InternetNZ - new leadership team complete

Jordan CarterA blog by Jordan Carter, Group Chief Executive

2018 is a year of very big change for the InternetNZ Group. At the end of March, InternetNZ merged with NZRS - the registry and operator for .nz domain names - and the new, slimmed down board of the Domain Name Commission started work.

The changes are part of a new approach that will see InternetNZ deliver more for Internet users across New Zealand.

I'm leading the team as Group Chief Executive and am pleased to report that our work since February in designing and recruiting our new leadership team is now complete.

I'm very excited to announce the final appointments to our leadership team - Catherine Fenwick and David Morrison.

Catherine is InternetNZ's new Organisational Services Director. She has a finance and corporate services background and most recently Catherine was Head of Corporate Services at Dimension Data.

David Morrison will join the leadership team as the new Commercial Director. David has a lot of experience working in the tech sector and used to be the Chief Marketing Officer at NZRS. David's most recent role was Account Director at Provoke.

The full leadership team who will be helping me to make InternetNZ better than ever is:

  • Catherine Fenwick - Organisational Services Director
  • David Morrison - Commercial Director
  • Dr Ellen Strickland - Policy Director
  • Andrew Cushen - Outreach and Engagement Director
  • Dave Baker - Technology Services Director
  • Sebastian Castro - Chief Scientist

With our leadership team all in place, our next step is to review, clarify and simplify our strategy. It's four years since our current strategy was agreed, and it was designed by our three previous Boards and Chief Executives. We'll be taking a close look, and setting out a fresh agenda for the Group for 2020 and beyond.

I'm thrilled with the calibre of our new leadership team and looking forward to getting stuck in and making InternetNZ a more streamlined and impactful organisation for New Zealanders and policy makers. My only wish is that we could have said "yes" to more of the talented applicants who sought to join our team.

The work we do is really important, and as the Internet plays a bigger role in all our lives, our work will continue to reflect that. We speak on behalf of New Zealanders who use the Internet, and the services we offer are essential for Kiwis who want to make the most of a free and open Internet.

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