Story image

One of New Zealand’s largest companies farewells CEO

26 Mar 18

On the same day as SKY TV announced its appointment as the exclusive holder for television rights for all HBO content in New Zealand, the company’s CEO also announced his retirement.

John Fellet advised the company’s Board of his intentions to retire later this year, stating: “In order for the Board to commence a strategic succession process, I have indicated my desire to retire within the next 12 months.”

SKY Chairman Peter Macourt says a global search process would be undertaken, including New Zealand-based and internal candidates.

“John will be part of that search process and has agreed to remain as CEO until his successor is found. John will continue to serve on the SKY Board after the transition is made.”

Macourt expressed the Board’s gratitude for Fellet’s contribution to SKY, saying “John has been the driving force behind SKY’s success for many years. He has made an enormous contribution to our business, and to the television industry in New Zealand.”

“We are grateful for his work and commitment to SKY, and for the succession process he has instigated, which will allow a careful search for the right individual to take the reins at SKY,” adds Macourt.

Reflecting on his 27 years at the company, Fellet said “When I started we had 125 employees and three channels. I am immensely proud of the work of our team, which now numbers over 1100 staff, in growing SKY to the company it is today.”

“We have some exciting developments underway to take advantage of digital opportunities and to continue to deliver great content to New Zealanders.”

“I look forward to working with the team as we put them in place, and to finding the best person to lead SKY in the future.”

Dimension Data nabs three Cisco partner awards
Cisco announced the awards, including APJ Partner of the Year, at a global awards reception during its annual partner conference.
WatchGuard’s eight (terrifying) 2019 security predictions
The next evolution of ransomware, escalating nation-state attacks, biometric hacking, Wi-Fi protocol security, and Die Hard fiction becomes reality.
Rimini Street hits NZ shores with new subsidiary
The third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP has opened a new Auckland-based office and appointed Sean Jones as NZ senior account executive.
Why the adoption of SAP is growing among SMEs
Small and medium scale enterprises are emerging as lucrative end users for SAP.
Exclusive: How the separation of Amazon and AWS could affect the cloud market
"Amazon Web Services is one of the rare companies that can be a market leader but remain ruthlessly innovative and agile."
HPE extends cloud-based AI tool InfoSight to servers
HPE asserts it is a big deal as the system can drive down operating costs, plug disruptive performance gaps, and free up time to allow IT staff to innovate.
Digital Realty opens new AU data centre – and announces another one
On the day that Digital Realty cut the ribbon for its new Sydney data centre, it revealed that it will soon begin developing another one.
A roadmap to AI project success
Five keys preparation tasks, and eight implementation elements to keep in mind when developing and implementing an AI service.