Telecom appoints former Vodafone boss Miles to head up Gen-i

Tim Miles takes charge at Telecom's Gen-i business ICT unit on Feb. 4

Telecom, which spun out its Chorus network unit last year, has appointed former PGG Wrightson boss Tim Miles to take charge at its Gen-i business ICT unit.

Mr Miles, who got a $3 million golden handshake when he unexpectedly left Wrightson in 2010, will take on the role from Febrary 4, succeeding Chris Quin who was bumped up Telecom's pecking order to head its retail business.

Mr Miles previously led Vodafone New Zealand for four years at the start of the millennium before a brief stint with the global phone operator in the UK.

"Tim takes over the Gen-i reins at a time when more companies are appreciating the benefits of innovative ICT solutions, especially with the rapid expansion of next generation cloud computing services," chief executive Simon Moutter says in a statement.

"Gen-i is well placed to assist more and more New Zealand businesses to an exciting ICT future."

Telecom's shares rose 0.7% to $2.335 in trading today, and have gained 11%this year.

(BusinessDesk)

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Tim is an excellent choice for Gen-i - he is not only a decent human being, but more importantly is a leader that others want to follow, this is just what is needed at Gen-i

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Anyone know where which city he will be based in?

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Anyone know why Mr Miles, unexpectedly left Wrightson in 2010?

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#3 yes he left because idiots like you kept asking stupid questions

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