and developing a customer-centric culture.



July 2007 - November 2010 (3 years)

Landis+Gyr is the world’s largest supplier of smart metering and smart network solutions. Landis+Gyr had two separate operating businesses in NZ with a combined total turnover in excess of $25M and 35 staff. My brief was to merge the two businesses, and establish a new customer focused business to drive future growth. Under my leadership revenue grew from $25m p.a. to over $45m p.a. in three years, including three successive years of record profits.


Stream Information

June 2001 - June 2007 (6 years)

Stream Information was an early entrant smart metering services business focused on providing information and analysis services to large energy users and energy retailers. Stream is a partnership between Vector (70%) and Energy intellect (30%). I grew Stream to be the NZ market leader gaining over 50% market share in less than 4 years, leading the business through its start up and initial growth phase to a point where it was sustainable and profitable.


University of Auckland

DipBus, Marketing and Finance

1994 - 1995

University of Auckland

ME, Chemical Engineering

1989 - 1990

University of Auckland

BE (Hons), Chemical and Materials

1986 - 1988