Telecom senior exodus continues, HR boss O'Neill leaving
BUSINESSDESK: Telecom's senior manager exodus continued today, with group human resources director Jan O'Neill joining the exit queue after the country's biggest phone company split itself in two last year.
Ms O'Neill wraps up 20 years with the company across a raft of HR-related roles, heading up group human resources for the past 18 months, Telecom says in a statement.
She has left to further her career and will finish up at the end of November.
"She has had an exemplary career at Telecom, always acting with the highest integrity and professionalism, and being a great advocate for our people," chief executive Simon Moutter says.
"HR is a critical role in my leadership team and I will move quickly to fill the vacancy."
Ms O'Neill joins the growing list of top bosses leaving the firm since previous CEO Paul Reynolds carved out the Chorus unit as a standalone entity last year and left the company in June.
The line-up includes group general counsel Tristan Gilbertson, head of Telecom retail Alan Gourdie, director of corporate relations Tina Symmans and her two PR offsiders, Mark Watts and Ian Bonnar.
Telecom shares rose 1.5% to $2.415 in trading today and have climbed 19% this year.