The hardworking and professional team that make up Horizon Networks come from all walks of life. But they share a passion for their work and a drive for excellence that unites them across a diverse set of skillsets and experience.

Our people are our greatest asset. The expert skills and teamwork required to deliver diverse, technical and specialised services means each and every one of us is well trained, motivated and talented.

Our people are engaged and inspired – a strong support network and sense of community unites us. We have worked hard to create a culture embracing diversity and innovation, where all staff are empowered to make decisions and step outside the box. Our guiding principles (SWITCH) of Sustainability, Wellbeing, Innovation and Excellence, Transparency, Customer Focus and Health & Safety are at the heart of everything we do. Living the values is part of our culture and ensures that everyone ‘rows in the same direction’.

We actively encourage career growth and development and we’re passionate about our company and the delivery of projects and facilities maintenance services. Most of all, we want people who embrace our culture, come along for the exciting ride and have fun along the way.

Derek Caudwell

General Manager Network
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Derek Caudwell

Derek joined Horizon Energy as the Operations Manager in February 2011, and was promoted to the position of Asset Manager in May 2013. Derek was appointed as the General Manager Network in August 2014. Before joining Horizon Energy, Derek worked and lived overseas with a career spanning over 10 years in the Oil and Gas industry. During his career Derek has worked in operations, strategy, change management and financial management roles.

In his previous roles with Horizon Energy Derek has been responsible for a number of strategic initiatives in areas such as: smart-networks, major contract negotiations, quality of supply regulation, change management and customer service. Derek relishes the opportunity to lead the Network division and position the organisation to meet the regulatory and network requirements for Horizon Energy.

Derek currently holds an Honours Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Canterbury, a Doctorate in Philosophy from Imperial College London including a US Patent, a Diploma in Financial Management from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Directors.

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Peter Schnell

General Manager Electrical
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Jan Cronje

Operations Manager
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Colin Botha

Regional Manager Whakatane
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Saurabh Rajvanshi

Asset Manager
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Graham Maunder

External Infrastructure Supervisor
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William Green

Contracting Manager
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Russell Harris

External Business Manager
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