As of today Jason Paris is the acting CEO of Spark Home, Mobile and Business (HMB). Former CEO Chris Quin’s last day was June 30.
Paris has been with Spark New Zealand for four years as general manager for Spark HMB, and was with the company during the transformation from Telecom to Spark New Zealand.
As CEO he will lead a team of over 2,000 employees, providing more than two million New Zealand consumers and SMEs with access to broadband, mobile, WiFi and a range of other services.
Paris says his immediate priority is to ensure the momentum behind Spark continues, with a clear focus on existing customers.
He says Spark wants to be the brand that makes existing customers feel as though they are more important than anything else.
On his predessor and the legacy he leaves behind, Paris says, “Chris is a New Zealand business legend, and he has our wholehearted best wishes as he takes up the role of CEO at Foodstuffs - an iconic New Zealand brand.
“He leaves the business in a strong position, and has set us up to take things to the next level for our customers."
Paris has a commercial, strategy and marketing background, having worked in the media, technology and retail sectors.
In previous roles he was CEO of TV3 and Four and also held executive positions in New Zealand and Europe with TVNZ, Nokia and McDonalds.