Doug Ray

Doug Ray is currently serviing as the National Committee Chair for CIGRE New Zealand. Doug is active within the CIGRE Australia Substations B3 Panel, CIGRE NZ Executive, the NZ Construction Clients Group, and its Safety in Design standards workgroup

Doug oversees Vector’s capital investment engineering scopes, business cases, asset strategies, asset management planning and capital expenditure justifications for power system and new technology solutions and maintenance standards. He is a strong advocate of risk-based safety in design, and customer focused energy solutions.

Doug is an accomplished electrical engineer with extensive experience acquired alongside NZ power distribution and transmission sector clients, consultants and contractors for feasibility studies, design specifications, procurement contracts and project management. Working as a senior consultant for Parsons Brinkerhoff he won and delivered fast-track design projects for Transpower, and as Vector’s Network Projects Manager, and then Engineering Manager, delivered its performance-based Capex and Opex programmes.