Asia Pacific Regional Leader, GE Power Digital & Country Leader, GE New Zealand
Mr Hart, an industry veteran with more than thirty years’ experience in the energy sector, was previously GE’s CEO for New Zealand and Papua New Guinea before taking on his current role of Asia Pacific Regional Leader for GE’s Power Digital business. Mr Hart has also retained his role as Country Leader for all of GE’s businesses in New Zealand. Prior to GE, he was General Manager, Business Development at specialist international engineering consulting firm, Power Systems Consultants Ltd following six and half years at French energy multi-national firm Alstom Grid as New Zealand’s Country Director. Previously, Kevin has held senior management positions at New Zealand’s nation grid company, Transpower in commercial, IT development, market operations along with business development roles in subsidiary company Energy Market Services (formerly d-cypha), specializing in energy hedge product development and trading. In his current role as Asia Pacific Regional Leader for GE’s Power Digital business, his focus is on developing GE’s digital activities in the power generation and T&D sectors across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific.
With a colorful and varied career, Mr Hart originally trained as a HV electrical engineering design draughtsman with the NZ Ministry of Energy, later establishing a private architectural design practice in Colorado USA. Mr Hart is a former New Zealand Judo representative and has competed internationally and previously trained at the US Olympic Training Centre with the US Judo team.