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#237662 12-Jun-2018 09:12
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Russell Stanners has today announced that he has decided to step down from his role as Vodafone New Zealand CEO at the end of October 2018.

 

Vodafone Regional CEO for AMAP, Vivek Badrinath, thanked Russell for his enormous contribution to Vodafone over the past 17 years.

 

“Russell has long been a part of the Vodafone family, starting his career as Vodafone New Zealand’s first Enterprise Director in 2002.

 

“Since his appointment as CEO in 2005, Russell has transformed the company from a consumer mobile business to a digital technology leader providing fixed, TV, converged and mobile services to more than two million customers across New Zealand.

 

“I would like to sincerely thank Russell for his significant contributions to our business during his impressive career at Vodafone,” Vivek said.

 

Vodafone CEO Russell Stanners said the company will continue to operate as usual until he completes his tenure in October.

 

“It’s been an incredible journey and the time has come for me to step down from my role as Vodafone NZ CEO. I’m committed to leading our great team until October and beyond that, I wish the company all the best as it enters a new era,” Russell said.  

 

Russell Stanners will be succeeded by Jason Paris, currently Vodafone’s Director for Convergence Acceleration, AMAP Region. 

 

In 2018 Jason joined Vodafone Group from Spark where he was CEO of Home, Mobile & Business. Jason’s new appointment will be effective from 1 November 2018.

 

“I would like to thank Russell for his tremendous contribution to Vodafone and wish him every success in the future, and congratulate Jason on his new appointment,” Vivek said.

 





 

 

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  #2034161 12-Jun-2018 09:16
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I think that was long overdue.
Nothing against him, just a lot of opinions when I was there suggested he should move on.


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  #2034165 12-Jun-2018 09:22
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Off to Sky?

John

 
 
 
 


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  #2034166 12-Jun-2018 09:22
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Replaced by Paris - after sitting out his non-compete with Spark.  Who couldnt see that coming??


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  #2034190 12-Jun-2018 10:07
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Little known fact: He's been on hold on the VF helpline since he started, trying to get his work phone set up.  Eventually decided it would be quicker to get new job.





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  #2034274 12-Jun-2018 11:38
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I hope the first thing the new CEO tries to fix is their customer service problems and broken processes


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  #2034567 12-Jun-2018 17:46
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Linux: Off to Sky?

John

 

I'd say this is more than likely. Earlier this year he said that he wasn't going to be the new CEO because he enjoyed his current job. I'd be very surprised if he isn't announced the new CEO once his notice period with Vodafone has been served.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2034568 12-Jun-2018 17:53
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ockel:

 

Replaced by Paris - after sitting out his non-compete with Spark.  Who couldnt see that coming??

 

 

wonder how long it will take for JP to make his wave over there...





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  #2034569 12-Jun-2018 18:00
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In the following https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/104637746/vodafone-nz-chief-executive-russell-stanners-to-step-down he says he has not plans after vodafone and not interested in Sky CEO.

 

I do wish JP all the best, the 1 time I had an issue he had it sorted within an hour and had someone calling me at 7pm with what was going to happen.


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  #2034571 12-Jun-2018 18:31
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And a pay increase for their call centre staff who earn ₱14 - 16,000 per month. That's NZ$378.29 - 432.33.





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  #2034614 12-Jun-2018 20:50
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DjShadow:

 

I hope the first thing the new CEO tries to fix is their customer service problems and broken processes

 

 

This +10000000000000000000. The few times I interacted with Jason Paris at Spark I found him to be fairly friendly and approachable (and he's a Mainlander, like me!).


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  #2034686 12-Jun-2018 22:39
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What has this guy really achieved? All CEO's at this level are set for life, will join the board(s) of many companies or govt departments. Who cares?


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  #2034737 13-Jun-2018 01:49
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MichaelNZ:

 

And a pay increase for their call centre staff who earn ₱14 - 16,000 per month. That's NZ$378.29 - 432.33.

 

 

 

 

But that isn't living in NZ, and having to buy a million dollar shack if you want to buy a house in Auckland. So it's all relative, and depends on what the cost of living is. 


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  #2034765 13-Jun-2018 08:30
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Wellingtondave:

 

What has this guy really achieved? All CEO's at this level are set for life, will join the board(s) of many companies or govt departments. Who cares?

 

 

You could ask that question about most CEO's really. I see CEO's in 2 groups. 

 

Those that run an established and operationally well defined business and simply keep the ship running . 

 

The second CEO is the creative type with leadership skills who has the ability to disrupt existing business models and dramatically improve productivity . 

 

Both types are important, you don't want flaky people in charge.


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  #2034874 13-Jun-2018 10:32
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mattwnz: But that isn't living in NZ, and having to buy a million dollar shack if you want to buy a house in Auckland. So it's all relative, and depends on what the cost of living is. 

 

That's what they want you to believe so you will look the other way.

 

Sure, some stuff is cheap if you are a westerner, OFW or Pinoy-elite and can trade US$ or other 'good' currencies for Philippines pesos.

 

But a lot of stuff is the same price or even more expensive than here.

 

Having lived there, I would roughly value their pay at the equivalent of earning NZ$5 per hour here.





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  #2035923 13-Jun-2018 12:20
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Wellingtondave:

 

What has this guy really achieved? All CEO's at this level are set for life, will join the board(s) of many companies or govt departments. Who cares?

 

 

CEOs being set for life?  Perhaps. People in these roles have a busy life during their working years.  It can be quite a short life too, due to the medical impacts of stress - ironically something they share in common with some of the less fortunate people in society. 

 

Certainly not a life I aspire to.





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