Simon Moutter: Chief Executive
As Chief Executive and Executive Director, Simon is responsible for the leadership, strategic direction and management of the company. He was appointed as Telecom CEO in May 2012, commencing mid-August of the same year. Simon is well attuned to the Telecom business having managed parts of the company in previous roles, most recently as Chief Operating Officer during the years 1999-2008. In the intervening years, he was the CEO of Auckland International Airport for a period of four years in which the company experienced customer growth and significant uplift in its share price. Prior to this he spent 13 years in the electricity and gas industry where he held various positions including chief executive of Powerco (1992 to 1999). Simon has a Master's degree in Engineering from the University of Canterbury and a Bachelor's degree in Science from Massey University.
Chris Quin: Chief Executive, Telecom Retail
Chris is responsible for driving the Retail team's commitment to improving the experience of Telecom consumer and business customers. Chris's strengths include channel management, sales and services strategy, and business change. He is an acknowledged team leader and motivator. His achievements have included the management of the merger of Gen-i, Telecom Advanced Solutions, and Computerland after establishing Telecom Advanced Solutions as New Zealand's leading ICT services group, achieving year-on-year business growth and expansion into Australia. Before joining Telecom in 1991, Chris was CFO for Mitel and Financial Accountant at Orica (formerly ICI). He took up his current role in 2012, after successfully leading Gen-i since 2004. Chris has a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from Victoria University in Wellington.
Tim Miles: Chief Executive, Gen-i
Tim joined Gen-i in February 2013 and leads a team of passionate people responsible for delivering converged technology and telecommunications solutions to corporate, government and business clients across New Zealand and Australia.Tim started his ICT career in New Zealand with IBM, where he was responsible for public sector customers, and later joined Data General Corporation, rising to Director of Marketing - Asia Pacific (based in Singapore). From 1994 until 2001, he was with Unisys Corporation in various senior executive roles, including Managing Director New Zealand and Vice President responsible for Unisys' worldwide telecommunications business.In 2001, Tim joined the Vodafone group. He was CEO of Vodafone New Zealand for almost four years, then moved to the United Kingdom for assignments as CEO of Vodafone UK and then Group Chief Technology Officer, Vodafone plc. In late 2006, Tim returned to New Zealand. He was Managing Director of PGG Wrightson until October 2010, and has since been involved in a number of industry and not-for-profit
David Yuile: Chief Executive, AAPT
As Chief Executive Officer of AAPT, David Yuile is an energised business leader with 20 years proven track record working with both blue chip and private equity financed companies across four countries. A consummate operator with demonstrated turnaround experience, David delivers on 'The Extreme Performance Networking' vision across the Enterprise, Wholesale and Media segments of AAPT. David's strategic thinking skills and knowledge were instrumental in the transformation of AAPT and assisted in the introduction of sustainable business practices in a competitive and ever-changing market.
David was the former Chief Operating Officer at AAPT and held various roles prior to joining the organisation including Director of Networks at PowerTel, Chief Executive Officer of 90 East and co-founder of Sales Technology that he sold to NASDAQ listed provider Interliant.
David is a dedicated supporter of start-ups and technological innovation in Australia and sits on the advisory board for San Francisco based technology start-up Framehawk. David also holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree from the University of Glasgow.
Jolie Hodson: Chief Financial Officer
Jolie has worked for the past 12 years with the Lion group, Australasia's largest beverages group. Most recently she has been finance director of the Beer, Spirits & Wine Australia division - Lion's largest business unit. Before joining Lion in 2000, Jolie spent eight years with Deloitte's audit division based in Auckland, rising to senior audit manager. She gained a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland and has attended the Strategic Management Program at Sydney's Macquarie Graduate School of Management.
David Havercroft: Group Chief Technology Officer
David Havercroft, joined Telecom NZ in October 2009. UK-born, David has over 25 years experience in the telecommunications industry, in executive roles in business and technology functions in major telco operators, BT and Cable & Wireless; and in professional services organisations, PwC and IBM. David has a proven track record in designing and leading complex business and information technology transformation programmes with particular focus on strategic partnerships. He has designed and led major change programmes focused on revenue growth and cost efficiency, network roll-outs and ongoing management of in- sourced and outsourced operations. David's leadership and operational focus includes implementing governance mechanisms to support the realisation of business outcomes, and creating high performance cultures. Whilst at IBM Asia Pacific, David developed and led the transformation outsourcing approach for Bharti Televentures (India) - a fixed and mobile operator, where he oversaw hyper-growth from 3 million customers to over 45 million customers. The transformation programme David led at Bharti successfully designed and implemented a complete telco technology architecture and new operational business processes for all of Bharti's telecommunications business units and products. In his last role at IBM, David was responsible for the development and delivery of strategic outsourcing for telecommunications clients for IBM in Asia Pacific.
Rod Snodgrass: Telecom Digital Ventures
Rod heads up Telecom Digital Ventures, a business unit formed in early 2013 to look at new technologies and the new consumer needs and business opportunities that these will create. Telecom Digital Ventures is a dedicated growth business unit that has an arms-length operating model, and the necessary scope and resourcing to be open, agile and fast in pursuit of its goals. Rod, previously the Chief Product Officer at Telecom, has a huge amount of local and international technology and innovation experience. He has a strong background in internet, broadband and mobility, including with Ericsson Cellular, as well as running Xtra and the Fixed Line division in Telecom and a stint as Telecoms Group Strategy Director. Most recently he was Chief Product Officer. Rod brings broad industry knowledge and expertise from being on the Mobile World Capital Advisory Board, Telco Futures Forum and Southern Cross Cables Board and previously on the Boards of the Icehouse, TMT Ventures, 3 Australia and Yahoo!Xtra amongst others.
Joe McCollum: Group HR Director
Joe McCollum joined Telecom in November 2012 as Group HR Director. He has over 30 years experience in HR throughout the world, and is notable for transformational HR initiatives at companies undergoing significant change. In the late 1970s Joe worked in Saudi Arabia for 5 years as the HR Director for a 4,500-staff hospital company before joining Pepsi initially in Cyprus and then in the headquarters in New York. He obtained his MSc in Business Studies from Columbia University and then moved to the hospitality industry in New Zealand/Australia in 1989 as HR Director for Lion Nathan. At the end of 1997 he returned to the UK to take up the role of worldwide HR Director for ICI, a global chemical company with 65,000 employees. He joined Misys in 1999 - a global software company recognised as a world leader in various segments. In 2004 he joined the music business with EMI and managed through the sale of EMI to a private-equity company before joining DMGT in 2008. He remained with DMGT until returning to New Zealand in 2012.