THE WIRE

Executive Team

 Anthony Briscoe

Anthony Briscoe CEO

Anthony was appointed to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer for Southern Cross Cable Network in July 2014.

Prior to this Anthony represented Telecom New Zealand as a Director on the Board of Southern Cross Cable Network. During his time at Telecom Anthony was Managing Director of TNZI, and was also responsible for domestic wholesale business.

Anthony initiated the development of the Southern Cross Cable system and represented Telecom on the Board. He has been Chairman and/or a Director of Telecom's off-shore companies and of Telecom Systems Support Ltd (with NEC)Telecom Cook Islands Ltd (Cook Islands Government) and Telecom Samoa Mobile Ltd (Samoa Government).

Anthony has a Bachelor of Arts, Diploma Export, and a Diploma in International Marketing (Hons). He has also completed an Executive Development Program at Wharton Business School.

 

 Nikki Shone

Nikki Gold General Counsel & Commercial Director

Nikki joined Southern Cross in 2008. Prior to joining Southern Cross was a senior counsel with Telecom New Zealand for over 7 years. Nikki holds a Bachelor of Law (LLB) (Honours 1st Class) and a Bachelor of Business Studies, Accounting and Finance, and is a Chartered Accountant as well as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Courts of New Zealand and NSW Australia. Nikki has a Diploma in Dispute Resolution, and is an Associate of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute New Zealand, and has recently also completed a Diploma in Law and Policy of the Sea from Rhodes Academy.

 

 Ronnie Nathu

Ronnie Nathu Finance Director

Ronnie has been with Southern Cross for over 10 years having previously held Senior Investment positions within Telecom New Zealand. Ronnie Accounting & Charted Accounting degree qualifications from Victoria University in Wellington.

 

 Craige Sloots

Craige Sloots Director Marketing & Sales

Craige has been with Southern Cross for over 7 years as Strategy and Business Development Manager, and having held previous positions in Engineering, Strategy and Finance in Optus and OTC. Craige holds Engineering degree qualifications from University of Queensland, along post graduate Dip. Management and MBA qualifications.

 

 Dean Veverka

Dean Veverka Director Networks & VP Operations

Dean has been with Southern Cross for over 10 years holding various operational and technical positions in Southern Cross and previously in Optus and OTC Limited. Dean has held the positions of Chairman of the International Submarine Cable Protection Committee (ICPC), and Treasurer of the North American Submarine Cable Association (NASCA).

 

Board of Directors

 Ooi Seng Keat

Seng Keat Ooi - SingTel

Seng Keat is well known in the submarine and telecommunications industry, particularly in the Asia-Pacific where he has been involved in a number of cable systems. Seng Keat has been with SingTel for 22 years and is their current Vice President of Submarine Cables & Ventures.

 

 Ben White

Ben White – SingTel Optus

Ben White is the Managing Director of Optus’ Marketing and Product division. This group brings together all of Optus’ consumer marketing activities along with the development and financial management of Optus’ entire suite of consumer mobile, fixed, TV and entertainment services.  The portfolio also includes responsibility for Optus’ wholly-owned subsidiaries, Virgin Mobile and vividwireless.  

In addition to his existing responsibilities with Optus’ consumer business, Ben also currently serves as a Board member of Optus Insurance, Optus’ wholly owned handset insurance business, as a Board member of the Bridge Alliance, SE Asia’s leading mobile roaming consortium, as well as serving as a Board member of Southern Cross Cable Networks, the leading undersea cable provider linking Australia and New Zealand with North America.

 

 Nick Clarke

John Wesley-Smith – Spark

John is General Manager of Regulatory Affairs at Spark New Zealand, and is responsible for managing Spark's relationships with government and industry on policy matters.  He joined Spark in 2005 and has extensive experience managing complex policy and commercial engagements with government, and leading multi-lateral industry processes.  Prior to joining Spark, John practised law at Russell McVeagh, where he specialised in commercial and financial law, with a particular focus on infrastructure industries.

 

 Dave Havercroft

David Havercroft – Spark

 

David Havercroft has been an executive in technology and telecommunications organizations for over 30 years. Prior to joining the Southern Cross Board, David was Chief Operating Officer of Spark New Zealand responsible for networks, IT and major programs to deliver operational efficiencies and simplification of the business. 

David has many years of international telecommunications industry experience. He has held executive and management roles in business and technology functions in British Telecom, Cable & Wireless and IBM.

 

 

 Cev Mehdi

Cevdat Mehdi - Verizon

Cev is the currently Manager of Submarine Cable and FiOS Planning  in Verizon having held various previous positions within Verizon, and has over 20 years of telecommunications experience.

 

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