Spark fills customer director role vacated by new CEO

Grant McBeath.

Spark New Zealand announced today that Grant McBeath will become customer director on the Spark leadership squad, effective July 1. Mr McBeath will replace current customer director Jolie Hodson, who will become Spark’s chief executive from that date.

Speaking about Mr McBeath’s appointment, Ms Hodson says he has a strong track record of building high performing teams and delivering for customers not only at Spark, but also in his time in global executive roles in companies like Nokia.

Mr McBeath joined the business in 2013 as general manager of sales for the Spark consumer and SMB business. He had a period of six months as acting chief executive for Spark Home, Mobile and Business prior to becoming channel leader, consumer and SMB when Spark changed to Agile ways of working.

From July 1, the members of the Spark Leadership Squad will be chief executive Jolie Hodson,  customer director Grant McBeath,
finance director (CFO) David Chalmers, general counsel Melissa Anastasiou, HR director Joe McCollum, marketing director Matt Bain, product director Tessa Tierney and 
technology director Mark Beder

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