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Topic # 70722 29-Oct-2010 11:36 Send private message

Just saw a tweet from TUANZ's Katherine Hall saying "Paul Brislen to lead TUANZ into the future #tuanz"...

This is an interesting development.




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  Reply # 397244 29-Oct-2010 11:41 Send private message

Wonder if he can completely detach himself from his previous role without bias?



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  Reply # 397246 29-Oct-2010 11:42 Send private message

I also just got confirmation from Vodafone that Paul Brislen is indeed leaving the company.

This is an interesting development indeed. Paul is a person with strong views and can easily articulate his thoughts. He's combative and sticks to his guns. He can clearly lead TUANZ to a new level.





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  Reply # 397248 29-Oct-2010 11:43 Send private message

Herald just reported it also...

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10683881




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  Reply # 397249 29-Oct-2010 11:44 Send private message

Tex Edwards won't be happy about that.

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  Reply # 397252 29-Oct-2010 11:48 Send private message

its like musical chairs, with Paul leaving for TUANZ and Bryony Hilless (2degrees commnuicaitons head) leaving to Alcatel-Lucent, when the music starts playing they get up and move around to the next seat.

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  Reply # 397256 29-Oct-2010 11:53

Hi all, yes it's true. I'm off to TUANZ as the chief executive. I start in February after a nice long summer.

To answer the questions so far: Yes, I can. Tex will be fine. The chairs are indeed musical!

I was a reporter for a decade before joining Vodafone and when I said I was coming over to the dark side (TM) there were plenty of folk who said I would struggle as I'd been such a vigorous reporter on the telco sector. I would hope those skills haven't entirely deserted me.

Good luck with it all,

Cheers

Paul




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Vodafone

http://forum.vodafone.co.nz




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  Reply # 397258 29-Oct-2010 11:56 Send private message

Please note I have changed the existing "PaulBrislen" account to "VFNZPaulBrislen".

Since Paul is leaving Vodafone today the existing "VFNZPaulBrislen" account will no longer be monitored.

Paul may be creating a new account here later.






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  Reply # 397259 29-Oct-2010 11:58 Send private message

All the best in your new role, when you finally get to sit in the hot seat!!




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  Reply # 397267 29-Oct-2010 12:09 Send private message

No surprise that this pro-Vodafone site endorses him!



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  Reply # 397269 29-Oct-2010 12:12 Send private message

newznz: No surprise that this pro-Vodafone site endorses him!


This site is not pro-Vodafone or pro-[any other operator]. What you are reading are individual opinions.

I personlly had many conflicts with Paul as Vodafone Head of Communications - read my blog and you will see it. But one thing is the "Vodafone Head of Communications" and another thing is "Paul Brislen".





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  Reply # 397270 29-Oct-2010 12:12 Send private message

No surprise that this pro-Vodafone site endorses him!


yea...congrats on the role but I doubt I will see any changes to the shakeup of TC in NZ

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  Reply # 397275 29-Oct-2010 12:19 Send private message

newznz: No surprise that this pro-Vodafone site endorses him!


what a trollish comment and to Paul congratulations

[Moderator edit (MF): updated]





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  Reply # 397288 29-Oct-2010 12:42 Send private message

Hopefully Paul will stick around on GZ, that level of direct contact with us mere mortals would be a refreshing change!

Good luck with the new role Paul!

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  Reply # 397299 29-Oct-2010 12:55 Send private message

Good luck Paul in the new roll. Look forward to your postings on the TUANZ blogs..




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  Reply # 397300 29-Oct-2010 12:56 Send private message

This guy spun info and deceived many many VF customers around the iPhone 4 launch screw up, and many consider he was an outright liar. Not sure he'll be taken seriously as someone pretending to represent the issues of those very people he was so outrightly dishonest to.

JohnR you can attack me again all you like but I'm just expressing my opinion.

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