Channel Infrastructure appoints Alexa Preston as Chief Financial Officer

Friday 30 June 2023

Channel Infrastructure has appointed Alexa Preston as Chief Financial Officer following an executive search conducted by SEQEL Partners.

Channel Infrastructure is an NZX top 50 business and New Zealand’s leading independent fuel infrastructure company. The business primarily acts as an import terminal for the fuel needed to power New Zealand’s economy - delivering fuel safely and efficiently to the Northland and Auckland markets. 

Alexa has more than 20 years’ experience in senior management, finance, commercial, investment banking and advisory roles. Most recently, she held the position of Finance Lead Partner - Group Performance and Investor Relations at Spark New Zealand Limited.

Commenting, Channel CEO Rob Buchanan said: “I am excited to announce Alexa’s appointment as the CFO of Channel Infrastructure. With her unique combination of finance and commercial experience she will be a hugely valuable addition to the team, and I’m looking forward to her helping to shape and deliver our strategy and execute on the growth opportunities ahead of us.”

Alexa says: “I am delighted to be joining the Channel Infrastructure team. There are many exciting opportunities to leverage Channel’s unique and highly strategic asset base to facilitate New Zealand’s energy resiliency and transition, and to support decarbonisation. I look forward to working with the team to deliver on these opportunities to drive Channel’s continued success.”

Alexa is a Chartered Accountant and began her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers. She has held senior roles with Grant Samuel & Associates, KPMG, NZME Limited and Spark New Zealand Limited.

Alexa will commence her new role on 29 September and take over from Denise Jensen who returned to the role as interim Chief Financial Officer.