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Russell Stanners Stanners leaving Vodafone NZ

Russell Stanners Stanners leaving Vodafone NZ

Ex-Spark exec Jason Paris takes on CEO role in November

Russell Stanners

Russell Stanners

Russell Stanners is stepping down from his role as Vodafone New Zealand CEO at the end of October.

He will be succeeded by Jason Paris, currently Vodafone’s director for convergence acceleration, based in London.

Paris joined Vodafone Group in April this year from Spark where he was CEO of home, mobile and business.

Jason Paris
Jason Paris

“I would like to thank Russell for his tremendous contribution to Vodafone and wish him every success in the future, and congratulate Jason on his new appointment,” says Vodafone Regional CEO for AMAP, Vivek Badrinath, in a statement.

Stanners started his career at Vodafone NZ as its first enterprise director in 2002.

“Since his appointment as CEO in 2005, he has transformed the company from a consumer mobile business to a digital technology leader providing fixed, TV, converged and mobile services to more than two million customers across New Zealand,” says Badrinath.

 Stanners says the company will continue to operate as usual until he completes his tenure in October.

“It’s been an incredible journey and the time has come for me to step down from my role as Vodafone NZ CEO. I’m committed to leading our great team until October and beyond that, I wish the company all the best as it enters a new era,” he states.

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