Jon Stretch is an experienced chief executive with broad international experience in the information technology, telecommunications and industrial sectors. His background in systems and process engineering, business-to-business (B2B), business-to-consumer (B2C), sales and marketing, has enabled him to lead business transformation and growth in Australia and internationally. Prior to joining ERM Power, Mr Stretch was the executive vice president of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for Landis+Gyr, the leading provider of smart metering and energy management solutions globally. He joined Landis+Gyr as executive vice president Asia Pacific in January 2008 and in April 2010, he moved to Switzerland to take up the EMEA position. Prior to joining Landis+Gyr, Mr Stretch was chief executive of AAPT, an Australian-based telecommunications company wholly owned by Telecom New Zealand. He has extensive experience in Asia and Europe in IT and telecommunications, starting his career with IBM in Australia in 1986. He spent six years in Hong Kong with IBM and AT&T running substantial cross regional telecommunications services businesses, and several years running AT&T’s business across Europe, Middle East and Africa while based in Paris.