Our Team

Richard Gardiner

Managing Director

Richard founded Total Utilities Management Group in 1999 and is head of sales and marketing. 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 consultants.

Gardiner by name and gardener by nature. Richard is also a fanatical supporter of Ipswich Town FC and his interests range from genealogy to environmental issues and his longstanding project (still at the conceptual stage!) to write a novel.

David Spratt

Director, Strategy and Transformation

David uses the experience he gained through 30 years of senior ICT roles to guide clients through a measured decision-making process, building strategy and ensuring customers make the best technology investments for their business.

David volunteered as a sports coach for over thirty years but has now retired to the couch where he spends his Saturday evenings yelling at the TV about technique, tactics and team selections.

David also serves as a trustee for the Counties Power Consumer Trust.

Mike Ette


Mike has over 25 years of experience in the ICT industry with specific expertise in Telephony, Unified Communications, Data Networking and Managed Services. Understanding customer requirements, with his pragmatic approach, ensures Total Utilities’ customers achieve outcomes that best reflect their business needs.

When not being a taxi service for his two sons, Mike spends the small amount of his available spare time, indulging in his love for V8 powered vehicles, including a 1968 Firebird and a highly modified 1962 EJ Holden project.

Jonathan Gardiner


As General Manager at Total Utilities, Jonathan is extremely versatile in delivering high quality insights and analytics spanning ICT, Natural Gas and Waste.

Jonathan is a keen hiker and loves getting into the great outdoors. When he can’t get outdoors, he reads or watches anything he can find on science, politics and history. He captains social cricket and football teams, and believes these are to blame for his alarming onset of grey hair. He loves cricket, football and soccer although his aptitude for all three falls well short of his passion.

Chris Hargreaves


Chris joined Total Utilities in 2007 and sets a high standard for the analytics team. As a creative problem solver he employs an investigative approach to analysis ensuring that outcomes are measured and quantifiable. Chris was a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) from 2016-2019.

Chris spends weekends inventing things in his workshop on the farm and enjoying the outdoors. He is also the co-captain of the office cricket commentary box and along with Jonathan is a long-time member of the Natural Disasters indoor cricket team.


Tania Coelho

Energy Manager - Sustainability Solutions

Tania joins Total Utilities with a wealth of knowledge and experience in helping clients become more sustainable. With a background in project management, large-scale solar and wind generation projects, energy consulting and analytics she builds strong relationships with clients and creates bespoke energy solutions that meet their unique requirements. Tania is currently serving on the board of Carbon and Energy Professionals New Zealand (CEP) and is a Certified Carbon Auditor and NABERSNZ accredited assessor.

Tania is from Recife, in the North East of Brazil. She came to New Zealand in 2016 with the intention of a short stay but after falling in love with the local culture, decided to make a go of life in New Zealand. She now resides in South Auckland with her partner and their three cats, living by a philosophy that anything is worthy of a celebration. Besides working hard for the title of the crazy cat-lady in her neighbourhood, Tania life-passion is food, slanted heavily towards the eating, rather than the preparing.


Kelvin Sargeant

Client Development Manager

Kelvin’s role is to develop Total Utilities’ business with clients and partners.

Many years of experience interacting with CxO’s, General Management and technical users at all levels, together with extensive professional training, has equipped him to grasp strategic business issues quickly and understand what is required to get the right outcomes.

Kelvin has around 30 years experience helping New Zealand customers meet their business objectives, with sales roles in New Zealand ICT and telecommunications companies including Wang New Zealand, TelstraClear and most recently over 10 years at AT&T.

He has a keen interest in music and photography, as well as a number of sports, and cycles to maintain some level of fitness (battery assisted these days!).

Euan Lamont

Manager - Lower North Island

Euan is the newest member of the Total Utilities crew. With over 6 years of Electricity Industry retail knowledge and vast sales experience, he is not put off by a challenge and is keen to know our clients better by asking in-depth questions about how their business operates or indeed, what makes them tick.

Originally from Scotland, Euan enjoys many outdoor pursuits exploring the Wellington Region. He has played rugby since the age of 5 when at the age of 21, he moved to New Zealand – aka. “Rugby’s Mecca” where he still plays competitively. If & when the Wellington weather is misbehaving, Euan can be found indoors with a book in hand or socialising with friends over a beer or dinner; being a stereotypical Scotsman however, this usually results in him avoiding the question of “who’s picking up the bill”.

Quinton Fisher

Auckland Regional Sales Manager

Quinton joins the Total Utilities team as our Auckland Regional Sales Manager, bringing with him over a decade of experience working in utilities, and a firm background in sales, marketing, negotiating, analytics, cost management, and coaching. In South Africa, he owned a successful utilities business, ThinkTility. He is passionate about finding solutions for businesses, solving complex problems and helping clients save money, grow their profits, and become more sustainable.

A real people person, Quinton highly values cultivating relationships with both his clients and his colleagues.  Since moving here from South Africa with his family, Quinton enjoys exploring the beautiful New Zealand outdoors through hiking, biking, swimming and fishing.

Paul Hammond

Manager, South Island

Paul has a diverse range of senior management roles over the past 30 years. Based in Christchurch he 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.

Linda MacIver

Sales Manager

Linda 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.

Having recently moved from the big smoke to rural Taranaki, Linda is enjoying tending to her heard of precocious alpacas as well as the tranquility of the countryside.

Sam Repia

Utility Analyst

Sam joined Total Utilities in 2015 having previously spent four years with Pulse Energy. Sam brings a strong customer service focus to the analytics team, as well as extensive experience leading dispute resolution teams in the retail side of the electricity industry.

Sam is currently completing a BSC in Psychology and Data Analysis at Massey University, has a fondness of meme’s, a keen video gamer and enjoys traditional style braais on weekends with family.

Linda Gardiner

Administration and Accounts

Linda provides the oil that keeps the Total Utilities machine running smoothly. Efficiently running the office and keeping the team on task, Linda is responsible for handling all aspects of business administration and accounts.

In addition to her culinary talents, Linda combines a love of retail therapy at home with keeping the rest of us on the financial straight and narrow at work.

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