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2degrees Mobile, Tier 1 Representative
Originally from Dunfermline, Scotland, Stewart has more than 30 years mobile industry experience which has seen him work in 20 different countries across six continents. Starting out as an apprentice technician for British Telecom, Stewart held a range of technology-based and then senior roles in some demanding mobile companies including Slovenia, Croatia, Georgia, the US and UK, Iceland, Latvia, Saudi Arabia, Australia and Russia.
Stewart was appointed CEO of 2degrees in August 2013. Prior to taking on the role as CEO, Stewart was Chairman of the 2degrees board for four years and Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer at Trilogy International Partners, 2degrees’ majority shareholder.
Chorus, Tier 1 Representative
Appointed as CEO of Chorus in February 2017, Kate McKenzie brings her extensive communications infrastructure and leadership experience to Chorus’ top job.
Before becoming Chorus’ Chief Executive, Kate was most recently Chief Operating Officer of Telstra, Australia’s largest telecommunications company. She joined Telstra in 2004 holding a range of senior executive roles in strategy, marketing, products, regulatory and wholesale.
Spark New Zealand, Tier 1 Representative
Simon Moutter returned to Telecom (now Spark) in August 2012 as Managing Director. In this role, he is responsible for the overall leadership and strategic direction of the company that provides mobile, broadband and IT services to more than two million New Zealanders every day, as well as in Australia.
Simon spent nearly 15 years in the energy sector where he worked in various senior roles, including CEO of Powerco Ltd and Station Manager at the New Plymouth Power Station. He ran his own engineering consultancy and contracting company before joining Telecom as General Manager of Network Delivery in 1999. After 9 years, including several as Chief Operating Officer, Simon left in 2008 to be CEO of Auckland International Airport before returning to Telecom in 2012.
Vodafone, Tier 1 Representative
Russell was appointed Chief Executive of Vodafone New Zealand in April 2005. During his time as CEO he has led Vodafone’s efforts to expand into the total communications market, most recently securing the acquisition of TelstraClear.
He has been charged with repositioning the business from a mobile operator to a full service communications company with a strong focus on innovation, customer service and value as key strategic platforms.
Vocus Communications, Tier 2 Representative
Mark has over 15 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry. He began his career with Telecom before joining CallPlus. As CEO of CallPlus, he has been a key driver behind the growth and success of the company. Under Mark’s leadership, CallPlus developed a strong leadership position in the industry and has been widely recognised as the ‘consumer champion’, driving change in the New Zealand regulatory and competitive landscape.
After it’s sale to the M2 Group in 2015, Mark has continued to lead CallPlus New Zealand and has joined the executive team in Australia.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Management Studies from the University of Waikato and completed Leadership for Senior Executives with Harvard Business School.
Ultrafast Fibre, Tier 3 Representative
William has had over 35 years of experience covering multiple industry groups. Involved in the government Ultrafast Broadband initiative from the beginning for Waikato Networks Ltd, where he has successfully managed the design, construction and development of the fibre network for their region. He has lead the development of the company into an operating organisation and was appointed the CEO of the combined entity in 2011.
Ultrafast Fibre Ltd is one of the fastest growing fibre businesses in New Zealand. This was recognised as being first in 2015 in the Deloitte Fast 50’s - Fastest Growing Technology business – Central North Island and 12th spot in the overall national rankings.
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Last Modified On Tuesday, 21 March 2017