Spark announces ‘Digital First’ program and changes to leadership team

Simon Moutter, Spark CEO, announces the company’s new Strategic Program - Digital First – and changes to the executive team.

Among the changes is the departure of Chris Quin, chief executive of Spark Home, Mobile and Business, in the middle of this year.

With the Turnaround Program coming to its end, a new strategic program - Digital First - will be set up over the next few months, says Moutter in a statement. “Our aim will be to create New Zealand’s leading digital services platform and suite of digital applications intended to fuel market growth.”

He says that in support of these business changes, the new leadership team will include:

Jason Paris, GM Spark Home, Mobile Business, will be taking over from Quin from July. Paris has been with the company for over three years and led the rebranding of Telecom to Spark.

Rod Snodgrass, CEO Spark Ventures, will head the new Digital First Program in conjunction with his existing accountability for Spark Ventures.

Jolie Hodson, Chief Financial Officer, will take on some operational business activities in conjunction with her existing CFO accountabilities, with the Skinny and Big Pipe businesses moving outside Spark Ventures and reporting directly into her starting next month.

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