Terry Clarkson – Managing Director
Terry founded Clarkson Electrical in 1997 after beginning his Electrical career in 1963. One of the main reasons he formed the company was his passion for customers and the ethos of running a family business that cares about its people and customers. These values are still core to the business today.
Since David was promoted to General Manager Terry has become the Technical Expert in the business, and has an open door policy for staff and customers of Clarkson’s. He has been involved in a wide range of positions from Registered Electrician, Chief Electrician, Branch Manager, and General Manager.
His breadth of knowledge is vast and he has expertise in a wide range of applications from Domestic, Industrial and Commercial.
His interests are rugby, family and Triumph Spitfires! Since 1984 when Terry was granted registration as an Electrical Inspector he has become a specialist in the Hazardous Area. With Clarkson’s he has achieved substantial work for Mobil Oil, Gull Petroleum, Auckland Airport and New Zealand Steel. He is a member of the Electrical Safety Organisation Inc and Institute of Electricians and has been Auckland President for the Electrical Contractors Association.
David Clarkson – General Manager
David has considerable experience in the Electrical Industry. He began his electrical apprenticeship in 1993. Since joining Clarkson Electrical in 1997 he has progressed from a Registered Electrician, Contracts Manager, Operations Manager and to the role of General Manager.
David runs the daily operations of Clarkson Electrical. His breadth of experience is of great benefit to our staff having previously had technical expertise in general Electrical, Hazardous Areas and Air-conditioning. He is qualified as a Work Task Assessor for apprentices in the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering. David as well as running the business is working towards an MBA at Auckland University and is very focused on training and development opportunities for all Clarkson’s Electrical staff and contractors.
David’s main interests are spending time with his young family and friends.
Gail Brownlee – Financial Controller
Gail qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers and Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Auckland.
She has held a number of senior roles (both in New Zealand and England) in the Chartered Accounting and Industry sectors, including: construction, transport, sporting (not-for-profit) and banking.
With over 25 years’ experience, Gail has a broad range of skills in accounting and management of medium-sized businesses. Her particular strengths are in the preparation of budgets, cashflows and monthly monitoring of financial statements.
A self-proclaimed gym-junkie, Gail joined Clarksons in 2010 as Financial Controller.
Jeff Brunton – Christchurch Branch Manager
Jeff completed his electricians apprenticeship at the Marlborough Electric Power Board and once qualified moved to Wellington to take up a role as an electrician firstly at the Ministry Of Works and then at Harding Electrical before moving to London for 4 years working in various temping electrical jobs.
Upon his return to NZ, Jeff moved to Christchurch where he secured a role with Streat Electrical as a commercial electrician and later was asked to take time off the tools to develop procedures and write manuals that lead to Streat Electrical gaining ISO9001 accreditation.
Jeff then secured a role as Residential Projects Manager at Telstra Saturn where he managed a team of staff that planned, and had contractors install, cable tv and telephone network cabling into residential apartment blocks, public rights of way, council estates and the like.
Jeff then worked for Johnson Controls on the ExxonMobil account managing the maintenance of Mobils assets at the Retail and Industrial & Wholesale sites. Initially Jeff was the Field Manager managing the sites in the South Island, then later became the Operations Manager managing the NZ based Field Managers. Jeff then spent 3 years working for ECL Group as the South Island Service Manager before moving back to the electrical industry with his role at Clarksons.
Craig Pratt – Design and Estimating Manager
Craig entered the Electrical Industry as an apprentice in 1973 after leaving school. He worked for Dickson Grey Electrical for 30 years in a variety of roles including Electrician, Service Manager and Contracts Manager. He mainly specialized in Commercial and Industrial, with large projects undertaken with construction company Hayden & Rollet.
In 2003 Craig joined Clarkson’s Electrical initially as the Switch Board Supervisor overseeing the design, manufacture and installation of commercial switchboards. He was very quickly promoted to Contracts Manager to oversee large projects for Clarksons including Drinkrow Industrial Estates. In 2008 Craig was made Design and Estimate Manager in recognition for his specialist skills in the area of Commercial Design and Estimating and has recently qualified as an Electrical Inspector.
Craig’s main interests are sport, particularly Rugby and Family.
Geoff Keen – IT & Asset Manager
Geoff served his apprenticeship as an Electrician in Melbourne during the late 80’s specializing in the plastics industry.
After arriving in New Zealand in 2002 he was involved in the erection and maintenance of diesel and electric tower cranes as well as Alimark material hoists on the North Island.
Geoff joined Clarkson Electrical in 2008 and has had different management roles within the company since, he now looks after IT and Asset Management.
As well as family interests, Geoff is actively involved in speedway as a crew chief of a Super Saloon.