​CCO Key Persons


The role of the Critical Contingency Operator is performed by Key Persons approved by the Gas Industry Company.  

Graham Alexander

Graham is a Chartered Engineer and has worked in both Gas Transmission and Gas Distribution for over 30 years in the UK, Turkey and New Zealand. 

His expertise are in Pipeline Integrity, Operations & Maintenance and he has gained extensive experience in Emergency Management.

Julie Langford

Julie has a degree in Managerial Sciences and a Certificate in Emergency Management.  She has worked in the NZ gas industry for 16 years including the role of System Operator for the NZ gas transmission systems and being part of the original CCO delivery team since the introduction of the CCM Regulations in 2008. She is currently an industry consultant.

Ross Dixon

Ross is a registered professional engineer with a BE from the University of Canterbury and an experienced manager with an MBA from Massey University. 

He has 23 years' Asset Management, Technical, Operational and Leadership experience across HV electrical power systems and oil/gas production & transportation systems.