OF CAN DO
The Wells Group workforce is a powerhouse of talent, like-minded in their commitment to taking a 'can do', solution focused approach to our work.
With close to 400 in our nationwide team, our expertise wraps around all of Aotearoa. Many of our team have been with us for a decade or more. We are incredibly proud to say that people don’t just work for Wells, they build long term careers.
We would love to celebrate them all here, but it would be hard to include all those biographies on one page!
Instead, we will start by introducing you to the key members of our executive team:
Graham Wells is the Executive Director of the Wells Group. Well known for Instrumentation, Electrical, Automation, Field services and Metering, Wells Group is an industry leader. Graham has a heavy involvement in the culture, relationships and governance of the business, along with championing Health and Safety across the organisation.
He was instrumental in establishing the Wells Group in 1984, so brings an absolute wealth of knowledge and industry experience, plus has an intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the business.
Graham firmly believes there are no problems, only challenges. And he delights in Wells Group being able to overcome any challenges with skill, knowledge and expertise so that we can support our clients with innovative solutions that allow them to focus on their core business.
He takes huge pleasure in Wells Group being regarded as an industry leader both in our service delivery, but also in our community involvement and the overall improvement in health and safety.
Graham loves to see people become successful internally and externally as a result of their involvement with the Wells Group. It is a truly rewarding experience to know the company he helped build has allowed so many people to develop, shine and support their families.
When Graham isn’t working, you can find him spending quality time entertaining his mokopuna, and contributing time to community initiatives. He has previously served as Chairman of both Engineering Taranaki Consortium and Taranaki Futures, the Vice Chairman of Be Safe Taranaki and a Steering Group Member of the Business Leaders Health and Safety Forum.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Justin Peterson holds the all-important role of Chief Executive of the Wells Group, overseeing the operation of the entire business. In practical terms, that means Justin has the overall responsibility for the business direction of the Wells Group - including Health & Safety, quality and finance.
An experienced executive with 25 years of experience working in the electrical industry Justin is an invaluable member of the Wells team.
When asked for a career highlight Justin reflected on the development and execution of health and safety strategies that dramatically improved culture and injury statistics.
“When people come to work trusting their leader will support them in a safe work environment, and this trust generates increased collaboration to solve complex safety challenges it is extremely rewarding.”
Justin has had experience in several executive roles accountable for safety, quality, training, growth, engineering, asset management, operational management, and leading significant change initiatives. This experience enabled him to successfully support and provide direction to large and diverse operational teams in the electricity industry.
“My values are what define me, and these are built up through honesty, trust, relationships, and courage.”
In his downtime, you can find Justin clearing his head riding the countryside on his mountain bike, and spending time with family and friends.
Hayden Wells is the Wells Group Technology Manager. He is responsible for the Field Service technology for the business. He works under our e-merge technology brand, developing technological solutions for nationwide field service systems.
Hayden brings a huge amount of technical knowledge to the team. His skill and experience allow him to leverage technology to increase efficiency and value in field service delivery, reduce safety risks and create new opportunities for Wells Group.
Adding customer value is Hayden’s main focus. He really enjoys a complex challenge. Hayden believes there is nothing more rewarding than engaging with a business to better understand the problems they are facing, assessing and reviewing their processes, and being able to find an innovative solution that addresses the issues.
When it comes to technology, small changes can make a big impact. And Hayden relishes the opportunity to make a small change to unlock and increase the value of a customer product or service that would otherwise go untapped. He is most proud of the team’s development of one of the first wireless job management systems in NZ. It is now one of the most prolific, which has supported in excess of 10 million jobs across the energy and environment sectors.
When Hayden isn’t working, you can find him adventuring! Either with his young family or solo. He is a competitive obstacle course racer and the President of the New Zealand Obstacle Sports Association that assists others to maximise their potential in the sport.
In 2021, Matthew Holland took on the role of Commercial Manager here at Wells Group. His days are filled with managing interactions with our valued customers, business development, sourcing new business and nurturing our customer relationships. He also manages development in our Instrumentation and Electrical business in Auckland, Manawatu and Taranaki where he focuses on encouraging business growth in an ever-changing market.
In his short time with Wells, Matthew has made a big impact. His 30+ years of international experience in heavy engineering allows him to generate innovative solutions for companies looking for national coverage for construction, maintenance and service agreements.
He loves creating solutions that add value for our clients and internal team. Matthew is particularly excited about tackling multi-disciplinary projects and the traction Wells is making in the Electric Vehicle space.
Reliability, integrity, dedication, and innovation are the values that drive him to deliver the best solutions for our clients. Matthew has a unique ability to look at the needs of our clients holistically and offer a full-service solution.
When Matthew steps away from work, you can find him pounding the pavement, training for half marathons, playing tennis, or spending time with his family.
METERING & FIELD SERVICES
Mark Wilderspin is our General Manager of the Metering and Field Service teams. His days are spent looking after our national workforce that covers meter reading, smart meter deployment projects, meter maintenance and repair, and inspection services. His focus is on the performance delivery of a team of 280 staff and ensuring customer expectations are met nationwide.
In the 3 years that Mark has been with the Wells Group, his skill and knowledge have been invaluable in the delivery of Wells customer field solutions. With over 20 years of experience in the energy industry, he has a lot to offer the Wells team and our clients.
Mark is all about creating a quality experience for our customers. His process of getting a clear understanding of their requirements allow him and his team to deliver a practical, safe and innovative national solution that meets those needs seamlessly.
Mark is a family man, so when he isn’t working, you’ll find him playing with his daughters or hitting the local mountain biking trails.
JOIN OUR TEAM
If you are passionate about creating quality client solutions, then Wells wants you. We are committed to nurturing each and every member of our team via support, training and development to achieve their personal and professional goals.
We don’t simply provide jobs; we offer rewarding long term career paths.
See vacancies and submit your application here.