Sep 17, 2012 - New Zealand state-owned utility Meridian Energy Ltd said Friday it had named Jacqui Cleland as general manager, human resources (HR).
Cleland will succeed Kate Petersen, who will leave on September 25 after a hand-over period.
Most recently Cleland was group manager, human resources at the New Zealand Post Group. She held the post for five years. Before that Cleland has worked at Inland Revenue and Fonterra Innovation.
Meridian Energy Ltd posted a net profit of NZD 74.6 million (USD 61.8m/EUR 47.2m) for its fiscal 2011/12 through June, down 75% on the previous year, due largely to low hydropower output. Its total power generation fell to 2,293 GWh in its fourth fiscal quarter from 3,414 GWh a year before.