12 Jun 2018

Russell Stanners to step down from Vodafone

9:59 am on 12 June 2018

The head of Vodafone New Zealand, Russell Stanners, is stepping down.

Russell Stanners

Russell Stanners Photo: VODAFONE NZ

The telecommunications company said Mr Stanners will leave at the end of October, after more than a decade at the top.

He's overseen the company's growth from being a purely mobile telephone company to a full service telecommunications concern.

The British-owned Vodafone now offers mobile, fixed line, broadband and pay television with a customer base of more than two million.

Mr Stanners led Vodafone in an unsuccessful attempt to merge with Sky Television, which was turned down by the Commerce Commission because of competition concerns.

He will be succeeded by Jason Paris, who has recently joined the group from rival Spark.

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