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  • Mark Aue 2degrees Mobile, Tier 1 Representative

    Mark Aue became 2degrees Chief Executive on July 1, 2019, having joined the company as its Chief Financial Officer in July the previous year.

    Kiwi-born Mark has more than 20 years executive leadership, with 15 years telecommunications industry experience. Mark has held a broad range of roles with Vodafone, where he was its CFO prior to joining 2degrees. He has also held global finance leadership roles with Vodafone group, based in the UK and worked as a consultant in FMCG.

    Auckland based, with partner Kate and four children, Mark’s career has involved the delivery of above expected results via transformation that focuses on culture and the development of people.

  • Kate McKenzie 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.

    Kate joined the TCF Board in April 2017.

  • Jolie Hodson Spark New Zealand, Tier 1 Representative

    Jolie Hodson is Chief Executive of Spark New Zealand.
    As Chief Executive Jolie is responsible for ensuring the company has a sound strategy and applies her leadership to delivering on that strategy, while building a leadership team around her and a business that can adapt to the fast-changing world of digital services.

    Her appointment to Chief Executive in July 2019 followed a substantial career with Spark, leading most components of the operating business over a period of six years.
    Having joined Spark in 2013 as Spark Chief Financial Officer, Jolie played a pivotal part in repositioning the business from a ‘telco’ to a ‘digital service provider’, securing its return to growth in 2016. In 2016 she became Chief Executive Officer of Spark Digital, Spark’s ICT services division delivering digital solutions to a wide range of New Zealand business.

    Following Spark’s 2018 transition to Agile, Jolie was appointed Customer Director for Spark, which required a strong understanding of dynamic and competitive markets and clear insight into what our customers value.
    Prior to joining Spark, held a number of executive roles for Lion Group Australia, after starting her career with Deloitte's.
  • Jason Paris Vodafone, Tier 1 Representative

    Jason is the CEO of Vodafone New Zealand and joined Vodafone Group in April 2018 from Spark New Zealand where he was Chief Executive Officer of Home, Mobile and Business.

    Prior to his time at Spark, Jason held senior executive roles in Europe and New Zealand across the technology, media and retail industries.
  • Mark Callander 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.
  • Vince Hawksworth Trustpower, Tier 3 Representative

    Vince Hawksworth joined Trustpower in 2010. Originally from the UK where he worked for British Coal, Vince moved to New Zealand with his family in 1993. Vince was Production Manager at Huntly Power Station before roles as General Manager Generation and General Manager Retail with Genesis Energy.

    Prior to joining Trustpower Vince was appointed CEO for Hydro Tasmania in 2006. Vince studied mining engineering at Trent Polytechnic in Nottingham, UK and has an MBA from Waikato University. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and a member of the Institute of Directors
Last Modified On Friday, 2 August 2019