John Clarke was appointed General Manager Grid Development in 2008, following ten years in senior roles within our System Operator division. His earlier career in the New Zealand electricity sector has included roles in distribution and electrical engineering consulting.John’s previous roles in Transpower included leading the operational management of tight supply situations on the grid, and the initial analysis of the impact of wind generation on the power system. As GM Grid Development, John has a key role in the delivery of Transmission Tomorrow, our long term view of the Grid, where technology and people play a major role in meeting New Zealand’s need for an efficient and resilient power system. John holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.