Meet the Team

Pete Wakefield

Pete Wakefield

Owner & Registered Electrician

Pete can be found in the office or out on the tools and occasionally he’s been caught looking for a decent coffee. When he’s not working he likes to spend his time in the mountains teaching his three young children how to ski or researching electric vehicles.

  • Registered Electrician
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Mitsubishi Heat Pump Installer
  • Mitsubishi Heat Pump Service Technician
  • EnaSolar Inverter Installer
Sonia Wakefield

Sonia Wakefield

Owner & Office Manager

Sonia keeps everything in the office running smoothly and efficiently. She takes care of the systems and processes that ensure all your invoicing and quotes are accurate and prompt every time. She’s also a KNX Partner so she can program and commission building automation systems.  When she’s not at the desk she’s busy with three young children. If they’re entertained too then you’ll occasionally find her out skiing, walking or riding a mountain bike.

  • Master of Science
  • KNX Partner
Patrick Thomson

Patrick Thomson

Registered Electrician

Patrick is a very skilled registered electrician based in Christchurch. He completed his apprenticeship with Wakefield Electrical.  He’s also a KNX Partner which means he’s qualified to install building automation systems and he’s a Mitsubishi certified heat pump installer and service technician.  When he’s not working you might find him spending time with his partner or doing some DIY at home.

  • Registered Electrician
  • KNX Partner
  • Mitsubishi heat pump installer
  • Mitsubishi heat pump service technician
Gavin King

Gavin King

Registered Electrician

Gavin is a Registered Electrician and he is based in Oxford and brings several years of broad experience to the team having worked for larger and smaller electrical companies in Australia. He’s here with his family to experience the good rural life and real winters with snow.  He does a lot of our rural work.

  • Registered Electrician
Tristan Lancaster

Tristan Lancaster

Apprentice Electrician

Tristan is currently doing his electrical apprenticeship while he works at Wakefield Electrical. He’s also a certified heat pump installer.  Tristan lives in the Darfield area and when he’s not helping out with the family beekeeping business you’ll find him out hunting in the high country.

  • Electrical Apprentice
  • Mitsubishi Heat Pump Installer

Torbyn Eady

Trade Assistant

Torbyn is a part time Trade Assistant at Wakefield Electrical and spends the rest of his week at Polytech as a Pre-trade Electrical student. He‘s keen on being outside, and in winter you’ll find him at Mt Hutt doing some tricky moves in the terrain park.  Recently he’s been learning how to install and commission heat pumps.

  • Trade Assistant
  • Electrical Trainee
Diane Mellish

Diane Mellish

Part Time Administrator

Diane is a retired Maths teacher so making sure that all the numbers balance in the accounts is a breeze for her. When she’s not in the office she’s out being a Super Grandma, running, tramping or climbing in the hills or quietly enjoying her garden.

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons)