Our Team

IMG_8169Richard Gardiner founded Total Utilities Management Group in 1999 and now heads up the sales and marketing side of the business.  A former Managing Director in the manufacturing sector, Richard uses the technical experience gained working in the power generation equipment and gases industries in the UK, South Africa and NZ to help him lead a team of specialist brokers.  The Total Utilities team work with a client base of over 1000 businesses throughout New Zealand.  Contact Richard on 09 576 2107 or 021 619 654.








Dave-Spratt-02-copy-682x1024David Spratt is Director of ICT at Total Utilities Management Group.  David uses the experience gained through thirty years of senior ICT roles to guide clients through a measured decision-making process leading to the procurement of the best technology investments for their business.  David ensures that any technology selection delivers the required outcome both functionally and financially. Contact David on 027 574 9141.









Linda MacIver joined Total Utilities in 2010, having enjoyed a successful sales management career in many fields, including security, property development and real estate.  She loves meeting new clients and being able to help their businesses save on costs.  Contact Linda on 021 886 034.









Mike Ette has over 25 years of experience in the ICT industry.  His areas of expertise include Telephony, Unified Communications, Data Networking and Managed Services.  Mike has worked with some of New Zealand’s largest corporates, government departments and tertiary education establishments.   His ability to view the procurement process from a supplier perspective helps Total Utilities’ telecoms customers achieve outcomes that best reflect their business needs.  Contact Mike on 0278 800 100 or email mike@tumg.co.nz 








Paul Hammond, Manager – South Island. Paul has a diverse business background including operating his own import/export businesses and filling a diverse range of senior management roles over the past 30 years.
He has served on the executive of national industry associations and is acutely aware of the need for businesses to continually focus on their operating costs.
As a proud Cantabrian, Paul is passionate about the Canterbury and Crusaders rugby teams and is a keen follower of various other sports.  Contact Paul on 021 226 6812 or email paul@tumg.co.nz.








Puskar Kulkarni, Sales Manager – Energy Efficiency. Pushkar has a Mechanical Engineering degree plus 20 years practical energy efficiency experience and an MBA from AUT University. His track record includes the successful implementation of end to end energy efficiency projects covering waste heat, alternate fuel sources, absorption chillers, energy performance contracting with guaranteed savings and various other site-wide energy optimisation measures.
After working with multinationals Honeywell, Schneider Electric and Thermax, he established an energy efficiency consulting business in partnership with Dr Paul Bannister of Exergy Australia Pty Ltd. This business was subsequently purchased by Energy Action Ltd in Australia who Total Utilities now represent in New Zealand.

Pushkar is a NABERS NZ Assessor and is a  Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP).  Contact Pushkar on 021 273 4337 or email pushkar@tumg.co.nz. 









Jonathan Gardiner joined Total Utilities Management Group as a procurement analyst in 2004 and specialises in the procurement of natural gas, telecommunications and waste services.  Jonathan is a graduate of the University of Auckland, where he completed a post graduate study in Policy Analysis.  Contact Jonathan on 021 265 8379.









Chris Hargreaves joined Total Utilities Management Group as a procurement analyst in 2007 from a background in FMCG with Dominion Breweries and Nobilo Wine Group.  Chris specialises in all areas of electricity purchasing and market analysis.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Design degree with first class honours from Unitec in 2003 and recently completed and passed the Efficiency Valuation Office (EVO) Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) course.  Contact Chris on 021 650 336.









Sam Repia joined Total Utilities in 2014 as a junior analyst specialising in energy procurement.  Having worked with Pulse Energy for the past four years in their customer service, resolutions and sales retention departments, Sam brings a strong customer service focus to the team as well as extensive experience in the retail side of the electricity industry.  Contact Sam on 021 2505260









Graham Galliers joined Total Utilities as procurement channel support in 2014.  Graham brings strong research and process skills to the team, developed over nine years working for the University of Auckland.  Graham supports the team of analysts to deliver reporting and customer support.  Contact Graham on 021 498646









Linda Gardiner provides the oil that keeps the Total Utilities machine running smoothly. Responsible for handling all aspects of business administration and accounts, Linda efficiently runs the office and keeps the team on task.  Contact Linda on 09 576 2107.

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