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Chorus man to replace Brislen at Tuanz

Craig Young will take over the reins of the Telecommunication Users Association of New Zealand following the departure of current CEO, Paul Brislen, the organisation says.

Mr Brislen is heading for a role in PR.

Mr Young comes to Tuanz from a six year stint at Chorus where he most recently lead the industry relations programme.

He joined Chorus at the date of operational separation in 2008 as the Head of Business Development, and before that was GM of wholesale commercial development at TelstraClear. Craig has worked in the New Zealand IT and telecommunications industry in one form or another since 1997.

Mr Young will take up the role from October 13th 2014, working from an office shared with InternetNZ in the Auckland CBD.

Tuanz Chairman Chris O'Connell, who is based in Wellington, will be fill-in spokesman between Mr Brislen's departure next week and Mr Young's arrival.

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Congratulations to Craig, I'm sure he'll do a fine job

hearty congrats to Craig, well deserved.

Well done Craig. I wish you all the very best.

Congrats on the new role Craig. Look forward to a wine and a catch up!

Congrats to Craig! - however I question the need for both TUANZ and Internet NZ in a converging world of telecommunications and the internet. His first task "should" be to converge these two organisations - and effectively disestablish himself in the role he has just obtained.